Yes, Boston College is jammed with talent, with nine NHL draft picks. And, yes, the Eagles will cruise 33 miles from their Chestnut Hill campus to Worcester’s DCU Arena. Meanwhile, the Falcons will undertake a 1,993-mile journey.
But the Falcons have a strong chance. They come roaring into the game after pulverizing Mercyhurst and RIT in the AHA Tournament, and their sophomore goaltender, Jason Torf, is playing superbly and their players know all about the perils of the NCAA Tournament.
Those perils are largely in the Falcons’ favor.
No. 1 seeds face immense pressure.
No. 4 seeds face virtually no pressure.