The 2013 Frozen Four Tournament gets underway tonight in Pittsburgh, as Yale, UMass-Lowell, St. Cloud State and Quinnipiac battle for the national crown in men’s Division l Hockey. Five Vees alumni are involved in the tournament, as Joey Holka, Joey Benik and Garrett Milan are on the St. Cloud State Huskies. Mike Garteig and Travis St. Denis and the Quinnipiac Bobcasts will face the Huskies in one of two Semi-Final games today.
The early game has Yale and UMASS-Lowell squaring off at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET followed by Quinnipiac and SCSU at 5:30 PT / 8:30 ET. If you live in the United States or have an extensive cable package, you can see the games on ESPN2. In Canada you’re going to have to try and find an online stream or listen to the games via the radio.
To listen to the St.Cloud State radio broadcast CLICK HERE
To listen to the Quinnipiac radio broadcast CLICK HERE
Quinnipiac-SCSU Game Preview
Update: From the BCHL office, former players in the Frozen Four.
Yale – No. 1 G Jeff Malcolm (Quesnel Millionaires, ’09), D Colin Dueck (Nanaimo Clippers, ’09), F Charles Orzetti (Surrey Eagles, ’12)
UMass-Lowell – D Malcolm Lyles (Vernon Vipers, ’11), F Michael Colantone (Prince George Spruce Kings, ’12)
St. Cloud State – D Tim Daly (Langley Chiefs, ’11), F Garrett Milan (Penticton Vees, ’11), F David Morley (Victoria Grizzlies, ’11), F Joey Holka (Penticton Vees, ’11), F Joey Benik (Penticton Vees, ’12)
Quinnipiac – G Michael Garteig (Penticton Vees, ’12), D (captain) Zack Currie (Cowichan Valley Capitals, ’09), D Zach Davies (Prince George Spruce Kings, ’09), F Connor Jones (Vernon Vipers, ’10), F Kellen Jones (Vernon Vipers, ’10), F Clay Harvey (Powell River Kings, ’09), F Russell Goodman (Nanaimo Clippers, ’09), F Travis St. Denis (Penticton Vees, ’12), F Brooks Robinson (Prince George Spruce Kings, ’10)
Of those players, eight are British Columbia natives:
Daly – Maple Ridge
Milan – North Vancouver
Garteig – Prince George
Currie – Victoria
Davies – Smithers
C. Jones – Montrose
K. Jones – Montrose
St. Denis – Trail