The road to the Frozen Four begins Friday around College Hockeyland, and the ESPN family of stations (yes, it’s is the ESPNs and they are showing hockey).
Friday, March 28
Noon MT – Union v Vermont (East Semi #1) – ESPNU
230pm MT – Ferris State v Colgate (Midwest Semi #1) – ESPN3
330pm MT – Providence v Quinnipiac (East Semi #2) – ESPNU
600pm MT – North Dakota v Wisconsin (Midwest Semi #2) – ESPNU
Saturday, March 29
100pm MT – Union v Providence East Final – ESPN2
200pm MT – Denver v Boston College (Northeast Semi #1) – ESPNU
330pm MT – Minnesota v Robert Morris (West Semi #1) – ESPN2
430pm MT – Ferris St. v North Dakota Midwest Final – ESPNU
530pm MT – UMass Lowell v Minn St. Mankato (Northeast Semi #2) – ESPN3
700pm MT – St. Cloud St. v Notre Dame (West Semi #2)- ESPNU
Sunday, March 30
300pm MT – Boston College v UMass Lowell Northeast Final – ESPNU
530pm MT – Minnesota v St. Cloud St. West Regional Final – ESPNU
Thursday, April 10
300pm MT – Union v Boston College (Semi #1) – ESPN2
630pm MT – North Dakota v Minnesota (Semi #2) -ESPN2
Saturday, April 12
530pm MT – Championship – ESPN proper
Here’s your bracket. Fill it out and you’ll also not win a billion dollars.
What did you do yesterday? Work? Something fun? Fuel your nightmares for years to come? I did the latter.
For the past couple of years these rodents have haunted me at Security Service Field at Mile High…
…Just the three on the right (Ciggy Butts on the left was a anti-smoking mascot that the kids all loved to get their photo taken with. So I guess that would be a fail when you’re trying to get kids to avoid smoking and stuff. Maybe if they made him stink like an ashtray the kids would have kept their distance and taunted him like a proper mascot).
These “Hamstars” are part of a Kia ad campaign where hip hop rats tear-ass around town in their brand new Kia. You know, stuff that dreams are made of and makes you want to race out of your home and buy a new car.
So Monday I get the call to come out and shoot the “new and improved” Hamstars for this season’s Sky Sox hamster/rat promotions. I get there, and oh my God! They have lost weight. They have lost a whole lot of weight and gotten a whole bunch more creepy. BEHOLD! YOUR 2014 HAMSTARS!
So, when you come out to see the Sky Sox this year be warned. These things exist and you will probably see them at some point. Maybe on Eat Your Own Young Night or Richard Gere Night. See you there! Bring the kids!
SPHL (low minor leagues) Columbus Cottonmouths’ goaltender Andrew Loewen busts out “The Wobble” in the tunnel before his team came out for the 3rd period. Dude puts the rest of the troop to shame. Goalies rock!
This game Loewen was backing up Canadian Women’s Olympic Gold Medal goalie Shannon Szabodos so Andrew had a bit of time on his hands. Time that he used to DANCE! DANCE!! DANCE!!!
Szabodos and the Cottonmouths lost to the Knoxville Ice Bears 4-3, but are there really any losers when stuff like this ends up on YouTube? PengoSports sez, “NO!” So good on you Andrew Loewen!
Loewen is 20-15-1 with a 2.73 GAA and a .913 save percentage this year. So when he’s not dancing, or backing up Olympians, he’s putting up good numbers for the playoff bound Cottonmouths.
The Air Force hockey team is a win away from another trip to next weekend’s Atlantic Hockey Championships in Rochester, NY on the heels of last night’s hard fought 2-1 quarterfinal win over Niagara at the Cadet Ice Arena.
Tickets are still available for game 2 tonight (and Sunday’s game 3 if necessary). Come support the Falcons and their drive to get back to the NCAA tournament.