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UMass Lowell vs. Yale, 4:30, ESPN2

Frozen Four has UMass Lowell campus sizzling

LOWELL — It wasn’t all that long ago, six years to be exact, that the fate of UMass Lowell’s hockey team hung in the balance and school trustees even talked about eliminating the sport.

A lot can happen in a short time. On Thursday, in a striking turnaround that mirrors the university’s rise to new prominence, the River Hawks play in the Frozen Four for the first time in school history, facing Yale University in the national semifinals.

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