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3 Blackhawks prospects to play in 2016 Frozen Four

It could be an all-Chicago prospect national championship game.

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Luke Johnson and Nick Schmaltz of North Dakota and Chris Calnan of Boston College will play in the 2016 Frozen Four on April 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

North Dakota, the third overall seed, will play Denver in an all-NCHC semifinal, and Boston College will play No. 1 overall seed Quinnipac.

The national championship game is April 9.

Johnson, a 2013 fifth-round pick, has scored two goals in the tournament, including the eventual game-winning goal against Northeastern in the opening round. He has 11 goals and 10 assists in 42 games during his junior season. Schmaltz, a 2014 first-round pick, tallied two assists against Northeastern and has 10 goals and 34 assists in 35 games during his sophomore campaign.

Calnan, a 2012 third-round pick, recorded an assist in Boston College's 3-2 win over Minnesota-Dultuh in the Northeast Regional Final. He has three goals and eight assists in 28 games in his junior season.


Thursday, April 7

Semifinal 1: BC vs. Quinnipac at 4 p.m. on ESPN2

Semifinal 2: North Dakota vs. Denver at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Saturday, April 9

National Championship: Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner at 7 p.m. on ESPN

*All times Central