Mar 26, 2012

Fast Facts on the NCAA Frozen Four Field

A look at the universities that will compete for the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship

frozenfour_union.gifSchool Name: Union College
School Size: 2,194 undergraduates
Location: Schenectady, New York
City Population: 66,135 (2010)
Notable Alumni: US president Chester A. Arthur, Gordon Gould (Invented the laser), Robert P. Patterson (US Secretary of War under Harry S. Truman).
Notable alumni currently playing professional hockey: Keith Kinkaid.

How many miles school is from Tampa: 1,291 miles
How the team got to Tampa: Have a record of 26-7-7. Won the East Regional with victories over Michigan State and UMass-Lowell. ECAC Champions. Entered the NCAA tournament ranked third in the country.


 

frozenfour_union.gifSchool Name: Ferris State
School Size: 13,134 undergraduates
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
City Population: 10,849 (2000)
Notable Alumni: Al Jardine (Beach Boys)
Notable alumni currently playing professional hockey: Chris Kunitz
How many miles school is from Tampa: 1,352 miles
How the team got to Tampa: Have a record of 23-11-5. Won the Midwest Regional with victories over Cornell and Denver. Entered the NCAA tournament ranked ninth in the country.


 

frozenfour_union.gifSchool Name: University of Minnesota
School Size: 30,610 undergraduates
Location: Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota
City Population: 667,646 (2010)
Notable Alumni: John Astin, Bob Dylan, Henry Fonda, Loni Anderson
Notable alumni currently playing professional hockey: Keith Ballard, Phil Kessel, Jordan Leopold, Thomas Vanek, Blake Wheeler
How many miles school is from Tampa: 1,570 miles
How the team got to Tampa: Have a record of 26-13-1. Won the West Regional with wins over North Dakota and Boston University. Ranked sixth in the country entering the NCAA tournament.



frozenfour_bostoncollege.gifSchool Name: Boston College
School Size: 9,099 undergraduates
Location: Newton, Massachusetts
City Population: 85,146 (2010)
Notable Alumni: John Kerry, Ed McMahon, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Doug Flutie
Notable alumni currently playing professional hockey: Ryan Shannon, Scott Clemmensen, Benn Ferriero, Nathan Gerbe, Brian Gionta, Mike Mottau, Brooks Orpik, Marty Reasoner, Cory Schneider

How many miles school is from Tampa: 1,351 miles
How the team got to Tampa: Have a record of 29-10-1. Won Northeast Regional with wins over Minnesota-Duluth and Air Force. Ranked first in the country entering the NCAA tournament.

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