Minnesota Hockey: Gopher-UND Hockey Rivalry Renewed For Two Seasons

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Love it or hate it, the Gophers will be playing the Whioux in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons.

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The Pride On Ice will resume their rivalry with the most annoying team in Canadian Juniors the WCHA the NCHC in 3 seasons:

The most prolific rivalry in college hockey returns during the 2016-17 season as the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota have agreed to terms on a two-year deal that will renew a rivalry dating back to 1930.

The Gophers will host North Dakota for a two-game series in 2016-17 at Mariucci Arena and then travel to Grand Forks for a road series in 2017-18. Dates for both series will be determined at a later time.

Cue the cries from Grand Forks about "too scared to play us" and "scaredy Goofers" and blah blah blah.

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The Good News:

- MOAR RIVALRY HATE: I'm excited because I've always enjoyed the intensity of the HATE.

- Momentary quieting of the crybabies. Maybe.

- High quality non-con opponent.

The Bad News:

- Herpes.

- Rau won't be around to chirp, get the goons in the box, and then troll their fans with goal celebrations.

- World napalm shortage. Seriously, if you're looking to increase your napalm supply I'd recommend you do it now before Erik T buys it all up in preparation for the next trip to Whioux land.

WHAT DO YOU THINK TDG?

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