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Uniion College Win First Frozen Four

Posted on 13 April 2014 by Marty Mossa

The rags to riches, Cinderella Union College Dutchmen of Schenectady, New York are the 2014 Frozen Four NCAA Hockey National Champions. The Dutchman downed the Minnesota Golden Gophers last night in Philadelphia 7-4 in the title game.

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Union who first Frozen Four qualification came three years ago; earned their right to be called college hockey’s best. The Dutchmen downed the Boston College Eagles in Thursday Night’s semifinals by the score of 5-4. The Eagles are college hockey’s equivalent of baseball’s New York Yankees. While the Minnesota Golden Gophers are equivalent to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

Minnesota opened the scoring before a barrage of offensive play by Union. Union tied the game at 1-1. Minnesota took a 2-1 lead. It was the last lead they would have during the 2013-2014 college hockey season. Union’s Mike Vecchione tied it with 4:01 left in the first period. Eli Lichtenwald gave Union the lead 57 seconds later, and Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go. The Dutchman skated into the first intermission leading 4-2. (AP)
The Golden Gophers’s Cammarata pulled Minnesota within one with the only tally in the second stanza. Dutchmen Novak restored the two-goal advantage on a deflection at 5:31 of the third. Minnesota’s Fasching cut it to 5-4 with a power-play goal with 3:40 left. Sullivan put it away with 1:22 to go, and Bodie scored into an empty net with 44.2 seconds remaining to ice the game. (AP)

Minnesota has not won a Frozen Four Tournament since winning back to back titles in 2002 and 2003. Next year’s Frozen Four Championship games will be placed in Boston’s TG Gardens.

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Yale Wins First Frozen Four

Posted on 14 April 2013 by Marty Mossa

Well an Ivy League School won its first Frozen Four since Harvard did it in 1989. The Yale Bulldogs beat the Quinnipiac Bob Cats last night by the score of 4-0 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Good defense and goaltending were at a premium until 19:56 of the second period. Despite each team having a five on three man advantage in the second period; the score remained 0-0 until very late in the second period. The game was scoreless until Yale scored with 3.5 seconds left. With time running out n the second stanza, it appeared that Quinnipiac gave up on the play and allowed Yale to score.

Yale scored two even strength goals in the third period. Both were bad, very stoppable shots. They then added an empty netter with seven minutes and change left. Quinnipiac was 3-0 this season against their cross town rivals until last night. Both universities reside in Connecticut and are only eight miles apart.

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