Monday, April 1, 2013

Breaking down the Frozen Four field

Yale, Quinnipiac, UMass-Lowell and St. Cloud State. It's a field lacking traditional powers, and none of the four have ever won a national title. Here's a quick look at each.

YALE (20-12-3) vs. UMASS-LOWELL (28-10-2)
When: Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

How they got here: Defeated Minnesota and North Dakota to win the West Regional
Key players: Kenny Agostino, Jr. F (17 goals, 23 assists, 40 points); Andrew Miller, Sr. F (16-21-37); Antoine Laganiere, Sr. F (14-13-27); Tommy Fallen, So. D (7-16-23); Jeff Malcolm, Sr. G (18-6-2, 2.35, .916)

How they got here: Defeated Wisconsin and New Hampshire to win the Northeast Regional.
Key players: Scott Wilson, So. F (16-21-37); Joseph Pendenza, Jr. F (14-23-37); Derek Arnold, Jr. F (13-16-29); Riley Wetmore, Sr. F (15-11-26); Connor Hellebuyck, Fr. G (20-2, 1.31, .953)

QUINNIPIAC (29-7-5) vs. ST. CLOUD STATE (25-15-1)

How they got here: Defeated Canisius and Union to win the East Regional
Key Players: Matthew Peca, So. F (15-15-30); Jeremy Langlois, Sr. F (12-18-30); Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Jr. F (16-11-27); Connor Jones, Jr. F (12-14-26); Kellen Jones, Jr. F (12-14-26)

How they got here: Defeated Notre Dame and Miami-Ohio to win the Midwest Regional
Key players: Drew LeBlanc, Sr. F (13-37-50); Nic Dowd, Jr. F (14-25-39); Jonny Brodzinski, Fr. F (22-11-33); Ryan Faragher, So. G (24-13-1, 2.22, .916)


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