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

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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 USCHO.com 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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