What a ridiculous hockey day this is going to be. BC vs. BU men’s hockey is always a grand old time, but before we can get there, the BC women’s hockey team is playing in the Frozen Four with a berth in the national championship game on the line.
Stressed. To. The. Max.
What: The 2017 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four
#4 Boston College Eagles (28-5-5, 17-4-3 WHEA)
vs. #1 Wisconsin Badgers (32-2-4, 22-2-4-3 WCHA)
Date: Friday, March 17th, 2017
Time: 6pm ET
Venue: Family Arena, St. Charles, MO
Stream: NCAA.com will be streaming the game for free here
Live Stats: Link here
Follow Along on Twitter: We’ll have coverage at @BCInterruption. I will be on a plane for a chunk of the game, but once I land I’ll be tweeting from @Salzano14. @joegrav, @arthurbailin, and @laurbear90 will be at the TD Garden for the men’s game but will be following along. And of course, don’t forget the official @BC_WHockey account.
Last Time Out: BC massacred St. Lawrence 6-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals. Wisconsin had an easier opponent, but handled them easily, as you might have expected, with a 7-0 thumping of Robert Morris.
Big Questions: Can BC score the first goal? Will Wisconsin’s goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens be human or cyborg? Is All-American Megan Keller capable of taking over a game on her own? Will Andie Anastos continue her postseason heroics? Can the Law Office of Connolly, McLean, and Little keep pace with Wisconsin’s prolific third line? Will my flight to Phoenix be diverted due to an unruly passenger should BC pull off the upset? Will my subsequent prison cell television get the Big Ten Network so I can watch the championship game?
Game Day Snack: St. Louis-style Pizza
According to the internet, this is a thing. It is apparently made with some bizarre cheese that is a processed mixture of provolone, swiss, and cheddar. In googling it, I found it listed in an article entitled “The Five Worst Regional Pizzas In America”:
The pizza style that they developed looks less like a delicious meal and more like a suicide note left by a despondent chef. They went out of their way to find a unique way to ruin each of the key three ingredients of pizza in a way that, honestly, is impressive.
So that’s something.
“When in Rome,” I guess.
Game Day Song: Hamilton soundtrack, Your Obedient Servant
I am slow to anger
But I toe the line
As I reckon with the effects of your life on mine
I look back on where I failed
And in every place I checked
The only common thread has been your disrespect
These God damn arrogant WCHA teams keep ending our season. It’s time we returned the favor.
See you at the dueling ground.