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Final Frozen Four trip observations

Travel to and from the Frozen Four can be awfully exhausting. I’m just now starting to get back in the swing of things. But then it isn’t just watching three great hockey games, there’s the atmosphere and simply being a tourista. Some final, albeit somewhat random, thoughts:

Add to the hockey games trips to at […]

Frozen Four marginalia

Cutting through all the preliminaries: Spending about seven consecutive hours in Pepsi Center to watch live championship college hockey — Priceless.

Granted, the seven hours includes getting there 30 or so minutes early to watch warm ups, a 50 minute break between the semifinal games and a total of five intermissions. But even from our […]

Happy times for hardcore hockey fans

Probably a significant portion of the US population was watching the NCAA men’s basketball championship last night. I didn’t but my NCAA championship is also this week — the Frozen Four.

NCAA hockey flies way under the radar in most of the country. Yet the Frozen Four comes amidst the best time of year for […]

Wonderful early hockey news

A letter I opened when I got home tonight really pumped up my spirits. It started: “We are pleased to inform you that your application was selected for tickets to the 2008 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four at the Pepsi Center in Denver.”

While I won’t know the specific seats until March, I at least have […]

The USHL and the Frozen Four

This year’s Frozen Four again showed some of the best and the competitiveness of college hockey. None of the number one seeds in the four regions made the final grouping. Michigan State, a “bubble team” just prior to tourney selections, ended up the champion, winning Saturday night with 18.9 seconds left on the clock. The […]

FSN to the rescue

I was somewhat disappointed that, for the first time in years, I wasn’t going to get to the WCHA Final Five hockey tournament, an NCAA regional or the Frozen Four itself. Fox Sports Net has come to my rescue, though. Not only is it televising all five WCHA games, it is also showing part of […]