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Associated Press St. Cloud State goalie Ryan Faragher, right, tries to stop a shot by Nick Jensen during the Huskies’ practice Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Men's hockey: New teams, new site, new outlook for Frozen Four

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PITTSBURGH — Cheerleaders and a pep band as soon as they stepped off the plane. A police escort on the ride in from the airport. Their school’s logo plastered about eight feet wide across the Consol Energy Center atrium. NHL ice awaiting for their use.

The NCAA sure rolls out the red carpet for teams that advance to the Frozen Four. And it’s fair to say this season’s qualifiers aren’t used to it.

“We were kind of in awe,” Massachusetts Lowell captain Riley Wetmore.

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