From the Freep: Men’s hockey headed to St. Paul as third seed in NCAA West Regional

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff

Despite losing in the Hockey East Semifinals Friday night, senior captain Chris Connolly of the No. 5 Boston University men’s hockey team was all smiles Sunday afternoon.

The reason? Connolly and the Terriers are headed to Connolly’s home state of Minnesota for the West Regional of the 2012 NCAA Tournament in St. Paul.

After a two-year absence from the national tournament, the Terriers earned an at-large bid due to a 23-14-1 overall record this season. BU is the ninth overall seed in the tournament and will face eighth-seeded University of Minnesota on Saturday at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Fourth-seed University of North Dakota and 14th-seed Western Michigan University fill out the rest of the West Regional bracket.

“This is quite a field, and I think every bracket has tough draws,” said BU coach Jack Parker. “Certainly ours is a tough draw for everybody.”


7 thoughts on “From the Freep: Men’s hockey headed to St. Paul as third seed in NCAA West Regional”

  1. I can get all of you free flights using frequent flyer miles on US Air. Let me know the date of your flights and I’ll take care of it.

  2. We already got our flights but we did get them on US Air. I’m not sure if there’s anything we can do now. Thank you so much for offering though. We really appreciate any help possible.

    • Hey doom and gloom, that may be so for an undermanned team which has over achieved in light of what happened this year, but think 2009. Being down and counted out is nothing new for BU.

      PS You can’t be from BU.

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