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Bulldogs Down Huskies To Become NCHC Frozen Face-off Champions

ST PAUL, Minn.- After forcing a double overtime, UMD’s Nick Swaney buries a backhander to seal in a 3-2 victory over St. Cloud State becoming the 2019 NCHC Frozen Face-off Champions.

The Huskies got on the board leading early in the first. But just minutes later, in 4-on-4 play Mikey Anderson snipes one to tie up the game and get the Bulldogs back in it. After a scoreless second period, the Huskies regained the lead. With five minutes remaining in the game Billy Exell capitalizes on the power play tying the game sending it into overtime.¬†Swaney’s overtime game winning goal gave the Bulldogs the title they fell short of in the 2017-18 season. Hunter Shepard was in goal recording 34 saves on 36 shots on goal.

UMD moves on to 24-11-2 on the season. They now prepare for the NCAA tournament which begins on March 29.

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