UNDATED -- Two Minnesota schools have won their first-round games in the Division I men's hockey tournament, and two more Minnesota teams will play their first games Friday night.

On Thursday the University of Minnesota-Duluth beat Michigan Tech 3 to 0.  The #2 seeded Bulldogs will now take on #1 Denver on Saturday for a chance to return to the Frozen Four.

Also on Thursday, #1 Minnesota State-Mankato beat Harvard 4 to 3.  The Mavericks will now play #3 Notre Dame on Saturday for a shot at returning to the Frozen Four.

AM 1240 WJON logo
Get our free mobile app

The #3 seeded St. Cloud State University opens its NCAA Tournament run at 7:00 p.m. Friday against #2 Quinnipiac.  The winner will advance to the round of eight on Sunday.

And, #2 University of Minnesota will take on #3 Massachusetts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday with the winner playing again on Sunday.

15 Ways You Can Help People in Ukraine Right Now

As Americans watch events unfold in Ukraine, many wonder how they can help. Below is a list of organizations responding to the crisis in Ukraine along with information on how you can support their various missions. 

More From AM 1240 WJON