Waking up this morning in Denver to some spring snow, it was a frozen day. While the roads were still warm enough to prevent snow from gathering on them there was a dusting of wet snow on the other surfaces. April is indeed the third snowiest month in Denver, but the snow this morning was a good way to start off a weekend of hockey at the Pepsi Center.
The Frozen Four, the final four of the NCAA D-1 Men’s Hockey Championship, is in town for the first time since 1976 and first ever at Pepsi Center. Even though three teams from Colorado made the tournament none of them advanced to the frozen four. However with strong college hockey teams in Colorado and an interest in the sport it will be watched. In the first match this evening Boston College will play the University of North Dakota, followed by Michigan and Notre Dame squaring off with the winners playing on Saturday.
Even though UND is the top seed overall, I am picking Michigan to win it all this year for their first championship in hockey since 1998. Last year Michigan State won it all, so if my prediction is correct it will stay in the state which looks like a hand for another year. Will I be correct? Saturday will reveal that answer.