Oswego State Draws Bowdoin in Quarterfinals of Division III Hockey Tournament

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIMarch 7, 2010

Oswego State is one victory away from a trip to the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four in Lake Placid.

The Division III Men's Ice Hockey selection committee gave the SUNYAC Champions a bye into the quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA tournament.  The Lakers will host NESCAC tournament runner-up Bowdoin on Saturday night at the Campus Center.  The Polar Bears won eight straight games to finish their season before dropping Sunday's NESCAC championship at Middlebury by a score of 3-2.

Only four "western" schools were invited to this season's dance, three of whom were guaranteed a spot after they won their conference tournament.  All four will have to take the ice in Wednesday night's play-in round.

Wednesday's Play-ins

MCHA Champion Adrian (24-3-0)
at NCHA Champion St. Norbert (21-3-3)

MIAC Champion St. Thomas (13-10-4)
at Gustavus Adolphus (19-6-2)

ECACNE Champion Curry (19-8-1)
at Elmira (18-8-1)


Saturday's Quarterfinals :
Curry/Elmira winner
at ECACW Champion Norwich (23-1-4)

Bowdoin (19-6-1)
at SUNYAC Champion Oswego (25-2-0)

Plattsburgh (18-5-4)
at NESCAC Champion Middlebury (19-4-4)

West first-round winners
play each other