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North Dakota defeats Quinnipiac for eighth NCAA Ice Hockey title

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North Dakota players celebrate their 5-1 win over Quinnipiac during an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


On an extremely busy night for the NHL, plenty of scouts were probably watching the NCAA.

That’s because the 2016 national championship game was taking place, and North Dakota won handily, beating Quinnipiac by a score of 5-1.

This is North Dakota’s eighth title, but it’s been some time as the last one came back in 2000.

One of the requisite tweets:

A few tidbits that might be fans of poaching college free agents/etc.: