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Live blog: 2016 Frozen Four in Tampa

North Dakota, Denver, Quinnipiac and Boston Collegewill compete for the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship April 7 and 9 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Whether you're a fan of one of the teams or of hockey in general, you'll want to follow our live coverage of the Frozen Four. Scroll through the feed to find the latest updates, photos and videos.


North Dakota ends Frozen Four title drought, tops Quinnipiac 5-1

Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — On Thursday, senior forward Drake Caggiula started the charge for North Dakota, scoring back-to-back goals in the second period to lead the Fighting Hawks to their first NCAA semifinal victory in the past seven attempts.
PHOTO GALLERY: NORTH DAKOTA 5, QUINNIPIAC 1
North Dakota Fighting Hawks winning goalie Cam Johnson (33) cuts the net as they defeat the Quinnipiac Bobcats 5 to 1. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks defenseman Paul LaDue (6) kisses the trophy while skating with it as they defeat the Quinnipiac Bobcats 5 to 1. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Andrew Taverner is smashed against the glass by North Dakota Fighting Hawks defenseman Gage Ausmus. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Travis St. Denis handles the puck around North Dakota defensemen Paul LaDue and Keaton Thompson. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks alumni Caleb Poe, 23 of Sioux Falls, celebrates after the Fighting Hawks. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
A volunteer waits to clean up as North Dakota fans celebrate. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks defenseman Troy Stecher grins at his teammate Matt Hrynkiw after winning. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) carries the trophy. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks celebrate moments after winning the 2016 Frozen Four. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
North Dakota Fighting Hawks leap from the bench and rush their goalie to celebrate their 5 to 1 victory over Quinnipiac Bobcats. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks leap from the bench and rush their goalie to celebrate their 5 to 1 victory over Quinnipiac Bobcats. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks leap from the bench and rush their goalie to celebrate their 5 to 1 victory over Quinnipiac Bobcats. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks leap from the bench and rush their goalie to celebrate their 5 to 1 victory over Quinnipiac Bobcats. [DIRK SHADD | Times]  
North Dakota Fighting Hawks leap from the bench and rush their goalie to celebrate their 5 to 1 victory over Quinnipiac Bobcats. [DIRK SHADD | Times]  
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) is mobbed by his team as they celebrates his goal as they go up 4 to 1 over the Quinnipiac Bobcats during third period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) is mobbed by his team as they celebrates his goal as they go up 4 to 1 over the Quinnipiac Bobcats during third period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) and forward Brock Boeser (16) celebrate Caggiula's goal as they go up 4 to 1 over the Quinnipiac Bobcats during third period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) celebrates his goal as they go up 3 to 1 during third period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) celebrates his goal along with forward Brock Boeser (16) as they go up 3 to 1 during third period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) celebrates his goal as they go up 3 to 1 during third period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats defenseman Devon Toews (6) battles North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Austin Poganski (14) during second period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Scott Davidson (22) checks North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Bryn Chyzyk (29) into the team bench during second period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks fans argue a non call as Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) looks on during second period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) battles North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Chris Wilkie (18) with Quinnipiac Bobcats defenseman Chase Priskie (13) and forward Thomas Aldworth (12) approaching during second period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) clears the puck as North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Drake Caggiula (9) pursues the rebound during the second period [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Shane Gersich (19) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Shane Gersich (19) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
Fans of the North Dakota Fighting Hawks celebrate after forward Shane Gersich (19) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) steals the puck from Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) while Garteig attempted to clear the puck during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) celebrates his first period goal with North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Coltyn Sanderson (26) moments after beating Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) while Garteig attempted to clear the puck during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward K.J. Tiefenwerth (17), left, and Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) work to stop a charging North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Johnny Simonson (10) during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward K.J. Tiefenwerth (17), left, and Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) work to stop a charging North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Johnny Simonson (10) as the puck sails past the net during the first period. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) celebrates his goal as he is mobbed by his team along the glass after beating Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) as he came out of his goal to score a short handed unassisted goal during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Tim Clifton (11) celebrates his 5 on 3 power play goal along with Quinnipiac Thomas Aldworth (12) during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Tim Clifton (11) celebrates his 5 on 3 power play goal as he returns to the bench during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) celebrates after beating Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) as he comes out of his goal to score a short handed unassisted goal during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) celebrates after beating Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) as he comes out of his goal to score a short handed unassisted goal during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Shane Gersich (19) celebrates his goal beating Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) for the first goal of the game during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) as he comes out of his goal to score a short handed unassisted goal during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) as he comes out of his goal to score a short handed unassisted goal during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Brock Boeser (16) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) as he comes out of his goal to score a short handed unassisted goal during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Shane Gersich (19) beats Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) for the first goal of the game during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Shane Gersich (19) celebrates his goal alone with forward Brock Boeser (16) and defenseman Troy Stecher (2) beating Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) for the first goal of the game during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
North Dakota Fighting Hawks forward Trevor Olson (11) drops a check on Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Bo Pieper (24) along the bench during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats goalie Michael Garteig (34) makes a save on North Dakota Fighting Hawks defenseman Gage Ausmus (20) during first period action. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Marty St. Louis drops the ceremonial puck. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Quinnipiac Bobcats cheerleaders lace up their skates to welcome the crowd. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
Fans cheer as "Sweet Caroline" plays from Ferg's Live while headed to Amalie Arena. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
The National Anthem before the drop of the puck. [DIRK SHADD | Times] 
Bill Bankovich, 44 of Tampa, tries to make a shot in the net to win a prize from Buffalo Wild Wings during Frozen Fest. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
Jeremy Stanford, 18 from New York City, blocks shots from his friends while trying to win a prize from Buffalo Wild Wings. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
Nolan Bankovich, 5, looks up at his dad, Bill Bankovich, 44 of Tampa, after making a shot in the net while trying to win a prize from Buffalo Wild Wings. [ZACK WITTMAN | Times] 
 
 

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Brock Boeser's gutsy goal sparks North Dakota

Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — When it comes to hockey, there are all kinds of goals.

Tampa wastes no time to lobby for another Frozen Four

Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — Within minutes of a second successful Frozen Four in four seasons wrapping up here, Rob Higgins started work on bringing college hockey's big event back to Amalie Arena as soon as possible.





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