Chyzyk, UND set to take part in NCAA Frozen Four


Virden's Bryn Chyzyk and his University of North Dakota men's hockey team will be taking part in the NCAA Frozen Four this week. The 5-foot-11 forward, who has ties to Neepawa (grandson of Pat and Marie Angers), and the UND team defeated Ferris State 2-1 in double overtime in the midwest regional championship game on Saturday, March 29.

"It was a pretty nerve-wracking game," said Chyzyk on the March 31 edition of Monday Sports Talk on 880 CKLQ. "Their goaltender and our goaltender were both playing well. It was going to take a greasy goal to win it. To see that puck go in [in overtime] was a pretty cool moment and I'll remember it for the rest of my life.

The win means that UND will now take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a semifinal on Thursday at the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.

"It's going to be pretty cool to play in that rivalry between UND and Minnesota," he said. "It's definitely probably the best rivalry in all of college hockey, if not college sports. That alone, is pretty cool.

"They're a really fast team," he said when asked about Minnesota. "It's going to be tough to defend them. The emotions of being at that game with it being a rivalry… It's going to be second to none. It's going to be amazing."

The winner advances to the championship game on Saturday.

Chyzyk, in what is his sophomore season, has four goals and nine points in 36 games.

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