It's been two days since the St. Cloud State men's hockey team played in the NCAA Division I championship in Pittsburgh. Huskies coach Brett Larson joins The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers to talk about the experiences for his team on and off the rink during the Frozen Four and gives a peek into what the offseason looks like for his team.
Broadcaster John Buccigross has been the play-by-play voice of ESPN's Frozen Four coverage for several seasons. The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers discuss this year's Frozen Four, which is a return to his hometown of Pittsburgh. They also discuss where Buccigross' love of hockey comes from, the return of the NHL to his network, this year's Hobey Baker Award, what a Pittsburgh accent is and more in this episode.
The 2021 Frozen Four field is set with Minnesota Duluth playing Massachusetts and St. Cloud State playing Minnesota State University-Mankato in the semifinals on April 8 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. The championship game will be played at 6 p.m. April 10 (ESPN2). Minnesota Duluth beat reporter Matt Wellens, MSU-Mankato beat reporter Jason Feldman, ESPN and CBS Sports color commentator Dave Starman and St. Cloud State beat reporter Mick Hatten talk about the teams and how they got to the Frozen Four and some things to watch for.
On Sunday, the six men's hockey teams that have beat reporters for The Rink Live were all given bids to the 16-team NCAA Division I tournament field. With that in mind, we got all six reporters together to talk about the teams they cover and the regionals that the teams will be playing in.
Brad Schlossman (North Dakota), Matt Wellens (Minnesota Duluth), Austin Monteith (Bemidji State), Jason Feldman (Minnesota State University-Mankato), Jess Myers (Minnesota) and Mick Hatten break down the tournament and what we may see this weekend. And, during the recording of the broadcast, we also share some breaking news in this big dance version of The Rink Live podcast.
The Rink Live reporters Matt Wellens, Jess Myers and Mick Hatten are in three different locations for postseason play. Wellens is in Erie, Pa., to cover the NCAA Division I women's hockey tournament. Myers is in South Bend, Ind., to cover the Big Ten tournament. Hatten is in Grand Forks, N.D., covering the NCHC Frozen Faceoff.
The three reporters discuss the NCAA women's tournament, the difficult task of picking the NCAA men's tournament field and preview the semifinals for the Big Ten and NCHC
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