Puck drop between Yale & UMass-Lowell
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The first game between Yale & UMass-Lowell was a decent game, particularly from the half way mark on, when Lowell woke up to make it interesting, by scoring two quick goals. Yale eventually won in OT on a goal by Andrew Miller, which was just a phenomenal effort by the senior.
The second game was a dud, with Quinnipiac completely outplaying St Cloud State. The Bobcats went up 3-0 in the first ten minutes and never looked back. The third period was one of the most tedious I have ever watched. By then Quinnipiac was just trying to run out the clock, the stands were emptying in a hurry, and any energy that was in the Consol Center had left.
I was shocked to see so many empty seats. Especially between the blue lines at center ice. Corporate sponsors who didn’t show up? Hockey fans who didn’t like it that the big name programs didn’t make the field? I’m more than curious as to where the people were. I’m also curious to see how many people turn out for the final.
The stage is now set for an all ECAC final, with two Connecticut teams that are less than ten miles apart on the same highway.