PITTSBURGH -- The Massachusetts men's hockey team will be without four of their players on Thursday for the national semifinals due to COVID-19 contract tracing protocols.

Carson Gicewicz, Henry Graham, Jerry Harding and Filip Lindberg will be forced to sit out the game.  

The Minutemen will take on two-time defending champion Minnesota-Duluth in the national semifinals on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in a rematch of the 2019 NCAA championship game.

The winner will advance to Saturday's national championship game against either St. Cloud State or Minnesota State-Mankato.

The Huskies versus Mavericks semifinal is at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.

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