Game day at the Frozen Four

One of the best parts of the Frozen Four is for us media types is seeing old friends from the college hockey world and meeting some new ones.

Neil Koepke of the Lansing State Journal is not here, ending a streak of what I’m told is a little more than 30 consecutive Frozen Fours, which is incredible. So, tip of the cap to Neil for quite an amazing run.

One Frozen Four newbie is Guy Flaming, who does a wonderful job covering college hockey for The Pipeline Show in Edmonton. All of the college hockey guys had a good time finally putting a face to the name. If you haven’t seen The Pipeline Show’s coverage yet, check it out on the website and the blog.

After practice today, I went for a burger with the Herald team and Matt Schill and Derek Koenen of the UND staff. Then, we made our way to the annual media party at Tom Reid’s. Those in attendance included staff from all three national college hockey sites and broadcasters Dan Parkhurst, Frank Mazzocco and Barry Melrose.

There was plenty of work to be done in the afternoon, though. By the time we arrived at the Xcel Center on Wednesday, the media room was already packed with people. There weren’t many spots left to set up shop. There are tons of stories from papers all over the country and I can’t link them all today.

The Herald will have some info in a special section, so you can pick that up if you see it around town. If you don’t live in the area and really want it, you can call 701-780-1100 and ask for circulation or you can email gfhsubsc@gfherald.com. As for our daily coverage:

Herald game preview

Herald sidebar on Karl Goehring

Herald notebook with loads of notes and quotes

Herald photo gallery from Eric Hylden

Herald story on Sioux fans at the Frozen Four by Ryan Bakken

Herald story on UND’s history at the Xcel Center

Herald story on Chay Genoway, who wouldn’t be part of this team if not for his challenging 2009-10 season

An assortment of other stories:

Brad Eidsness named Elite 88 award winner at the Frozen Four

Danny Kristo story from the Minot Daily News

UND vs. Michigan breakdown by College Hockey News

Wednesday at the rink notebook by Inside College Hockey

USCHO Frozen Four blog

Notebook by the Star Tribune that has some stuff not in our notebook

Q&A with Matt Frattin from the Pioneer Press

Frozen Four preview from the USA Today

4 thoughts on “Game day at the Frozen Four

  1. Thank you Brad for all your hard work. I living in Henderson, NV, greatly appreciate your work! I always look forward to your articles and miscellaneous Sioux hockey-related information you provide. Keep up the great work!!!

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