Noticing that University of Minnesota has fallen to second on the list of teams seeking the youngest recruits, head coach Bob Motzko is preparing to pioneer new territory: prenatal commits via ultrasound.
The best weekend of the year has arrived, with 12 games across three days that are sure to ruin your productivity! This year’s edition of the NCAA tournament is full of storylines including first ever appearances (Hello, Arizona State and American International) to programs returning for the first time since their glory days (looking at...
WCHA Regular Season and Tournament Champions Minnesota State come in as the top seed in the East and is attempting to end their drought at six straight first round exits in the NCAA tournament. This is their sixth appearance under Mike Hastings. Northeastern is the "home" team in the other half of this regional after winning the Hockey East tournament with their opponent Cornell, losing the championship for the ECAC. Providence was one of the last teams in and is again rewarded with being placed in their home town even though they're not hosting (Brown is again host in Providence).
St. Cloud State lost their coach to the Gophers last season and return as the #1 overall seed in the tournament under the direction of former UMD assistant Brett Larson. Denver enters as the third NCHC team after finishing fourth in their league in the regular season but the better non-conference record and reaching the NCHC Frozen Faceoff was enough to get them in over Western Michigan. Ohio State was the regular season champ of the Big Ten but fell in the conference tournament allowing Notre Dame to all earn a spot in the tournament while American International had its best season since 1989 and makes their first appearance.
The Northeast Regional features Massachusetts as the 1-seed in only its second NCAA appearance ever. Second in this bracket is Clarkson, making the tournament in back to back years for the first time in over a decade. The Golden Knights will face Notre Dame, which game just short of winning last year and last on the list is Harvard. The Crimson are in the tournament again after a one year absence.