College puck you never seem to disappoint.
For those of you who think the true March Madness is basketball, you might want to think again. Teams picking up wins at this years Frozen Madness: Air Force, Boston University and UMD?? That’s three teams that hardly anyone picked……. except us.
The talent level is off the chains in college hockey right now, I mean look at all the guys signing NHL deals after their teams are eliminated. (Sikura, Gaudette, Seuss, Borgen, Johnson) Now that %100 does not mean these guys weren’t focused on winning it all, but that NHL teams make getting these kids in the lineup asap a priority. (ie: Ryan Donato)
We’re down to the Frozen Four, so here’s my three #CollegePuck stars so far.
#3 Billy Christopoulos
The Air Force tendy had his best game of the season in one of the biggest upsets in College puck history. The former Des Moines Buccaneers was sensational stopping 39 against the Huskies and 24 against UMD. A huge reason AF had a chance to advance but ultimately UMD wanted to be the dark horse more.
#2 Tanner Laczynski
Ohio State is playing their best hockey of the season, largely thanks to Flyers 6th rounder Laczynski. He was the best player in a win over Princeton that looked easy on paper, but the roll the Tigers were on coming into that game was not easy to overlook. Denver did a very good job of shutting him down, even though he was still able to generate chances and set up teammates.
#1 Cooper Marody
Another Flyers pick…… Marody had an incredible regular season putting up 48 points, but the 1996 forward is just getting started. Two massive bingos against a hell of a Northeastern team and an apple the Wolverines win over BU is just the tip of the iceberg for the Michigan product. Expect a Marody vs Morris battle when UM takes on Notre Dame in the Frozen Four dance.
Xcel Energy Center
UMD — Ohio State
6 p.m. ET — Thursday, April 5
Michigan vs Notre Dame
9:30 p.m. — Thursday, April 5
Xcel Energy Center
7:30 p.m. ET — Saturday, April 7