The men's team has high expectations and ambitions this season, but it had not been seen yet what Coach Schafer's expectations are. This article from the Cornell Alumni Magazine puts that to rest. It is a great read and something which we definitely recommend for any Cornell hockey fans.
Legendary coach Joe Marsh was celebrated this weekend. Almost 100 of his former players as well as coaches around the nation went to Canton to celebrate his legacy and participate in the first annual Joe Marsh weekend. (St. Lawrence swept Alabama-Hunstville 4-0, 3-1 in the innaugural weekend.) The weekend was inspiring and we wish the best to Coach Marsh.
Women's Frozen Four Comes Back East
The Women's Frozen Four has been in place since 2001, and not once has it been hosted at an ECAC venue. The 2012 Frozen Four was held in Duluth, MN and the 2013 will be held in Minneapolis. It is a huge honor for Quinnipiac to host the Frozen Four in 2014 and we look forward to a wonderful showing by ECAC fans (and hopefully ECAC teams!).
Great Lakes Invitational Moved Inside
With the NHL Lockout still pending and no agreement in sight, it was only a matter of time before the Winter Classic was canceled. And because of that, the GLI, which was going to be one of the hockey festivities going on around the event, was moved back indoors. While it is a shame that a college hockey event will be moved back inside, it appears that once the Winter Classic does happen, it will likely remain in Michigan. So while it might be another year until the Winter Classic occurs, it is not canceled forever.
NCAA Regional Sites Announced for 2014
NCAA Regional Sites were announced for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. These cities include Worcester, MA, Bridgeport, CT, Cincinatti, OH, and St. Paul, MN.
D-III Championship NOT to Be Held In Philadelphia
There have been a lot of talks about whether the NCAA would combine the D-I and D-III championships for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. This week, the announcement came out that they would NOT combine the tournament for the different divisions. A lot of people have expressed disdain for the decision, but I feel as if it is the right one. Foremost, D-I and D-III fans do not appreciably overlap. Secondly, if the D-III championship were held in the same location, the pomp of it would be overshadowed by the D-I championship. Allowing them to be separate would allow for the right level of respect for each tournament.
NCAA Tournament Finals to Air on ESPN
After spending last year relegated to the fringe channels, ESPN has announced the schedule for tournament games. Like last year, the regional semifinal and final games will be split between ESPNU and ESPN3. What is different this year is the Frozen Four games. The semifinals will be aired on ESPN2 with the championship getting the plum spot on ESPN itself. This is a much better option than last year when ESPNU and ESPN3 carried all