Frozen four intensity
In hockey the frozen four is being held at the Wells Fargo Center which is the home venue of the Philidelphia Flyers. Boston Collage is facing off against North Dakota in one of the matchups and in the other matchup Union NY is taking on Minnisotta.
I'm picking Union NY to go all the way because I love the way they play. They move the puck very well; they have great speed,and they can put the puck in the net, and most importantly they are phenomenal defensively. Last game against Providence they shut them out 4-0. Union played a complete game where everyone contributed offensively and defensively. The match that they played before that against Vermont was executed by Union with the same style of play.
Vermont put up more of a fight than Providence did and they were rewarded with two goals. However, Union played well enough defensively to not allow them to get any more than that and their offense thrived once again putting up four goals to get the job done in a 4-2 victory over the catamounts. Their solid and well rounded way of playing the game is why I'm picking Union to win it all.
Minnisota will put up a strong fight in the first game because they are well rounded like Union, but Union is that much stronger than Minisotta on defense and that is why they will win. In the other matchup I believe that North Dakota will take down BC because North Dakota is excellent defensively and they know how to score goals too. I think that North Dakota will take advantage of BC's weak defense and put some pucks in the net. I believe that BC's powerhouse offense will be shut down by the outstanding defense of North Dakota.
Union will take down North Dakota in the championship contest because they have a better offense. North Dakota can score goals but they have been shut down by teams who are good defensively like Ferris State who have a goaltender who is in the race for the Hobby Baker Award.
The Bulldogs took North Dakota to double overtime but North Dakota won the match there. Still, it took 100+ minutes for North Dakota to score two goals. If the offense produces that much there is no way they will beat Union. They will not be able to match the number of goals that Union will score with their excellent offense because there is no way the shut down defense of Union will let them do that.