Bayside Puck Chatter: April 2The men's Division I Frozen Four begins Thursday, April 9 with one No. 1 seed, a third, and two fours as the first two rounds were anything but predictable.
The men's Division I Frozen Four begins Thursday, April 9 with one No. 1 seed, a third, and two fours as the first two rounds were anything but predictable. It saw two games forced into overtime with less than one second remaining in regulation play and an overall No. 16 seed making it to the Frozen Four from one of the two cannon fodder conferences.
With the CHA on life support, Bemidji State beat Notre Dame 5-1 and Cornell 4-1 to defy all the pundits and punched their ticket for Washington D.C. No one from the WCHA or ECAC will be there and neither will number one seeds. Michigan, Notre Dame and Denver all lost in the first round. Atlantic Hockey entrant, Air Force, missed out by falling in a 2OT game in round two.
Boston University became the only No. 1 seed to survive along with three seed Vermont and four seeds Bemidji and Miami.
Bemidji is one of the most impressive teams I've seen play in this season's tournament. The speed of their first line is truly amazing. Their making it to the Frozen Four should do wonders for their application to join the WCHA, as they have done better than anyone currently in the league. Wisconsin, UMD, Mankato, St.Cloud and Alaska-Anchorage should all remember when it comes time to vote that they were at one time on the outside looking in when it came to the WCHA.
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