UND Men’s Hockey: Playoff Beards Alive and Well!

The UND Fighting Hawks are one win away from their eighth national championship.

It’s certainly the news of the day.  It wasn’t a come from behind win for the Fighting Hawks last night but it was certainly a come back win.

A huge third period and we’re going to talk a lot more about that tonight.

Everyone who’s played or watched knows all about the superstitions in the games.

Hockey and football kind of share that different mentality than baseball and basketball in the sense that the players wear helmets.

In college hockey, of course those helmets have the face mask.

So you don’t get the good look at the player’s faces.

Now that’s not the case when you happen to be hanging out in the locker room and let me tell you:  The UND playoff beards alive and well right now and the players say they are cautiously impressed with their own faces.

“I think a lot of the guys on our team have some nice beards.  Mine isn’t the greatest, it’s a little patchy, I don’t grow anything right here, but we have guys like Keaton Thompson on our team…who look like…grizzled veterans out there,” said Captain Gage Ausmus.

“I’ve been really working hard at it, putting a lot of shampoo in it, a lot of conditioner…trying to comb it up a little bit, but it’s a lot of hard work, I think,” said Defenseman Keaton Thompson.

“I think mine is maybe not quite the best on the team, but it’s up there.  I think Keaton Thompson’s got the best beard for sure, and then maybe Paul Ladue with the devil horn beard right here…but mine’s not too bad right now,” said Senior Forward Drake Caggiula.

Now, of course, the next order of business is what to do with the Quinnipiac Bobcats.

We’re going to have a lot more coming up for you as we continue our UND Men’s Hockey Championship coverage.

And we’re going more in depth about those superstitions behind the playoff beards.

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