Tiger Destination: NCAA Frozen Four in Detroit
March 28, 2010
by Bob Finnerty
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The RIT men’s hockey team is one step closer to a national championship. The Tigers are heading to Detroit to play in the NCAA Frozen Four on April 8 and 10.
Tickets to the national championship round will be made available through RIT to members of the campus community. Details will be released by Monday evening.
The Tigers, Atlantic Hockey Association champions, advance to the Frozen Four after defeating the University of Denver and New Hampshire at the NCAA East Regional in Albany. Now RIT will join college hockey's elite programs in Ford Field, Detroit.
The Tigers will open up the Frozen Four against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers have appeared in the Frozen Four 11 times, bringing home six NCAA titles.
The RIT-Wisconsin semifinal game will be played at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8. Boston College and Miami University of Ohio face off in the other semifinal game at 8:30 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m., Saturday, April 10.
Visit www.ncaa.com for more details on the 2010 Frozen Four tournament.
The majority of RIT students weren’t born yet, so they may not realize that the men’s hockey team has already won two NCAA hockey championships. The first title came at the Division II level in 1983; the second championship was at the Division III level in 1985. The NCAA trophies are on display in Ritter Arena.
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The Tigers have built a winning tradition since the program’s inception in 1962. Along with the two national titles, RIT has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 14 times, including eight Final Four appearances and three appearances in the finals.