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Frozen Four returning to St. Paul

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Dec 12, 2013 at 4:47 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will host more Frozen Fours.

Xcel Energy Center was named the site of the 2018 men's hockey championship, which also came to the arena in 2002 and 2011. The Gophers have served as the host for the national semifinals and title games eight times previously, with the last six in St. Paul.

They will host the West Regional in 2014 and 2016 there as well. The regional previously came to the "X'' in 2010 and 2012.

The NCAA announced Wednesday hundreds of postseason sites in all sports over the next five years.

The university will also get the women's hockey championship back at Ridder Arena in 2015 and 2018. The Gophers have hosted the Frozen Four in 2010 and 2013.

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