December 22, 1990 |
Michigan State came to Southern California with an 8-8-4 record, its worst start in a decade, but the Spartans are going home with momentum, a confidence boost and another Great Western Freeze-Out hockey championship. The Spartans defeated No. 4 Boston College, 3-2, Friday night at the Forum despite being outshot, 42-18. Walter Bartels scored the game-winner on a breakaway down the right side off a perfect feed from Kelly Harper 2 minutes 17 seconds into the final period.
December 19, 1992 |
For the first time in the four-year history of the Great Western Freeze Out, the NCAA's No. 1- and No. 3-ranked hockey teams, Maine and Lake Superior State are in the field. Two other U.S. teams, Western Michigan and Princeton complete today's bracket at the Forum. Previously, the tournament included two teams from Canada and two from the United States.
November 25, 1994 |
Maine, the 1993 NCAA champion, headlines the sixth annual Great Western Freeze-Out college hockey tournament at the Forum today and Sunday. Maine, which won Freeze-Out titles in 1991 and '92, opens the tournament today at 4 p.m. against Notre Dame, while Boston University takes on Princeton at 7 p.m. For Maine (8-0-3), senior captain and former Olympian Chris Imes is the only current player to have skated in the 1993 NCAA title game.
December 20, 1990 |
Top-ranked Minnesota and fourth-ranked Boston College, which played in the 1990 NCAA quarterfinals, meet today at 4:30 p.m. in the Great Western Freeze-Out Intercollegiate Hockey Tournament at the Forum. Defending tournament champion Michigan State plays Toronto in the second game at 7:30 p.m. SportsChannel will broadcast both first-round games and the title game Friday at 7:30 p.m. A crowd of about 6,500 is expected.
November 29, 1993 |
Miami of Ohio was supposed to be one of the top five college hockey teams in the country. Perhaps the Redskins are just realizing it now. Miami beat New Hampshire, 6-2, to win the championship of the Great Western Bank Freeze-Out on Sunday in the Forum. Miami (4-5-1), which had failed to meet expectations in the early part of the season, dominated much of the game in front of 4,007 fans, beating a team ranked in the top 10 in several polls.
December 21, 1990 |
Stephen Heinze had no idea where his quick wrist shot came from Thursday night. Neither did Minnesota goaltender Jeff Stolp, who was beaten twice by Heinze's quick trigger as fourth-ranked Boston College upset the top-ranked Golden Gophers, 3-2, in the second Great Western Freeze-Out at the Forum.