Road to Tampa

By Joseph Swenson
Shield Staff

 

                                                                                                                                

The Frozen Four is always a battle between the top NCAA Division I hockey teams in the country. This year consists of the number one overall seed Quinnipiac University who are 31-3-7, Boston College (28-7-5) and the University of North Dakota (32-6-4).

Phenomenal Freshman 

Brock Boeser, a freshman on the North Dakota hockey team, is the 5th highest leading scorer in the nation with 26 goals and 28 assists, with a total of 54 points. He is one of the players to watch in the last fight for a national championship.

North Dakota Defeated Two Strong Hockey Teams

North Dakota has been on fire all tournament long beating Northeastern University 6-2 and the University of Michigan 5-2, two strong hockey teams. 

Denver University Eliminated Boston University

Denver University defeated Boston University, a college hockey powerhouse, 7-2 and had a 6-3 victory over Ferris State University this season.

All Four Teams Have Championship Experience 

 All four hockey teams in the Frozen Four have competed for a national championship some more successful than others. North Dakota and Denver are both tied with seven national championships each and Boston College has won five national championships. 

Quinnipiac Favored in Frozen Four

The most favored team in the Frozen Four is Quinnipiac as they were runners-up in the 2013 Frozen Four to Yale giving them valuable experience for this year’s Frozen Four.

Chance to Add National Championship to College Hockey Legacy

When the puck drops on April 7 and April 9 in Tampa, Florida for the Frozen Four, each of the top college hockey teams in the nation will challenge each other to add a national championship to their college hockey legacy.