NCAA Frozen Four: Bemidji State Upsets Notre Dame.
March is dominated by NCAA basketball. However, college hockey also reaches its climax in March. Much like its counterpart, there are also upsets in hockey. In road the Frozen Four, the tournament starts off with 16 teams; therefore, unlike basketball, #1 seeds are more likely to be upset in the first round in hockey. This is exactly what happened last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the Midwest regional, when Bemidji State dominated Notre Dame 5-1.
How do I know all this? I guess I am a well-rounded M-F’er. And a friend of mine that plays on the team just updated his status and it showed up on my newsfeed. Facebook!
Bemidji now faces Cornell University tomorrow, who upset Northeastern 3-2 in the last minute.
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Half of the slots in the 2009 Frozen Four have been filled. First in was Vermont, which beat Air Force 3-2 in double overtime at the East Regional in a bizarre ending that required lengthy video review to confirm the winning goal. Joining the Catamounts Saturday night was fourth-seeded Miami; the RedHawks held off Minnesota Duluth 2-1 to take the West Regional title and their first-ever Frozen Four berth. … Three of the four No. 1 seeds are out of the NCAA tournament, and Saturday’s upset at the Midwest Regional might be the most shocking. Bemidji State didn’t just beat Notre Dame, the Beavers dominated in a 5-1 win, moving into the regional final to face Cornell, which became the third NCAA tournament team to win a last-minute heartstopper when Evan Barlow scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to beat Northeastern 3-2.
courtesy of USCHO.com
3 OUT OF 4 NUMBER 1 SEEDS ARE OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT?!?! THATS CRAZY. I thoght there was parity in basketball. People need to start paying attention to hockey.