Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today joined in a friendly wager on the NCAA Frozen Four Semifinal faceoff between the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota on April 10. Klobuchar wagered her “frozen” dessert hotdish while Hoeven offered a box of North Dakota’s chocolate-covered potato chips known as “chippers.” Klobuchar’s “‘It’s So Cold My Hotdish Froze’ Dessert Hotdish” recently tied for second place in the Minnesota Congressional Delegation’s annual Hotdish Off.

“Nothing would help take the sting out of a Frozen Four loss better than a plate of my ‘frozen’ hotdish, but I’m excited to dig into a box of chippers after the Gophers ice out UND next week,” Klobuchar said. “The Gophers are having another blockbuster season and I’m looking forward to cheering them on as they make their 21st visit to the Frozen Four.”

“After previously winning Senator Klobuchar’s famous Taconite Tater Tot Hotdish, I am eager to try a hockey-inspired variation of the traditional Minnesota delicacy when UND defeats the Gophers during the Frozen Four semifinals,” Hoeven said. “North Dakotans are proud of UND’s tremendous success this season, and we look forwarding to cheering our team on as they compete in Philadelphia.”

On Thursday, April 10, UND will play Minnesota at the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game scheduled to be held in Philadelphia. The last meeting between the teams occurred on Jan. 19, 2013 and ended in a 4-4 tie.