By: Jeff Little • April 9th, 2009
As I type this, the puck is dropping on the first game in this year’s Frozen Four, featuring the Miami University Redhawks against Bimidji State. Vermont takes on Boston University in the nightcap, with the winners vying for the national championship.
This is the first Frozen Four appearance for the Redhawks, who appear to be peaking at the right time, after suffering some dramatic ups and downs during the course of the regular season, including an uncharacteristically early exist from the CCHA Tournament.
Go Redhawks — bring the title home to Ohio!!!
A native of the SF Bay Area, my first exposure to hockey was the SF/Oakland/California Golden Seals, including Charlie Finley and the white skates. Fast forward to the late 1980's when Gretzky and the Kings came up to the Bay Area for an exhibition game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena, for which we had glass seats. I was at the first San Jose Sharks game in the Cow Palace, and followed them for their first few pathetic years, before moving to Columbus in 1994. I attended the first pro-NHL rally downtown, and have been a season ticket holder since Day 1, wife & I are active in the Jacket Backers, and son is an avid fan as well. I cover the Jackets for Inside Hockey, and contribute regularly to a variety of hockey sites. I maintain contact with the Jackets organization, and like to dig into stories, bringing a fresh, and sometimes irreverent perspective to hockey.
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