2021 NCAA Men's Frozen Four coverage

UMass storms past St. Cloud State for its first NCAA men’s hockey championship

The waiting is over for UMass. The Minutemen are national champions for the first time.

Suspended 2 years ago, UMass’ Trivigno completes turnaround as Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player

Trivigno scored the goal that capped off UMass' 5-0 victory against St. Cloud State in the NCAA championship game at PPG Paints Arena.

UMass goalie Lindberg’s mental toughness this week and this season leads Minutemen to national championship

Sidelined in a hotel room near campus back in Amherst, Mass., a nervous Filip Lindberg had to watch his teammates play Thursday from a 500-mile distance.

Dazzling Lagunov short-handed goal solidifies UMass’ lead en route to national championship

Philip Lagunov's goal five minutes into the second period was a backbreaker to St. Cloud State's hopes at a rally from a two-goal deficit.

St. Cloud State hopes to take turn using championship loss as fuel for Frozen Four return

The Huskies were shut out by UMass in their first appearance in the national championship game, just like the Minutemen were blanked by Minnesota Duluth in 2019, their first time in the final game of the season.

Gallery: UMass blanks St. Cloud State for national championship

Photos from UMass' 5-0 victory against St. Cloud State in the 2021 Men's Frozen Four championship game at PPG Paints Arena.

Championship game preview: For St. Cloud State and UMass, Men’s Frozen Four semifinal victories only first step

The Huskies and the Minutemen both go in search of their program's first NCAA championship in Saturday's game.

Lesson learned: UMass eschews busy Friday at Frozen Four in favor of rest

With experience from two years ago, this Friday at the Frozen Four was intentionally calm for the Minutemen ahead of Saturday's game against St. Cloud State at PPG Paints Arena.

Hammer delivers timely postseason scoring as part of ‘great journey’ with St. Cloud State

If St. Cloud State's Will Hammer has one more goal in him, it will make the contrast between his regular season and his postseason more remarkable.

Boston College, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin lead way with three All-American college hockey players apiece for ’20-21 season

Fourteen different schools have players honored as CCM/AHCA Hockey All-Americans for the 2020-21 season. The nation's top 24 college hockey players were announced tonight, and...

Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield wins 2021 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player

After a 52-point season for Wisconsin, Cole Caufield has been named the 2021 Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey's best player.

Michigan freshman Thomas Bordeleau selected 2020-21 Tim Taylor Award winner as national rookie of the year

Michigan freshman forward Thomas Bordeleau has been named the recipient of the 2021 Tim Taylor Award, given annually to the best first-year player in...

Union’s Josh Kosack captures 2020-21 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award with leadership qualities, community outreach initiatives

Union senior forward Josh Kosack has been named the winner of the 2020-21 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award. The award was established by the HCA...

Minnesota’s Jack LaFontaine tabbed Mike Richter Award winner as D-I men’s hockey’s top goaltender

Minnesota goalie Jack LaFontaine was announced Friday as the 2021 Mike Richter Award winner as the top goaltender in Division I men’s hockey. The Mississauga,...

Delaney Wolf, 2021 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient from Saint Mary’s, ‘brings everyone along with her’

In her second year as a finalist for the award, the Bismarck, North Dakota, native was recognized for a long list of volunteer activities.

Previewing the UMass-St. Cloud 2021 NCAA Frozen Four final and reviewing the semifinals: USCHO Spotlight college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 18

We're joined by Chris Peters and Todd Milewski to look ahead to Saturday's national championship game and back at Thursday's semifinals.

North Dakota top scorer Kawaguchi named winner of 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award

North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi has been selected as the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award winner. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I...

UMass overpowers Minnesota Duluth in overtime for spot in Men’s Frozen Four championship game

Garrett Wait buried a pass from linemate Bobby Trivigno at 14:30 in overtime to give UMass a 3-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth.

Last-minute heroics for St. Cloud State give Huskies 5-4 win over Minnesota State, chance to play for school’s first national title

PITTSBURGH – In a year that has been about the next man up and showing resiliency for St. Cloud State, the battle-tested Huskies will now play for a national championship on Saturday night.

In first start since January, UMass goalie Murray’s solid performance eases his coach’s concerns

Matt Murray's last start before the Frozen Four semifinals was Jan. 18, but he made 36 saves to help UMass to victory.

Defending wears out Minnesota Duluth’s chance at history in Frozen Four

The Bulldogs were blocking shots at a higher rate than UMass was recording shots on goal but they couldn't hold off an oncoming charge by the Minutemen as the game wore on.

3 UMass players who were ruled out for Thursday’s Frozen Four game scheduled to rejoin team Friday

Leading scorer Carson Gicewicz, starting goaltender Filip Lindberg and backup goalie Henry Graham will travel to Pittsburgh on Friday.

Gallery: UMass defeats Minnesota Duluth in overtime in Men’s Frozen Four semifinals

Photos from UMass' 3-2 overtime victory against Minnesota Duluth in the Men's Frozen Four semifinals at PPG Paints Arena.

Minnesota State unable to close out third-period lead in Frozen Four debut

PITTSBURGH -- Minnesota State was ready to add another entry to a series of firsts. The Mavericks were 10 minutes away from slapping their name...

‘Next man up’ Molenaar, St. Cloud State fourth line answer rallying cry to advance Huskies to championship game

PITTSBURGH – When Easton Brodzinski suffered a broken femur in St. Cloud State's win over Boston College in the Albany regional final – an...

Gallery: St. Cloud State takes down Minnesota State in the Men’s Frozen Four semifinals

Photos from St. Cloud State's 5-4 victory against Minnesota State in the NCAA Men's Frozen Four semifinals on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena.

Report: Minnesota Duluth will be without goalie Fanti at Frozen Four because of COVID-19 protocols

Fanti didn't travel with the team this week because of COVID-19 protocols, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

UMD: Despite COVID issues for UMass, experience teaches the Bulldogs that an opponent’s missing players ‘doesn’t make it any easier’

Minnesota Duluth enters Thursday’s semifinal as the most experienced Frozen Four team, but doesn't think UMass losing players makes things any easier.

UMASS: COVID-19 protocol absences turn equipment assistant into backup goalie for Frozen Four

Zac Steigmeyer, a former high school goalie and a UMass student manager, is getting called on to back up Matt Murray in the Frozen Four with two Minutemen goalies out (Photo by Justin K. Aller/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

ST. CLOUD: For the Huskies, words are more than just hockey lingo, they’re a philosophy by which this team lives

St. Cloud State has reached its second Frozen Four and, not surprisingly, there's a lot of lingo that this team uses day after day (Photo: Justin K. Aller/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

MINN ST: Minnesota State knows fast start can be key in Frozen Four semifinal against St. Cloud State

The Mavericks are 18-0 this season when scoring first and one of only two teams with an unblemished record with the game's first goal (Photo: Justin K. Aller/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Frozen Four College Hockey Team Preview: Minnesota Duluth looking to make it three straight national championships with depth, experience

This is the fourth of four team previews for teams playing in the Frozen Four this week in Pittsburgh. MINNESOTA DULUTH Season record: 14-10-2 How they got...

2021 NCAA Frozen Four semifinal preview with writer Chris Peters: USCHO Spotlight college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 17

Chris Peters joins us to preview the 2021 NCAA men's D-I hockey semis featuring Minnesota State vs. St. Cloud State and UMass vs. Minnesota Duluth.

Frozen Four College Hockey Team Preview: Minnesota State proving Mavericks belong in upper echelon of college hockey’s elite programs

This is the third of four team previews for the teams that have reached the Frozen Four this week in Pittsburgh. MINNESOTA STATE Season record: 22-4-1 How...

UMass to be without Gicewicz, Harding, Lindberg, Graham in NCAA Frozen Four semifinal due to COVID-19 protocols

UMass will be without forwards Gicewicz and Harding and goapltenders Lindberg and Graham for Thursday's NCAA semifinal due to COVID-19 protocols.

UMass AD Bamford’s vision, Minutemen coach Carvel’s approach quickly builds strong, national contender in Amherst

Anyone who has listened to Massachusetts coach Greg Carvel over the last few years understands that the 2019 Spencer Penrose winner, given to the...

Frozen Four College Hockey Team Preview: St. Cloud State without Brodzinski, but still hungry to win two more games in Pittsburgh

This is the second of four team previews for the teams that have reached the Frozen Four this week in Pittsburgh. ST. CLOUD STATE Season record:...

Frozen Four College Hockey Team Preview: UMass opens with defending champ Minnesota Duluth, looking for redemption from 2019 title game

This is the first of four team previews for the teams that have reached the Frozen Four this week in Pittsburgh. MASSACHUSETTS Season record: 18-5-4 (13-5-4...

With a Minnesota-rich Frozen Four college hockey equation, school alumni elated to see situation unfold

Minnesota has called itself the state of hockey for years now, but even someone who rolls their eyes at the saying would have to admit that it rang true in college hockey this season. What else would you call a state that put all five Division I programs into the 16-team postseason tournament and will make up 75 percent of the Frozen Four?

TMQ: With Frozen Four field in place, including three Minnesota teams, will the best team win?

Each week during the season, we look at the big events and big games around Division I men’s college hockey in Tuesday Morning Quarterback. NOTE: This is our final TMQ of the 2020-21 season.
Hockey East selects Metcalf, conference races stay hot, PairWise odds: Weekend Review college hockey podcast Season 2 Episode 19

Taking a look back at the 2021 NCAA men’s D-I regionals: Weekend Review college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 20

We look back game-by-game at the 2021 NCAA men's D-I hockey regionals and discuss what advanced the four regional champs to the Frozen Four.

An early look at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, with UMass, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State

Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena hosts the Frozen Four on April 8 and 10.

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