After missing out on the inaugural Frozen Faceoff last season, the SCSU men's hockey team will make the trek to Minneapolis on Friday to take on rival North Dakota. The Huskies swept Nebraska-Omaha to reach the tournament.

St. Cloud State was 1-3 this season against UND, with their lone win coming in the teams' first matchup on November 21st at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. SCSU won that game 3-1 behind a pair of goals from Jonny Brodzinski and 26 saves by Charlie Lindgren.

UND earned a split in the series with a 3-2 win the next night, then swept a series at Ralph Engelstad Arena in late February with 3-2 and 3-1 wins.

SCSU has not had much luck facing UND in one-and-done situations of late, going just 1-4 since 2001.

We caught up with SCSU captain Nick Oliver on Tuesday on Granite City Sports. Oliver joins the show weekly.

SCSU head coach Bob Motzko joined Granite City Sports later that afternoon as well.

St. Cloud Times SCSU beat reporter Mick Hatten joined GCS on Wednesday.