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 April 8–10. The Tigers and the University of Wisconsin Badgers will battle in a semifinal game beginning at 5 p.m. April 8.
The Tigers, Atlantic Hockey Association champions, advanced to the Frozen Four after defeating the University of Denver and the University of New Hampshire in the NCAA East Regional March 26–27 in Albany.
The majority of RIT students weren’t born yet, so they might 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 Clark Gymnasium.
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Now, RIT is at the Division I level and the Tigers are up against college hockey’s elite programs in the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four.
The semifinals and final of the 2010 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey championship will be played at Ford Field in Detroit. The semifinal games will be played at 5 and 8:30 p.m. April 8. The championship game will be played at 7 p.m. April 10. Visit www.ncaa.com for more details.
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.
If you can’t make it to Detroit, join RIT alumni for a Frozen Four viewing party.