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Hockey Fans Pack The Wells Fargo Center For Frozen Four

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 12: Head coach Rick Bennett of the Union College Dutchmen celebrates with the trophy after the win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championship Game at Wells Fargo Center on April 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Union College Dutchmen defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4 to win the national title. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 12: Head coach Rick Bennett of the Union College Dutchmen celebrates with the trophy after the win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship Game at Wells Fargo Center on April 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Union College Dutchmen defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4 to win the national title. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hockey fans packed the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia Saturday night for the Frozen Four finale — the NCAA’s national championship game between Union College and the University of Minnesota.

Before the puck dropped for the game between the Dutchmen and the Golden Gophers, officials declared the 2014 Frozen Four a great success.

Kristin Fasbender with the NCAA says Philadelphia proved to be a great host city and hockey town.

“I think everybody’s had an opportunity to get out and see some of the sights while they’re here, but the building and the ice and everybody here has been amazing,” she said. “So I think it’s been a really good experience for our student-athletes as well as for the fans that have joined us here this weekend.”

One of those fans is Rob Dickson who drove down from Glenville, NY to cheer on Union College.

“We spent the last two days sightseeing and I was amazed at what a nice city it is,” he said. “It’s really astounding.”

Wells Fargo general Manager Matt Homan hopes the success of the Frozen Four this year will help bring more big events to the city.

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