frozenfour

A BMR look at the Frozen Four

College hockey season is nearing it’s thrilling conclusion, with the Frozen Four being set on Sunday night. I understand this is typically a professional hockey blog (the hockey, certainly not the writers), so you may be unfamiliar with the teams that are involved in the penultimate games of the NCAA Championship, so here is a little preview, for your educational purposes. Who are the teams that made it? What do you need to know about them? Enjoy these team capsules,

Boston College Eagles

BC

 

How’d they get here?
Defeated Denver 6-2 and Massachusetts-Lowell 4-3

Example of an alum in the NHL
Nathan Gerbe, Carolina Hurricanes. There is a lot of talant from BC in the NHL right now. Not a lot of all stars, but a lot of talent

Fun fact of dubious accuracy
Boston College plays every year for the Beanpot trophy, which is fought for among Boston area hockey teams. The Eagles have won it 29 times, but not this year, which is probably good, as traditionally, the trophy is used as a bong.

Prediction
At least one BC fan will get into a fist fight with a random citizen of Philadelphia.

 

Union Dutchmen
Union

How’d they get here?
Defeated Vermont 5-2 and Providence 3-1

 

Example of an alum in the NHL
Jeremy Welsh, Vancouver Canucks. That’s it. He’s the only one.

 

Fun fact of dubious accuracy
Union College doesn’t actually exist.

 

Prediction
We will get a good dose of Civil War humor out of Union. Of course, every team involved is from the north, and this time, the Union will lose.

 

North Dakota… North Dakotas

UND

 

How’d they get here?
Defeated Wisconsin 5-2 and Ferris State 2-1 (double overtime)

 

Example of an alum in the NHL
American Hero TJ Oshie

 

Fun fact of dubious accuracy
The University of North Dakota was forced to drop their “Fighting Sioux” nickname, and they haven’t bothered to come up with anything else. This has something to do with a very large financial donation, but I prefer to think it has more to do with laziness.

 

Prediction
Many North Dakotans will be too afraid to leave their hotel in a big city like Philadelphia, leaving them with a very sparse fan base.

Minnesota Golden Gophers
GophersHockey

How’d they get here?
Defeated Robert Morris 7-3, and St. Cloud State 4-0

Example of an alum in the NHL
Thomas Vanek, Montreal Canadiens. Vanek led the Gophers to their last National Title in 2003.

Fun fact of dubious accuracy
The Gophers gain an enormous amount of respect by having a logo that actually features a hockey playing gopher. Everyone knows that Gopher holes usually have underground rinks, so this is a zoologically accurate depiction.

Prediction
The Gophers will defeat Boston College to win their first National Title in a decade.

About Ryan Henning

Ryan has been working online since 2003 and is presently the proprietor of Barry Melrose Rocks, The Rhino and Compass and The Weather Blog at Victoria-Weather.

Quantcast