Frozen Four

Thom Kendall
Mike Cratty
April 11, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The remarkable journey for the UMass Minutemen took its next step with a 4-3 overtime win over the Denver Pioneers in the Frozen Four Thursday night. UMass blew a 3-1 third-period lead and appeared to lose any and all momentum heading into the overtime period. They went much of the overtime without...
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Rich Gagnon
Scott McLaughlin
March 31, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Is history repeating itself? In 2015, the Providence Friars were one of the best teams in Hockey East all season, but an upset loss in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament put them on the NCAA tournament bubble and forced them to hope the results broke their way in the conference...
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Richard T. Gagnon
Scott McLaughlin
March 30, 2019 - 9:47 pm
Going into this weekend, UMass looked like perhaps the most vulnerable of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA hockey tournament. The Hockey East regular-season champs were coming off arguably their worst game of the season, an uninspiring 3-0 loss to an under-.500 Boston College team in the Hockey...
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AIC forward Joel Kocur scores vs. St. Cloud State
Russ Hons/American International College
Scott McLaughlin
March 29, 2019 - 10:33 pm
If you didn’t know that Springfield’s American International College -- a school with fewer than 1,500 undergrads -- had a Division I college hockey team, you’d be forgiven. For most of their 21 seasons in Division I, there’s been little reason for anyone outside of college hockey die-hards to care...
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Scott McLaughlin
December 03, 2018 - 3:46 pm
The Boston University Terriers were considered the favorites to win college hockey’s national championship throughout the 2008-09 season. They led the country in scoring. They were third in defense. They had a great mix of veteran leaders like Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy, Brian Strait,...
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Mike Petraglia
April 12, 2015 - 7:35 am
Jon Gillies really does feel for his buddy Matt O'Connor. The Providence College goalie made that much clear after he and his Friar teammates skated off with a 4-3 win over Boston University in the NCAA championship game Saturday night at TD Garden. Gillies, voted the Most Outstanding Player of the...
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Mike Petraglia
April 12, 2015 - 12:08 am
What do you say to your team that was just over eight minutes from a national championship? If you're David Quinn of the Boston University Terriers, it's about looking to the future. Sure, the 4-3 NCAA title game loss to Hockey East rival Providence is going to sting for a long while into the...
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Mike Petraglia
April 09, 2015 - 10:36 pm
In just his second year behind the bench for the Boston University Terriers, David Quinn considers himself a lucky man. There's no better example of his good fortune than what transpired Thursday night at TD Garden. In BU's 5-3 win over North Dakota, Quinn watched his team ride a roller coaster...
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Mike Petraglia
April 09, 2015 - 6:02 pm
When it comes to understanding his surroundings, no one is better than Providence College coach Nate Leaman. The 42-year-old fourth-year coach of the Friars has led his team to the NCAA hockey title game for the first time since 1985 by virtue of a 4-1 win over Omaha Thursday night at TD Garden...
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Mike Petraglia
April 11, 2014 - 3:37 pm
After dominating his sport in his junior season at Boston College , Johnny Gaudreau won the hockey equivalent to the Heisman Trophy Friday as he was awarded the Hobey Baker award as the most outstanding player in college hockey. He joins Mike Motteau (2000) and David Emma (1991) as previous winners...
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