Monday, March 25, 2013

The Road To The Frozen Four

Somebody needed to write something for the blog, so I figured that I would post the NCAA Men's Hockey tournament up so everybody can look at it.

NORTHEAST (Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, N.H.)
(3) UMass Lowell vs. Wisconsin
Denver vs. New Hampshire
EAST (Dunkin' Donuts Center - Providence, R.I.)
(1) Quinnipiac vs. Canisius
Boston College vs. Union
MIDWEST (Huntington Center - Toledo, Ohio)
Miami vs. Minnesota State
(4) Notre Dame vs. St. Cloud State
WEST (Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Mich.)
(2) Minnesota vs. Yale
North Dakota vs. Niagara

First thoughts, I like the draw that UMass Lowell gets. I don't think that Wisconsin will continue the hotstreak that they had going in the WCHA playoffs. The possible 2nd round game between Minnesota and North Dakota will be a war. I was hoping for a WCHA team to actually be placed in the East bracket. It gets them away from the usual suspects. I look for the 1 and 3 seeds to advance to the Frozen Four, Minn. and ND get upset. 


Zebster said...

Wow, picking against your guys, huh. That's bold. The game we'll be attending (even though the ticket is for both Sat and Sun games) will be the Sat night game between BC and Union. I gave my bro the Sun ticket, which could include BC where he got his MBA.
Unfortunately, it looks like ESPN doesn't have a tourney bracket for the Frozen Four this year. I really have no idea as I didn't pay as much attention as usual. I'll just homer and hope for a Hockey East champ...UNH would be nice.

Brent said...

Nope. The ND is Notre Dame, since they are ranked. North Dakota will come out of the West. I am picking Miami in the Midwest.