With the NCAA's Frozen Four less than a week away, anticipation is mounting as hockey fans are eager to see who will take the hardware home this year. Minnesota-Duluth won for the first time in school history last year, but with a fresh group of teams vying for the title, a new champ is guaranteed.
This season's Frozen Four is particularly interesting as it features two mainstays in the Boston College Eagles and Minnesota Golden Gophers, who have won nine National Championships between them, and two first-time Frozen Four participants in the Union Dutchmen and the Ferris State Bulldogs.
Since the two powerhouses are playing each other in the semifinals with the two underdogs facing off as well, the final figures to be a David vs. Goliath matchup. That is something we have gotten used to in recent years in college sports as the Butler Bulldogs faced Duke and UConn in the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2010 and 2011.
With all of that in mind, this promises to be one of the most exciting Frozen Fours in recent memory, so all eyes will be on the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. next week for the first Frozen Four ever to be hosted in the South.