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2020 NCHC PLAY OF THE YEAR TOURNAMENT: QUARTERFINALS - DAY 5

By NCHC, 03/16/20, 2:55PM EDT

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Match-ups for March 16 Feature Jordan Kawaguchi vs. Jack Gates and David Hrenak vs. Ethen Frank

We enter the quarterfinals on day five of the 2020 NCHC Play of the Year Tournament, presented by TRIA Orthopaedic Center, with the first two quarterfinal match-ups available for fan voting.

In the first quarterfinal, North Dakota forward Jordan Kawaguchi corrals a loose puck behind the goal line and goes between the legs for a highlight reel goal in week 13, while Colorado College forward Jack Gates flips on the jets to beat an Omaha defender to score a shorthanded goal while being tripped in week 16.

In the second quarterfinal, St. Cloud State goaltender David Hrenak makes an absolute robbery of a glove save on a wide open net against Northern Michigan in week 6, while Western Michigan forward Ethen Frank receives a deep pass and puts a Bowling Green defenseman through the spin cycle for a backhand goal in week 2.

Winning our final first-round match-ups from Saturday were North Dakota's Judd Caulfield and Omaha goalie Isaiah Saville. Caulfield handedly defeated Kevin Fitzgerald with 83 percent of the vote, while Savaille got past Western Michigan's Dawson DiPietro with 63 percent of the vote. Caulfield and Saville will meet in a quarterfinal on March 17.

Videos of both of Monday's match-ups are below with the poll to vote below each video. Voting will remain open until Tuesday morning, when the last two quarterfinal match-ups are posted and today's winners are announced. The winners of today's match-ups will meet in the first semifinal on March 18. The entire bracket can be seen at the bottom of the page.



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