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A fan of hockey from mites to the NHL, Nathan learned heartbreak at the age of six when Norm Green took his Minnesota North Stars to Dallas. Since then the heartbreaking losses have continued between Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves but he fails to give up the hope of another Twin Cities pro championship.

Presently Nathan covers the University of Minnesota hockey team for Western College Hockey and College Hockey News. In addition, he has attended Frozen Fours and is a NCAA Hockey correspondent for SB Nation.com

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Huskies taking lessons from last year

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St. Cloud State learned plenty about itself and how to avoid a letdown season from its first-ever Frozen Four run.

Colonials burn past, use elimination gms as fuel

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Three times Robert Morris have had to win to play on and three times the Pittsburgh-based school has kept its season going following a 2-12-2 start to the year.

Final Big Ten Tournament Thoughts

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From the music played to the empty seats and great on-ice product, last weekend drew a range of emotions in St. Paul among players, fans and coaches alikee. Our own Nate Wells tries to make sense...

Clarkson wins Women's National Championship

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For the first time ever, a team outside Minnesota, Wisconsin and Minnesota-Duluth has won the Division 1 national championship. The Golden Knights defeated Minnesota 5-4 Sunday in Hamden, CT.

Badgers win Big Ten Tournament

Mark Zengerle scored 7:48 into overtime as Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 5-4 in St. Paul

Badgers-Buckeyes lines

We know this much: A "b" nickname and red and white team will will the Big Ten conference tournament.

The "pretty amazing" Christian Frey

Ohio State's freshman goalie, despite joining the team mid-season, is one reason why the Buckeyes are one win away from the NCAA Tournament.

UW taking same focus, different path for B1G title

The Badgers have won its last 7 games at Xcel Energy Center. This year the search is different because instead of needing to win 3 games in 3 days to get into the NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin is in...

Buckeyes beat Gophers; 1 win from B1G Title

Ohio State defeated Minnesota 3-1 as Ryan Dzingel got the game-winning goal 9:08 into the third period. The Buckeyes will face Wisconsin tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. CT for the inaugural Big Ten title.

UW's Mersch scores twice to top Nittany Lions

With a 2-1 win Friday, the Badgers will play the winner of Minnesota/OSU for the inaugural Big Ten Hockey Conference Tournament tomorrow night.

Gophers-Buckeyes lines

Sam Warning returns for Minnesota while Ohio State makes one change.

A look at both sides of an upset

With one goal Thursday, the beauty of single game elimination showed. Penn State got its biggest win & an 8 win team within 2 more of the NCAA Tourney while Michigan's Tourney dreams took a major hit.

Wisconsin vs. Penn State lines

Penn State makes no changes Friday versus Wisconsin from its double overtime win against Michigan

Brevig buries B1G OT winner

Ohio State freshman Drew Brevig scored the winner 4:33 into OT for a 2-1 win Thursday night. His goal gives the Buckeyes a date with the top-ranked Gophers Friday.

Double Overtime Hero

Penn State's Zach Saar won the first sudden death game in Big Ten history and dashed Michigan's NCAA Tournament hopes with his fifth goal 12:47 into the second overtime

Michigan v. Penn State lines

Greetings from Xcel Energy Center where the Wolverines and Nittany Lions kick things off at 2 p.m. CT

Big Ten Tournament Questions

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What are the biggest issues and concerns among the six teams entering this weekend's Big Ten Conference Hockey Tournament in St. Paul? From front-runner Minnesota to last-place Penn State, we look...

Mike Richter Award Finalists Announced

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One of Denver's Sam Brittain, UMass-Lowell's Connor Hellebuyck, Wisconsin's Joel Rumpel, Minnesota's Adam Wilcox and Northeastern's Clay Witt will win the inaugural honor next month presented to...

SBN Big Ten Hockey Awards Part II

Who won the oddly weird and specific made up Wellsies?

SB Nation's All-Big Ten Awards

A half-dozen writers covering the Big Ten came together to give their first, second and all-rookie teams.

Big Ten Announces Awards

In its first year, the top two teams in the standings take away most of the individual and all-team awards, respectively.

Breaking down Gopher bracketology

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7 days from Frozen Four selection Sunday, here's who to cheer for and what can and could happen for Minnesota to get the #1 overall seed in the 2014 NCAA Hockey Tournament

2014 Women's Frozen Four Set

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Minnesota will play WCHA foe Wisconsin in one semifinal while Mercyhurst and Clarkson face off in the other.

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PC's Leaman holds press conference, baby (VIDEO)

Just your normal post game press conference video and OH MY GOD IS THAT A BABY?

B1G Final Standings & Bracket

Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul hosts the 2014 Big Ten tournament.

Three is a Magic Number

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While Minnesota's Kelly Terry wears 10, the senior forward scored 3 goals as the Gophers used a 3 goal third period to advance to its 3rd consecutive Frozen Four (and try for a three-peat).

Gopher women had "good distraction" this week

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Last week the Gophers won a WCHA conference tournament, Hannah Brandt was nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award and Monday the team met the President. Today Minnesota will face Boston University...

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Saved by the Buzzer

Watch St. Cloud State captain Kevin Gravel tied the #1 v. #8 NCHC series at 4 with .1 second remaining.

Minnesota wins Big Ten regular season title

Nearly a year to the day from his last overtime winner, Kyle Rau, who scored the Minnesota State HS-winning OT goal for Eden Prairie in 2011, did it again for the Golden Gophers as Minnesota claims...

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