North Dakota edges Denver to advance to NCHC final

The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks edged out the Denver Pioneers 1-0 on March 17, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks move on to the finals at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinal (Photo by Rick Corwine/The Minnesota Sports Report)

In a close game, the University of North Dakota’s Austin Poganski scored at the 2:30 mark of the third period to send the UND Fighting Hawks over the Denver Pioneers, to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Finals.

The Target Center was largely green, backing the Fighting Hawks as the North Dakota team always travels well.  The folks who made the trek from Grand Forks to Minneapolis will be back at the Target Center on March 18 as UND will take on their rivals to the East, the University of Minnesota Bulldogs, in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff Finals.