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UMD looks for home-state advantage

Originally Published: April 5, 2011
By David Albright | ESPN.com

The last time the NCAA hockey championship was held in the State of Hockey, hometown Minnesota skated off with the 2002 national crown, which was the school's fourth championship and first since 1979.

When the puck drops for the 2011 Frozen Four on Thursday evening at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center, a maroon and gold University of Minnesota squad will again be on the ice.

But the Gophers will be nowhere to be found.

Instead, ...

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