Two games into the NCAA hockey tournament, two upsets. But were they really upsets?
In the first game of the day, 2 seed St. Cloud State continued its NCAA futility, losing to #3 Clarkson, 2-1. SCSU is now 0-8 in NCAA tournament play and this first round flameout is yet another in a long line of embarrassing first round defeats.
And within the last half hour, #1 seed UNH got blasted by #4 Notre Dame, 7-3, in Colorado Springs. It's UNH's 3rd first round exit in 4 years and it ensures that UNH will be national title-free for another year. On USCHO, fans are already calling for Dick Umile's head.
To most college hockey fans, these results probably weren't all that surprising.
Also unsurprising: Michigan 3, Niagara 0 late in the 3rd. CC and Michigan State drop the puck at 10.
Update: 4-0 Michigan - a hat trick for Porter. He pretty much just locked up the Hobey.
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