NCAA Hockey Tournament

Submitted by bwlag on March 30th, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Even though Michigan's not in it, there have been some results that may be of some interest to some folks here:

Yale beat North Dakota to go to their first Frozen Four in over 60 years - Yale got in as an at-large after Michigan lost to Notre Dame in the CCHA finals.

New Hampshire beat Denver yesterday, and Mass-Lowell beat Wisconsin. This means that the programs with the most national titles after Michigan (9), Denver (7), North Dakota (7), and WIsconsin (6) are out.

Notre Dame (1 seed) got housed by St. Cloud State, 5-1. That's St. Cloud's 2nd tournament win ever (2-9).

The Dynasty is the last CCHA team left - they lead Minnesota State (nee Mankato State) 2-0 in the 3rd.

No B1G teams remain - MN, WI out, MI, MSU, OSU never in, PSU never mind.

A good year for the east schools in the NCAA Plinko - 3 teams from the east will be in the Frozen Four (Yale, New Hampshire or Mass-Lowell, winner of East Regional).

Compared to MMB's ongoing run and the men's swimming team on the verge of a 12th national title, this is small potatoes, but just more good stuff (as much as good can come from a tournament Michigan isn't in).




March 30th, 2013 at 7:09 PM ^

There's not a single major / large fanbase team left except for BC. Miami is major but no fans. The other possible teams to win it are

  • Yale
  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts - Lowell (Fake Umass)
  • Quinnipiac
  • Canisius
  • Minnesota State
  • St Cloud State

No Minnesotas, Michigans, Denvers, BUs, etc. Kind of a weird tournament


March 30th, 2013 at 10:04 PM ^

even when they're winning.

north dakota has the most insufferable fans.  every year i'm happy to see them lose.

maine fans were kind of obnoxious, too.  that hasn't been an issue for a few years now.

of course, i'm not an obnoxious fan, but i wonder what people say about michigan fans (at least away from yost).

part of me was hoping for a und-und final, with und beating und in overtime.  oh, well...  if michigan can't win it, let someone else win it.


March 30th, 2013 at 7:50 PM ^

I'm bummed it looks like Quinnipiac is gonna pull this out. I was really hoping for the 1-16 upset. Obviously it's a 1 goal game, but I'm not feelin it for Canisius


March 30th, 2013 at 7:55 PM ^

2-5 so far for the WCHA.  I think they broke the Pairwise code.  6 Teams in the tournament and you put in a perofrmance like that.


March 30th, 2013 at 8:41 PM ^

With NoDak, Minnie and Wisco playing golf now and FYS already out, I am almost content. All I need is for someone to beat that useless troll Blasi and his brother-hoods and I can officially flush this hockey season down the toilet and pretend it never happened....


March 30th, 2013 at 9:18 PM ^

It's bizarre that there's no standard ice size in college hockey. Most of the regionals have been on the college/pro sized rinks but now the BC-Union game is on a cavernous Olympic sheet


March 30th, 2013 at 9:40 PM ^

Actually, the NCAA instituted a "recommendation" of 200x100, olympic size, for college ice rinks. However, it was not a requirement. There was a period of time that a number of new rinks were built to the 200x100 spec, but without the NHL making the same move the experiment was doomed to fail. While several teams still have the larger sheets, newer rinks (such as the Ralph in Grand Forks) have gone back to the 200x85 standard. Just not worth the hassle. 


March 30th, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

because the author clearly doesn't understand what a dynasty is. His basis for a dynasty is:

  1. "a head coach committed to the team for a long time"
  2. "a home arena they are truly proud of"
  3. "the ability to recruit"
  4. "Miami hockey is not a dynasty because they have failed to win national championships, or at least contend for them"

I love it because items 1-3 are nonsense and Miami's only shot at a national title was one of the most (heartbreaking) chokejobs I've ever seen.