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By Andrew Weiss (@WeissFC)
In terms of toughness, the Midwest Regional is hand in hand as tough as the deep Northeast Regional to get out of. It is uncommon to see a team that won a share of the strongest league’s title receive a four seed, but that is the case with St. Cloud who plays Notre Dame Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s matchups also add intrigue in that the regional pairs a top offensive team (St. Cloud State and Minnesota State) against a top defensive team (Notre Dame and Miami). While Notre Dame is the first seed and will travel two and a half hours to Toledo, the home state Miami RedHawks also see an in state advantage being a mere 130 miles always from the Huntington Center.
Below is part three of four of The Hockey Guys’ preview to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament highlighting the Midwest Regional. Each preview will feature the four team capsules, players to watch, and predictions of how the three games will play out.
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