The University of Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team secured a spot in the Frozen Four, adding to the Big Ten Conference's already impressive showing in the NCAA hockey regionals.
The Gophers took down Omaha 3-2 in overtime on Sunday, advancing to their first Frozen Four since 2014. They will face off against fellow Big Ten member Michigan State on April 8th.
Minnesota joins Michigan and Ohio State as Big Ten teams that have advanced to the Frozen Four this year. It marks the first time that three teams from one conference have made it this far since 2003.
Coach Bob Motzko expressed his excitement for his team and their success thus far.
"I'm so proud of these guys," Motzko said. "They've worked hard all season long and deserve every bit of this success."
The Frozen Four will take place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 8th and 10th. The other semifinal matchup will feature St. Cloud State taking on Massachusetts.
With three out of four teams hailing from the Big Ten Conference, it is clear that they are a dominant force within college hockey this year. Fans can expect high level competition when the Frozen Four kicks off next week.