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North Dakota falls from No. 1 to No. 3 in men's hockey polls after losing twice in tournament


GRAND FORKS, North Dakota — The University of North Dakota has been docked two spots in the national polls heading into the NCAA men's regional hockey tournament.

Coach Dave Hakstol's team dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in both the USA Today/USA Hockey the polls, after losing both of its games in the National Hockey Collegiate Conference tournament.

Minnesota State took over the top spot while Boston University moved to No. 2 in both polls.

UND did not receive any first-place votes in either poll.

North Dakota is the No. 1 seed for this weekend's NCAA West Regional in Fargo and will face 11th-ranked Quinnipiac. The other West Region semifinal features No. 5 Michigan Tech against No. 13 St. Cloud State.

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