Road to Pittsburgh

11softball_w1c4a1aa NCAA FROZEN FOUR  BRACKET 

This past weekend the five Division l conferences held their championships, as Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Canisius, UMASS-Lowell and Union won their respective conference championships.

Sunday evening the 16-team NCAA tournament bracket was announced, as the field of 16 teams will try to make their way to Pittsburgh for the Frozen Four championship in April. 18 former teams are on 10 of the 16 teams in the tournament which starts on Friday. St. Cloud State and Minnesota lead the way three former Vees on their respective rosters.

Recapping the Conference Championships: 

From WCHA website / Bruce Kluckhohn

From WCHA website / Bruce Kluckhohn

Joel Rumpel and the Wisconsin Badgers won the WCHA Final Five title at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday night. Wisconsin held of Colorado College 3-2 in the title game. Rumpel was named tournament MVP and named to the All-Tournament team (WCHA Story) 

Courtesy CCHA website

Courtesy CCHA website

(Inside look of Notre Dame’s post-game celebrations)

Notre Dame won the final CCHA championship on Sunday, as the downed Michigan 3-1 in the championship game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Mario Lucia assisted on the game-winning goal in the third period and Steven Fogarty saw some important minutes throughout the game (CCHA Story) 

Congrats to Mario, Steve and Joel on their championships and best of luck to all the alumni in the tournament.


About CBeauchemin

Director of Broadcasting & Communication for the Penticton Vees
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One Response to Road to Pittsburgh

  1. rob says:

    is there anywhere on the internet to join a fantasy league ?

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