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Team USA Advances To The Semifinal Round At The World Championship

HELSINKI, Finland – Ben Meyers (Delano, Minn.) netted two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner in the opening stanza, and Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) recorded his second shutout of the tournament with 33 saves as the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Switzerland, 3-0, here tonight to move on to the semifinal round at the 2022 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

The U.S. advances to its fifth semifinal appearance in its last seven world championships. Team USA will face Finland Saturday (May 28) in Tampere at 2:20 p.m. (7:20 a.m. ET) and the contest can be seen live on NHL Network.

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TSN Insiders Tonight

Despite some major sporting bodies making the decision to bar Russian athletes from competing, the NHL has decided it will allow Russian players to be drafted this year, according to Pierre LeBrun. On the Canadian front, Darren Dreger reports that Canada should be boasting a strong roster at the 2022 World Hockey Championship. Our Insiders have the latest on that and more.

Watch at TSN

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NHL Network TV Coverage Of Team USA At The Under 18 World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – NHL Network will provide exclusive telecasts of all Team USA games at the 2022 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship. The network will air 11 total games throughout the tournament, which begins Saturday (April 23) and runs through May 1 in Landshut and Kaufbeuren, Germany. 

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Talking With Connor Bedard

After becoming the youngest player in WHL history to score 50 goals in a season at 16 years old, Connor Bedard joins That's Hockey to discuss the feat, hitting 100 points on the season, and how he feels about being compared to Connor McDavid.

Watch the four minute segment at TSN.

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Assistant Coaches Named For Team USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jeff Blashill (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Detroit Red Wings), Don Granato (Downers Grove, Ill./Buffalo Sabres) and Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn./Minnesota State University) have been named assistant coaches, and Mike King (Center Conway, N.H./Ottawa Senators) video coach, for the 2022 U.S. Men’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey.

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Denver Wins The NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship

Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.

Denver scored five straight third-period goals to capture the NCAA Division I men's hockey championship with a 5-1 victory over Minnesota State at TD Garden on Saturday night.

It's the ninth title in program history for the Pioneers, tying Michigan's NCAA record for the most ever. Denver had eliminated the Wolverines in the semifinals of the Frozen Four to advance to the title game against the Mavericks.

"It certainly was a goal to get to nine," said Denver coach David Carle. "The ultimate goal is to be the first one to 10, I will tell you. Winning Thursday against Michigan was a huge step in that direction, and obviously tonight is an even bigger step."

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The Frozen Four Starts Tomorrow

from Chris Peters of the Daily Faceoff,

The 2022 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four is set for Boston beginning Thursday and will showcase some of the very best talent college hockey has to offer. It includes three of the most historically successful programs in college hockey and one of the programs that’s spent the last decade or so rising to prominence to becoming an annual contender. While Michigan, Minnesota and Denver are all in a familiar spot, Minnesota State will be playing in just its second Frozen Four after making it last season as well.

The Frozen Four action kicks off at TD Garden Thursday at 5:00 p.m. ET between Michigan and Denver, with Minnesota State taking on Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The rosters for the four teams in this Frozen Four feature 41 NHL draft picks representing 25 different teams. For reference, last year there were 18 drafted players in the Frozen Four.

Minnesota leads the way with 14 draftees, Michigan has 13 including seven first-rounders, Denver has two and Minnesota State has two. There are also a few more players that will be picked up in the NHL draft this year or signed as college free agents. If you want to see a lot of future NHL players, this is a good year to check out the Frozen Four.

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The Frozen Four Is Set

from ESPN,

Michigan, complete with a star-laden roster that includes four of the top five picks in the 2021 NHL draft, dispatched Quinnipiac, 7-4, on Sunday in the NCAA hockey tournament, securing the final bid to next month's Frozen Four.

The Wolverines, seeded No. 1 overall, flexed their muscle in the Allentown, Pennsylvania regional, eliminating a pair of New England teams, American International, champion of the Atlantic Hockey Conference on Friday, and then the Bobcats of the ECAC on Sunday night.

Michigan will be joined by Minnesota State, Denver and Minnesota in the Frozen Four, scheduled to begin April 7 in Boston. The Wolverines will face the Pioneers at TD Garden, while the Gophers will draw the state-rival Mavericks.

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The Road To The Frozen Four Begins Tonight

from ESPN,

The NCAA men's hockey tournament is here, with a 16-team field battling through the regionals for a berth in the Frozen Four, to be held April 7 and 9 at TD Garden in Boston.

The four top seeds are Michigan (No. 1 in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region), Minnesota State (Albany, New York), Denver (Loveland, Colorado) and Western Michigan (Worcester, Massachusetts).

Regional play begins March 24 and 25, with regional finals scheduled for March 26 and 27. All games will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNews and will be available for streaming on the ESPN app.

To get you ready for all the action, we've got the full schedule of games, a roundtable with college hockey analysts Dave Starman and Sean Ritchlin sharing their insight on the biggest storylines, matchups and players, and a look at all 16 teams in the field.

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If You Think Reviews In the NHL Are Long

from Christian Babcock of The Rink Live,

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team would not let its season end.

Moments after No. 1 Minnesota State apparently vanquished the Beavers with a goal by Josh Groll in overtime to claim the CCHA Mason Cup Championship on Saturday in Mankato, BSU head coach Tom Serratore and his assistants contested the goal, arguing that one of the goalposts had lifted up and made the goal invalid.

After a review that lasted over an hour, the right people agreed with them, and overtime was restarted. But after another 2:09 of clock time, MSU’s Jack Neely put an official end to the wild affair with a snipe that finished Bemidji State’s season for good.

“We were given a second life,” Serratore said. “A call had to be made, and it was the right call. It was odd, obviously, the time that elapsed, but we get back out there and we have an opportunity of winning a championship. And it just didn’t happen.”

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