2016 NCAA Frozen Four: Quinnipiac’s Toews on right developmental path

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Devon Toews - Quinnipiac University

Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews increased his point total by 10 points from the 2014-15 season, posting seven goals and 30 points in 38 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

A player’s development is often judged by statistics. But numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

Case in point is Quinnipiac University junior defenseman Devon Toews. The Abbotsford, BC native is currently amongst the top scoring defensemen in the nation with 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists). But his numbers are just one part of his tremendous developmental progress that has come from hard work in virtually all aspects of both his game and in his physical maturity. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: BC’s White looking to cap off impressive frosh campaign with national title

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Colin White - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Colin White was named to both the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and All-Rookie Team for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

Boston College freshman Colin White has been a key component to the success of the Eagles this season. He also played a significant role for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, where the U.S. earned a bronze medal. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four: North Dakota’s Poolman takes a step forward in second season

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Tucker Poolman - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota defenseman and Winnipeg Jets prospect Tucker Poolman was ranked second in scoring by a defenseman on the UND roster in 2015-16 (courtesy of Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

Sophomore defenseman Tucker Poolman has been an integral part of the University of North Dakota’s success this season. Since the start of his sophomore campaign, Poolman has developed into one of the NCAA’s most promising defensive prospects. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four Preview: Top college lines go head-to-head when Denver and North Dakota faceoff

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Tanner Jaillet - Denver University; Drake Caggiula - North Dakota

Photo: NCHC conference rivals Drake Caggiula (L) of the University of North Dakota and Tanner Jaillet (R) of the University of Denver renew acquaintances in the semi-finals of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

While the early semi-final match of the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four features a pair of eastern hockey powers, the second game spotlights a pair of NCHC rivals as the University of Denver takes on the University of North Dakota. Read more»

2016 NCAA Frozen Four Preview: Top-ranked Quinnipiac takes on BC program that is no stranger to championships

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Alex Tuch - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Minnesota Wild prospect Alex Tuch (#12) is heading into the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four with some momentum after a good showing at the Northeast Regional (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

And then there were four.

Boston College, Denver, North Dakota and Quinnipiac comprise this year’s NCAA Frozen Four, which will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Both semi-final games on April 7th will be aired live on ESPN2, at 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM EDT respectively. The winners of each semi-final will advance to the National Championship game on April 9th, which will be aired live on ESPN at 8 PM EDT. Read more»

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