this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Providence has advanced to the final.
BU- North Dakota is next on ESPN2.
Wings/Habs on FSD right now. Lots of other big matchups tonight in the NHL as well. Could the Pens miss the playoffs? Can the Kings squeak in?
ETA: Pens are off tonight but Sens and Bruins both have games that they could pass them in the standings.
In a somewhat surprising result, our own Zach Hyman was not selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker award. Jimmy Vesey of Harvard seems to have taken the spot I thought Hyman might have. Missing the tournament probably hurt Zach's chances.
Hobey Hat Trick:
Jack Eichel, F, Boston University - 24G, 43A,(1st in scoring)
Zane McIntyre, G, North Dakota - .931 SV% (6th), 1.99 GAA (11th)
Jimmy Vesey, F, Harvard - 32G, 26A (3rd in scoring)
Zach Hyman, F, Michigan - 22G, 32A (4th in scoring)
Eichel will likely win in a landslide. I find it a bit interesting McIntyre is there. He seems to be getting treatment akin to being the QB of the #1 ranked football team as there are other goalies out there that are statistically better
With Boston University and North Dakota already having booked their tickets to Boston, there were/are two games today to decide the other two teams that will make the Frozen Four. #4 seed and #15 overall seed Providence beat #2 seed Denver 4-1 in Providence to advance to the Frozen four. Currently, #4 seed and #16 seed overall RIT is losing to Nebraska-Omaha 1-0 with just 8 minutes remaining in South Bend. This is Providence's first Frozen Four since 1985 and would be RIT's first FF appearance since 2010/Nebraska-Omaha's first FF ever (they started in 1997.)
Also of note, with Providence advancing to the Frozen Four, this is the third straight year that the last at-large team in the tournament (Yale in 2013 and North Dakota last year) made the FF and tournament because Michigan failed to win it's last game.
Elliote Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada noted that Zach Hyman will be a free agent if Florida cannot sign him by August. I would love to see him in a Grand Rapids Griffins jersey next year, and I hope he considers it.