Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 1/19/13
The showdown between the North Dakota Fighting Sioux and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are always epic showdowns.  There is always plenty of facewashing after whistles, lots of colorful language and vicious body checks aplenty in every series the two clubs have had with one another.  This game is for regional bragging rights and involve two of the most successful college programs.  Both schools have produced numerous players that have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.  For North Dakota there is Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac, Dave Christian, and of course the Wild's Zach Parise just to name a few.  Minnesota certainly is no stranger in producing NHL talent either with Neal Broten, Phil Kessel, Blake Wheeler, Paul Martin, Jordan Leopold and Kyle Okposo just to name a few.  Since 1951, these storied programs have called themselves conference opponents but that will come to an end tonight.  This is the last regular season match up these two clubs will have as both teams will ...
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