The NCAA ice hockey Frozen Four competition started back up on Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mass-Lowell entered the Frozen Four for the very first time as they went up against Yale University on Thursday afternoon. They fought hard by forcing an overtime period, but Yale eventually defeated them 3-2. Andrew Miller and Carson Cooper came out on top for Yale. Miller and Cooper assisted teammate Mitch Witek on the first Yale goal, and then Cooper was there with the setup in overtime when Miller sealed the win for the team.
I was really pulling for Mass-Lowell because I like an underdog team, but Yale just proved to be a better team. Yale took down the first and second seeds in their region, so it shouldn’t be that much of surprise that they were able to defeat Mass-Lowell.
Quinnipiac took on St. Cloud St later on Thursday night and proved why they are top dog in this competition. Going into the competition they had the best record and they continue to show why with every game they play. Their game with St. Cloud St was a huge victory, as Quinnipiac routed them, 4-1.
Quinnipiac showed diversity in their scoring by having all four of their goals scored by different players. J. Samuels-Thomas was effective by scoring the first Quinnipiac goal on the power play and then assisting teammate Ben Arnt on his goal a few minutes later. Zach Davies also proved to be a solid passer, but logging two assists during the game.
Yale will go up against Quinnipiac on Saturday night for the title game. Quinnipiac is the best right now, but Yale does have a habit of knocking down the best teams.
Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz, you can follow her on twitter @Dmvasso.