Thursday, April 8, 2010

Frozen Four

The NCAA Frozen Four gets underway this evening at Detroit’s Ford Field. The votes (though few) are in and it seems that the majority think the Miami Redhawks will be crowned National Champs. The Redhawks, who look to redeem themselves for last year’s stunning loss to Boston University, take on the high powered offense of Boston College who are coming off a 9 goal performance against Yale two weeks ago. Miami will rely on a tight-checking physical game like we saw against Michigan in order to avoid having their season ended by BC for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons.
The Wisconsin Badgers are seeking their seventh national title will faceoff against the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers, this being the Tigers’ first Frozen Four appearance in their 5th season at the Division I level. RIT has upset top seeded Denver University and New Hampshire in the preliminary rounds, but have their hands full against this very talented Wisconsin squad. With 4 of the 5 top scorers for Wisconsin being NHL draft-picks, they are my pick to win this year’s national title.

My predictions for this round:
Wisconsin         4
RIT                   1
Miami               3
BC                    2 (OT)
Coverage can be seen on ESPN2 beginning at 5pm et.

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