A year after the disappointment of a Frozen Four held in Boston without a single New England team participating, the region will have a pair of national championship hopefuls playing on the final weekend of the Division 1 men’s college hockey season.
Both regional brackets based in the region had local teams — Boston University (Manchester, N.H.) and Quinnipiac (Bridgeport, Conn.) — punch their tickets to Tampa. As a result, the Frozen Four field will feature a pair of New England teams for only the second time since 2017.
On April 6, BU will face top-seeded Minnesota (5 p.m.) and Quinnipiac will take on Michigan (8:30 p.m.) in the semifinal games at Amalie Arena.
Here are five reasons why the Terriers and Bobcats advanced to the Frozen Four: