Xcel Energy Center Named Finalist for Future Frozen Fours

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The NCAA and the Men's Ice Hockey Committee has announced finalists to host the 2015-18 Frozen Fours with the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul among the 10 finalists. 

The potential host cities also include: Boston, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, and Washington D.C. All but Chicago and Brooklyn have hosted Frozen Fours before. Pittsburgh hosted the Frozen Four last year while Philadelphia is hosting this year.

The Committee is expected to name the four winning bids some time in late November.

Xcel Energy Center has previously hosted the NCAA Frozen Four twice, most recently in 2011. The facility first hosted the national championship in 2002 with the Gophers topping Maine to win the fourth overall NCAA title in program history and the first of back-to-back national titles. 


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