The Gopher men's hockey team defeated North Dakota 5-2 in the NCAA Tournament West Region Final at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Sunday afternoon.  Minnesota scored 3 2nd period goals.  Taylor Matson scored the game-winning goal for the Gophers.

Minnesota advances to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2005 and will play Boston College in Tampa, Florida Thursday April 5 at 7pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:30.  AM 1390-the Fan will also broadcast the Union (New York) vs Ferris State Frozen Four National Semifinal at 3:30pm on Thursday April 5.