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Storm Alumni set to compete for NCAA National Championship

By Kendall Grayson, 03/25/21, 7:30PM PDT

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Twenty-six program alumni seek National Championship

Kearney, NE. – Twenty-six alumni of the Storm organization are set to compete for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Championship title when the tournament begins this weekend. With at least one former player on every roster in the tournament, a former Storm player is assured to win the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Championship. The fifteen-team tournament begins this weekend and will conclude on April 10th at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Notre Dame and St. Lawrence were each set to compete in this year’s tournament but will not participate due to COVID-19 protocols. St. Lawrence earned an auto-bid into the tournament by winning the ECAC Hockey Tournament but were unable to accept the bid due to New York State and NCAA quarantine guidelines. Notre Dame was deemed unable to participate after the bracket was announced, meaning that Boston College will now advance to the next round of the tournament automatically.

 

A complete list of Storm alumni in this year’s NCAA Tournament can be found below. Game times, TV schedule, Regional information, bios, and more information is also listed below. 

 

American International Yellow Jackets

#44 Austen Long (Forward, Sophomore)

Bemidji State Beavers

#28 Elias Rosén (Defenseman, Sophomore)

Boston College Eagles

#27 Colby Ambrosio (Forward, Freshman)

Boston University Terriers

#26 Joseph Campolieto (Defenseman, Senior)

Lake Superior State Lakers

#23 Artyom Borshyov (Defenseman, Freshman)

Michigan Wolverines

#6 Jack Summers (Defenseman, Junior)

#20 Keaton Pehrson (Defenseman, Sophomore)

Bill Muckalt (Associate Head Coach)

Minnesota Golden Gophers

#6 Mike Koster (Defenseman, Freshman)

#51 Noah Weber (Forward, Sophomore)

Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs

#12 Ben Almquist (Forward, Sophomore)

Minnesota State Mavericks

#3 Jack McNeely (Defenseman, Senior)

#13 Brendan Furry (Forward, Sophomore)

#17 Walker Duehr (Forward, Senior)

#27 Tony Malinowski (Defenseman, Sophomore)

Nebraska Omaha Mavericks

#31 Isaiah Saville (Goaltender, Sophomore)

North Dakota Fighting Hawks

#9 Brendan Budy (Forward, Sophomore)

#22 Shane Pinto (Forward, Sophomore)

#35 Harrison Feeney (Goaltender, Sophomore)

Quinnipiac Bobcats

#11 Wyatt Bongiovanni (Forward, Junior)

#17 Joey Cipollone (Forward, Sophomore)

#29 Odeen Tufto (Forward, Senior)

St. Cloud State Huskies

#19 Sam Hentges (Forward, Junior)

#22 Joe Molenaar (Forward, Freshman)

UMass Minutemen

#24 Zac Jones (Defenseman, Sophomore)

Wisconsin Badgers

#9 Linus Weissbach (Forward, Senior)

 

Midwest Regional (Fargo, North Dakota)

 

Tri-City Storm Alumni

North Dakota Fighting Hawks

#9 Brendan Budy (Forward, Sophomore)

#22 Shane Pinto (Forward, Sophomore)

#35 Harrison Feeney (Goaltender, Sophomore)

 

Michigan Wolverines

#6 Jack Summers (Defenseman, Junior)

#20 Keaton Pehrson (Defenseman, Sophomore)

Bill Muckalt (Associate Head Coach, Fourth Season)

 

Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs

#12 Ben Almquist (Forward, Sophomore)

 

American International Yellow Jackets

#44 Austen Long (Forward, Sophomore)

 

Matchups and TV Information

American International (15-3-0) vs. 1 North Dakota (21-5-1)

Friday, March 26th 8:30pm CT (ESPN3)

 

Michigan (15-10-1) vs. Minnesota Duluth (14-10-2)

Friday, March 26th 3:00pm CT (ESPNU)

 

Regional Seeding

  1. North Dakota
  2. Michigan
  3. Minnesota Duluth
  4. American International

 

Northeast Regional (Albany, New York)

 

Tri-City Storm Alumni

Boston College Eagles

#27 Colby Ambrosio (Forward, Freshman)

 

St. Cloud State Huskies

#19 Sam Hentges (Forward, Junior)

#22 Joe Molenaar (Forward, Freshman)

 

Boston University Terriers

#26 Joseph Campolieto (Defenseman, Senior)

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish*

#2 Nate Clurman (Defenseman, Junior)

 

Matchups and TV Information

Notre Dame (14-13-2)* vs. 2 Boston College (17-5-1)

Saturday, March 27th 4:00pm CT (ESPN3)

 

Boston U. (10-4-1) vs. St. Cloud State (17-10-0)

Saturday, March 27th 5:30pm CT (ESPNews)

 

Regional Seeding

  1. Boston College
  2. St. Cloud State
  3. Boston University
  4. Notre Dame*

 

*On Thursday, March 25th, 2021 it was announced that Notre Dame would be unable to compete in this year’s tournament due to COVID-19 protocols.

 

West Regional (Loveland, Colorado)

 

Tri-City Storm Alumni

Minnesota Golden Gophers

#6 Mike Koster (Defenseman, Freshman)

#51 Noah Weber (Forward, Sophomore)

 

Minnesota State Mavericks

#3 Jack McNeely (Defenseman, Senior)

#13 Brendan Furry (Forward, Sophomore)

#17 Walker Duehr (Forward, Senior)

#27 Tony Malinowski (Defenseman, Sophomore)

 

Quinnipiac Bobcats

#11 Wyatt Bongiovanni (Forward, Junior)

#17 Joey Cipollone (Forward, Sophomore)

#29 Odeen Tufto (Forward, Senior)

 

Nebraska Omaha Mavericks

#31 Isaiah Saville (Goaltender, Sophomore)

 

Matchups and TV Information

Omaha (14-10-1) vs. 3 Minnesota (23-6-0)

Saturday, March 27th 9:00pm CT (ESPNU)

 

Quinnipiac (17-7-4) vs. Minnesota State (20-4-1)

Saturday, March 27th 4:00pm CT (ESPN3)

 

Regional Seeding

  1. 1. Minnesota
  2. 2. Minnesota State
  3. 3. Quinnipiac
  4. 4. Omaha

 

East Regional (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

 

Tri-City Storm Alumni

Wisconsin Badgers

#9 Linus Weissbach (Forward, Senior)

 

UMass Minutemen

#24 Zac Jones (Defenseman, Sophomore)

 

Lake Superior State Lakers

#23 Artyom Borshyov (Defenseman, Freshman)

 

Bemidji State Beavers

#28 Elias Rosén (Defenseman, Sophomore)

 

Matchups and TV Information

Bemidji State (15-9-3) vs. 4 Wisconsin (20-9-1)

Friday, March 26th 1:00pm CT (ESPN2)

 

UMass (16-5-4) vs. Lake Superior State (19-6-3)

Friday, March 26th 5:30pm CT (ESPNU)

 

Regional Seeding

  1. Wisconsin
  2. UMass
  3. Lake Superior State
  4. Bemidji State