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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In hosting this season’s Women’s Frozen Four, Minnesota’s women’s ice hockey program had an opportunity to raise the women’s game’s profile considerably, and it did just that.An announced sellout attendance of 3,400 — plus an estimated 300 more having purchased standing room only tickets — packed into Ridder Arena on Sunday afternoon, and most of the crowd didn’t go home disappointed. The host team Minnesota won, as the top-ranked Gophers (41-0-0) bested No. 2 Boston University (28-6-3) 6-3 to clinch Minnesota’s consecutive national championship, fifth all-time, and the first unbeaten and untied season in NCAA women’s ice hockey history.Connected to Minnesota’s more storied Mariucci Arena, Ridder opened in 2002 and rarely had it been full for a Gophers game. On Sunday afternoon, however, head coach Brad Frost got an idea of what the atmosphere is like inside Ridder when...

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