Yale University proved on Saturday night, that underdogs are cool. Also, that their team is capable of taking down all the top seeds in the NCAA championships.
At the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa, Yale routed the favored to win Quinnipiac, 4-0.
Quinnipiac had the best record going into the competition and they played well enough to get into the National Championship game, especially with goaltender Eric Hartzell backing up his team. However, when it came to taking on Yale, Hartzell and the rest of his team took a beating.
Jeff Malcolm came out on top in net for Yale as he shut out Quinnipiac to help guide his team to the National Championship title. Pittsburgh native, Jesse Root also showed his prowess by scoring the final goal in the game to seal Yale’s win. Teammate Andrew Miller got the assist on Root’s goal and also scored the previous goal. Clinton Bourbonais was also a key factor in this game by logging a goal and a assist.
These players are going to be prospects to watch out for in the coming years. But let’s not forget about Quinnipiac’s Hartzell. He played well during the competition, despite Saturday’s defeat. So much so that Hockey Night in Canada was reporting that the Philadelphia Flyers were front runners for signing the young goalie. The Inquirer‘s beat Flyers writer Sam Carchidi announced via twitter that the rumors were not true:
I’m told no truth to Hockey Night in Canada reports that #Flyers are frontrunners for Quinnipiac G Eric Hartzell.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) April 14, 2013
Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz, you can follow her on twitter @Dmvasso.