Yale Rocks the West, Again


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Yale rocked the Western Regional again on Saturday.

After seeing Rocco Grimaldi in the World Juniors, a few fans were pulling for him and North Dakota, but he was pretty inactive in this game as Yale rocked North Dakota in a 4-1 defeat.

Jesse Root again proved his usefulness for Yale with a power play goal in the third period. Kenny Agostino was also aggressive with getting shots on the net and even scored the game winning goal.

You kind of want to root for this team after they knocked down the No.1 and No. 2 seeds in the West Division. Especially since Yale as an Ivy League school does not receive athletic scholarships and they almost didn’t make it into the NCAA Ice Hockey Championship.

To come out this strong is pretty impressive and Yale is also the first team to punch their ticket to the Frozen Four competition in Pittsburgh.

UNH dropped their chances at a Frozen Four spot after losing to Mass-Lowell in a 2-0 shutout on Saturday night.

Mass-Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was the star for the team on Saturday night by not letting a single goal past. He made a total of 28 saves in the game. Scott Wilson and Adam Chapie were also great by scoring the two goals of the game to lift them over UNH.

This is also an exciting win for the team, because it is the first time in the school’s history that their hockey team has made the Frozen Four competition.

It will be interesting to see the two underdog teams face each other on April 11 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Who will you root for?

Stay tuned for more Frozen Four coverage from Broad Street Buzz.

Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz, you can follow her on twitter @Dmvasso

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  • MisterTeester

    Deanna, I don’t know where you got the idea that “Yale barely gets any funding for its hockey program” and that the “team . . . doesn’t get a lot of love from their school.” The Yale hockey program gets strong support from Yale’s Athletic Department and student body. Perhaps you are referring to the fact that Yale gives no athletic scholarships to hockey players, but this is true for every sport at Ivy League schools. In any event, thank you for writing about the team.

    • Deanna.Vasso

      Yes, that was what I was referring to. I’ll tweak this article to clear that up.

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