For the second consecutive season, the Boston College women's hockey team has advanced to the Frozen Four. While the Eagles have been good for a number of years now under the stewardship of coach Katie King Crowley, this year is BC's best team yet, as the #1 ranked Eagles will carry an undefeated 39-0-0 record in to the Frozen Four.
Adding to the excitement is the fact that the national champion will be crowned not far from Boston at UNH's Whittemore Center, giving Eagles fans a chance to witness BC's push for a title in person.
It won't be easy for BC, however. Standing in their way first will be the Clarkson Golden Knights, the only Eastern team to ever win an NCAA women's hockey championship (2014). Should they advance, they will face one of the two great powerhouses in women's hockey, Wisconsin or Minnesota, who will face off in the other semifinal.
Here's all your essential Frozen Four week info.
Matchups and Game Times
The national semifinals will be played on Friday, March 18.
4:00 PM ET >> #1 Boston College Eagles [39-0-0] vs. #5 Clarkson Golden Knights [30-4-5]
7:00 PM ET >> #2 Wisconsin Badgers [35-3-1] vs. #3 Minnesota Golden Gophers [33-4-1]
The national championship game will be held on Sunday, March 20. The puck will drop at 2:00 PM ET.
The tournament will be streamed for free on NCAA.com. NCAA Live Video Link
The Boston College IMG Sports Radio Network will broadcast BC's game or games from the Women's Frozen Four, with play by play by veteran BC hockey announcer Tom Grace. Friday's game will be broadcast on the radio dial on 1550 AM WNTN in Newton. The radio broadcasts will also stream on BCEagles.TV and the TuneIn Radio App (search BC Radio Network).
Tickets to the Women's Frozen Four are on sale through the UNH Box Office and Ticketmaster. You can also reach out to the BC ticket office, as they will be selling an allotment as well.
All session tickets, which include both semifinals and the final, range from $25 to $35 each. Tickets for individual sessions range from $15 to $25.
We will be covering all the festivities extensively here on BC Interruption. Check out our Women's NCAA Tournament story stream with full coverage of all the games so far, plus updates as the week goes on, including live updates from the games.
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