For the second consecutive year, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux have won the Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Final Five Champions by beating the University of Denver 3-2 in double OT at the Xcel Enegy Center in front of a partisan crowd. Matt Frattin scored the overtime winner, his 35th goal of the season, after an outstanding goalie performance by Pioneers goalie Sam Brittain. Both were named to the All-Tournament team with Frattin being named the MVP.â†µ
Denver coach George Gwozdecky was happy with his team’s performance stating that there was “no shame in losing a game like this.” Wild prospect Jason Zucker also played well despite being injured in the second period.â†µ
The Sioux along with Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado College and Nebraska-Omaha will represent the WCHA in the NCAA Tournament. The selection show will air tomorrow at 10:30 Central time on ESPN2 and I will be covering the tournament for SB Nation MN as the Frozen Four is in St. Paul.