Good cross-section of stories available about BC, Lowell, and Denver. Couldn't find much press on Minnesota State, aside from a day-old story posted below. So if you find anything newer, share it.
The Boston College men's ice hockey team is heading back to the DCU Center for this weekend's NCAA Northeast Regional, and the Eagles have to be pretty happy about that.
Former University of Maine hockey star Jim Montgomery has guided his University of Denver men's hockey team to an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season behind the bench.
Not until goalie Sam Brittain and Denver's stout defense turned away a flurry of last-second Miami shots could the Pioneers claim the league's inaugural Frozen Faceoff championship. Few other conclusions could've spoken as well to a conference season that ended with a six seed and eight seed squaring off for the NCHC's large, silver goblet while powers St. Cloud State and North Dakota watched from or traveled home.
With three minutes left in the game, it was announced Connor Hellebuyck had been unanimously selected as the Hockey East Tournament MVP. This was met with no surprise, even though it made league history; the sophomore goaltender became the first player to earn the honor twice.
Fourteen hours after winning their second straight Hockey East championship, they filed into the Tsongas Center shortly before noon Sunday to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show on ESPNU.
After a wild final weekend of the season, the field of 16 is set for the 2014 NCAA tournament. It's time to decide on a champion. Minnesota, Boston College, Union and Wisconsin all procured No. 1 seeds, but all will have difficult roads to make it to the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
The Mavericks qualified for their second straight national tournament on Saturday night when they won the WCHA Final Five championship game in Grand Rapids, Mich. Minnesota State (26-13-1) is on a 13-game unbeaten streak. A year ago, the Mavericks limped into the NCAAs after getting thumped in the first game of the Final Five and were bounced out of the regional just as quickly.
Sixteen former Eagles are active on NHL rosters. See how they fared in last week's action.