Frozen Four Tournament BreakDown

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Seeds 9-12

St. Cloud State #9

The St. Cloud Huskies are a team that doesn’t rely on their goaltending which ranks last in NCAA average. Instead they rely on out-scoring their opponents. Nic Dowd is the teams leading scoring having recorded 21 goals and 39 points.

While the numbers say they’re not a strong team, they managed to win 25 games in a very tough conference and could surprise if they lucky.

Minnesota State #10

We have an interesting team as the #10 seed in Minnesota State who stole away the conference final from regular season champion Ferris State but still have a lot to prove in their battle at the Frozen Four. They battled Farris State all year long in the  WCHA and were lead by JP Lafontaine with 20 goals and 20 assists and Matt Letner who recorded 44 points.

They have 4 NHL draft picks and the fourth best power-play in the nation at 25.3 percent.

Providence #11 

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The Friars finished third in the strong Hockey East and are another team that live with their goaltending. They had just one player record 30 points in Ross Mauermann. Jon Gillies has come up big for the Providence Friars this season between the pipes. He has a .929 save percentage this season and in the last 10 games has a .937 save Percentage.

Unless Jon Gillies can stand on his head, this is a team that might get run out of the tournament as soon as it begins.

Colgate #12

The Colgate Raiders fell twice to the Union Dutchman in the ECAC as they finished just 8 points behind the Dutchman and lost in the championship. The Raiders were led by the Spink twins, Tyson and Tylor, combined for 24 goals and 39 assists throughout the ECAC season which saw them win 20 games.

The Raiders are another team that will have to get a little bit of luck and pull off an upset if they hope to progress in the tournament.