Johnson, Schmaltz Lead North Dakota To Frozen Four

With their 5-2 victory against the University of Michigan on Saturday afternoon, North Dakota is headed to the Frozen Four in Tampa.

Blackhawks prospects Luke Johnson and Nick Schmaltz will head to Tampa, while Tyler Motte’s terrific season at Michigan comes to an end.

Johnson scored goals in both of North Dakota’s games this weekend. He was credited with the game-winner on Friday and scored North Dakota’s second goal on Saturday.

Schmaltz was held without a point by Michigan but had two assists in Friday night’s win against Northeastern.

Motte scored the game-winner for Michigan against Notre Dame on Friday and picked up two assists in the loss to North Dakota on Saturday.

UPDATE: in the late game, Blackhawks prospect Chris Calnan had an assist as Boston College advanced to the Frozen Four with a 3-2 win over Minnesota-Duluth.

2 thoughts on “Johnson, Schmaltz Lead North Dakota To Frozen Four

  • March 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm


    Hawks should have a great shot at signing this kid… Read that he chose N. Dakota after watching Toews play there on TV Frozen Four… wears Toew’s ND # 9 (at least I saw someone in ND crowd wearing # 9 Toews Jersey…) and He has a lot of chemistry with Schmaltz!!!

  • March 28, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Luke Johnson, 5 goals in 5 NCAA playoff games. Plays on UND’s “heavy line”. A line that draws the other team’s top line because the are hard to play against.

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