Over the last 20 years, hockey has dramatically grown and flourished in the Golden State. The sport has sent numerous players to the NCAA as well as the WHL. The number of players choosing the collegiate route continues to increase, which in turn, is benefiting teams vying for National Championships each year. And that has been especially true this season. Of the five Californians among the Frozen Four participating teams, four are members of the two teams playing in Saturday night’s National Championship game.
Behind a dominating defensive effort and the clutch goaltending of senior Eric Hartzell, Quinnipiac is now one step away from winning their first National Championship in program history after defeating St. Cloud State, 4-1, in the second Frozen Four semi-final game on Thursday night.
With the help of some late-game heroics from captain Andrew Miller, the Yale Bulldogs made history Thursday night when they earned a 3-2 overtime victory over the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. It will be Yale's first appearance in a national championship game ever and the first time an ECAC team has played for a national title since Colgate in 1990.
- Blues Acquire Abeltshauser from Sharks
- Confirmed Trade with Link: [SJS/STL] Konrad Abeltshauser for a 2016 conditional 7th round pick
- Confirmed with Link: Konrad Abeltshauser to the Blues for conditional 7th in 2016.
- Confirmed with Link: Abeltshauser to STL for pick
- Value of: Jack Johnson to BUF
- Confirmed with Link: canes qualify 4 players (boychuk, shugg, sutter, rissannen)