Frozen Four Begins Tonight
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Union doesn't have the championship banner, but the Dutchmen are no underdogs coming into the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
The banners of past champions were raised to the rafters at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. North Dakota's seven titles were on display. So were the five each belonging to Boston College and Minnesota.
The only program without a previous championship is Union — the tiny, liberal arts college from Schenectady, N.Y.
What the Dutchmen do have is the No. 1 national ranking and a 15-game unbeaten streak.
Union will play Boston College in the first semifinal on today at the home of the NHL's Flyers. .
Minnesota will make its 21st NCAA Men's Frozen Four appearance and will faceoff against former WCHA rival North Dakota at 7:30 tonight.