Kevin Porter won the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey's version of the Heisman Trophy, on Friday night. No doubt he would gladly trade it in for the chance to keep playing, but an ugly 5-4 overtime loss to ND on Thursday ended Michigan's season in terribly disappointing fashion. Porter joins Brendan Morrison (1997) as Michigan's only Hobey winners.
I'll have a season recap up in a week or so, once the disappointment starts to fade a bit.
The college hockey season comes to a close at 7pm Eastern on ESPN Saturday night when Notre Dame tries to become the first no. 4 seed to win the title since the tournament expanded to 16 teams. Boston College plays in its third consecutive championship game, and seeks its third NCAA championship (1949, 2001). ND has never reached the championship game before. Can Cinderella complete the game before the clock strikes midnight?
My hunch is that ND was too focused on Michigan and that they will have a hard time maintaining their focus. I could be wrong about that, though.