Sunday NCAA Frozen Four Regional Finals
Was going to report the final of the BC-Miami (OH) game, but the game is going in overtime, tied 3-3. BC played some great hockey in the 2nd period, scoring 3 goals in 1:58 to take the lead 3-2 after 2 periods. But, Miami (OH) scored the tying goal in the 3rd period. Has been a great game.
The North Dakota-Wisconsin game has just began. So, more updates later tonight.
Current brackets at ESPNU here.
Update 30 March 2008 7:36 PM ET
BC wins, 4-3. BC scores the winner in overtime on only their third shot 12:12 into the first overtime. Miami (OH) out played BC in the overtime period, but when BC took a timeout about half into overtime, this made the difference. It got the BC players back to playing hockey. A tough loss for Miami (OH) who are again denied a chance in the Frozen Four. BC is still undefeated when they score 4 goals and the their head coach wins for 801st time in his career. BC will play the winner of North Dakota-Wisconsin game.
I expected the North Dakota-Wisconsin game to be played just like the BC-Miami (OH) game. Hopefully, it will not go to overtime, too. 🙂
Update 30 March 2008 9:40 PM ET
Well, I should have expected it. North Dakota-Wisconsin will be going to overtime as well. North Dakota was being out played after 40 minutes of play and down 2-0, when within 47 seconds, they scored two goals and pulled even with Wisconsin at 2-2. It has been another entertaining hockey game. Hopefully, the game will be decided quickly in overtime.
Update 30 March 2008 9:56 PM ET
Yes! It is over. North Dakota scores the winning goal off the face off to win 3-2 over Wisconsin. North Dakota advances to the Frozen Four.
Updates on these games tomorrow.
Update 31 March 2008 4:30 PM ET:
North Dakota-Wisconsin post-game interviews at ESPNU here.
BC-Miami (OH) article at NCAA.com here.