The University of North Dakota, TJ Oshie and Taylor Chorney’s former college hockey team, took on Boston University, Kevin Shattenkirk’s former college team, today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. BU defenseman and Boston Bruins prospect, Charlie McAvoy, scored in double overtime to end the game. This game is now the longest NCAA Tournament game in UND history.
Hours before the opening faceoff, TJ Oshie sent out a tweet cheering on his alma mater.
Senior Travis Boyd leads Minnesota to the NCAA Tournament (Photo: Brian Ekart)
With all six conference tournaments ending last Sunday, the field for the NCAA Tournament is set. This weekend, the top sixteen teams are divided in four single-elimination regional tournaments whose winners will face each in Frozen Four semifinals in Boston on April 9. The championship game will be played on April 11.
Ovechkin’s 2014 bracket. (Photo: @Ovi8)
Last year Alex Ovechkin filled out an NCAA tournament bracket. It was — what’s the word? Creative?
In an anxious explosion of arrows and circles, Ovi picked Kentucky and Alabama to meet in the title game. I’m sure there were reasons. Or not. Who knows? It’s Ovi.
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