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Hockey Night in Canada to feature Boeser

University of North Dakota's Brock Boeser fires a shot into the vacant Quinnipiac goal during the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four championship game at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. David Samson / The Forum

Brock Boeser will play against the head coach who recruited him to UND, Dave Hakstol, on Saturday night.

It will be on Hockey Night in Canada at 9 p.m. Central on Sportsnet and CBC.

The Vancouver Canucks-Philadelphia Flyers game will be accompanied by a special half-hour feature on Boeser.

The feature will run on Sportsnet in Canada after the game. It will be available for everyone to watch online at on Sunday morning.

A teaser to the feature will air on CBC and Sportsnet before the game. CBC is Channel 16 in Grand Forks for Midco customers.

Hockey Night in Canada producer Alex Blair and crew traveled to Grand Forks, Burnsville, Minn., Waterloo, Iowa, Vancouver and San Francisco to document Boeser’s rise to the NHL.

The documentary goes into how Boeser ended up at UND, his remarkable freshman season, the CBS Line, UND’s 2016 NCAA national championship, his sophomore season and his special bond with Grand Forks resident Baylee Bjorge, Boeser’s prom date.

It also shows Boeser’s impressive rookie season for the Canucks, where he scored 29 goals and had 55 points in 62 games before suffering a season-ending injury. Boeser won MVP of the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa’s Amalie Arena, the same place he had four points in the NCAA national championship game in 2016.

Boeser played two seasons at UND in 2015-16 and 2016-17. He had 60 points as a rookie in helping the Fighting Hawks win their first NCAA national championship in 16 seasons.

He signed with Vancouver at the end of his sophomore season. Boeser is teammates with former UND teammate Troy Stecher in Vancouver.

Boeser has played against Hakstol twice in the NHL, scoring in both games.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 14th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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