A victory tonight, and BC captures its third national championship in the past five years — something that hasn't happened since Denver won in 1958, 1960 and 1961.
Yeah, that pretty much makes you the baddest cat in the alley.
Tomorrow night, BC will don their gold throwback jerseys & FSU will wear their maroon jerseys for a true maroon and gold match-up #BCFrozen4
York says that #BC and #Minnesota have tentatively agreed on a four-year game schedule. #FrozenFour
There are lots of average teams and there’s nothing wrong with that," said York. "Of the 58 teams, probably 40 are average. That means they win one, lose one. They’re in the mix.
"But the next step is the elite college teams. We had to make a self-evaluation about what type of team we wanted to be. We could continue and win a couple, lose a couple. Or we could go after that elite status. If you go after that, then you have to bring a better work ethic, a better intensity to every day.
"Our kids didn’t want to be average."
When we look at Air Force, and do some research on the (Falcons), Frank (Serratore) has had some really tremendous efforts in recent NCAA games," said York. "You look at their win against Michigan, 2-0, (in 2009), their loss against Vermont in double OT (in 2009), the loss to Miami in OT (3-2, in 2008), it's remarkable how close they've been to Frozen Fours. So they have our attention."
"Our whole team understands, this is a national tournament," said York. "You've got 16 teams; they're the elite teams in college hockey. And the best team wins on that particular night. We understand. We've gone deep into the tournament, we've won national tournaments, and we've also lost first games. So we're ready for Air Force. If they beat us on Friday, they're just the better team than we are that night. It won't be because we're not ready."
What you have to understand about the Eagles is that their raison d'être from the time the calendar flips over to February is winning, and winning by embarrassing margins. Last weekend, they collected their third straight Hockey East title, and fifth in the last six years. And where last year's eight-game streak into the national dance looks impressive, it's dwarfed by this season's run of 15.
Yes, 15. Really.
Somebody will be playing for a 1st NCAA title Apr 9. The East/Northeast have no titles among them, West/Midwest have 30.
F to the selection committee. It is horrible that New Hampshire gets to stay at home while BC gets shipped out west, and that Miami, one of the hottest teams in the country, gets sent out East. It is perhaps even worse that the committee set up second round matchups such as North Dakota-Denver and Yale-Union. And of course some of the WCHA conspiracy theorists will complain that the committee screwed their conference again. Though this year I think it has more legs than in year’s past given that the league’s two best teams would meet in the round of 8 if they both win their first game.
BC gets sent out west due to UNH being a 4 seed, but it is easier to go out west than it is to go east, so I think the Eagles will be fine. Michigan vs. Nebraska-Omaha is definitely the best 2/3 game out there. Even though the Mavericks slid a bit at the end of the season they are a great team with a lot of offensive talent and if John Faulkner doesn’t lay an egg they should be right there with the Wolverines.
The official film of the 2010 Frozen Four will make its television premiere at 8 p.m. Wednesday on NHL Network.
Narrated by Hall of Fame announcer Mike Emrick, the video includes behind-the-scenes access at Ford Field, where Boston College beat Wisconsin for the national championship.