2012 NCAA Men's Frozen Four

2012 NCAA Men's Frozen Four

Tampa Bay and the St. Pete Times Forum have been awarded the 2012 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four. It will mark the first time any round of NCAA ice hockey championships competition will be held in the state of Florida.

Semifinals:

(Ferris State vs Union)

Aaron Schmit scored two goals, Kyle Bonis had the tiebreaking tally in the third period and Ferris State beat Union 3-1 on to advance to the Frozen Four final.

The Bulldogs got the win in their first Frozen Four appearance and will face Boston College in Saturday night's championship.

(Boston College vs Minnesota) 

Paul Carey had two goals and Boston College beat Minnesota 6-1 to advance to the NCAA championship game for the fifth time in the past seven seasons.

The Eagles (32-10-1) will carry an 18-game winning streak into Saturday night's Frozen Four final against Ferris State, which beat Union College 3-1 in the first semifinal. Boston College is seeking its fifth hockey title.

Finals:

Ferris State vs Boston College

Steven Whitney scored twice, and Boston College beat Ferris State 4-1 on for its fifth NCAA hockey title and third in five seasons.

"You can't buy one of these championships," Eagles coach Jerry York said. "You have to earn them. And this team definitely earned it."

Boston College (33-10-1) finished with a 19-game winning streak, outscoring its opponents 77-21 during that span. Ferris State (26-12-5) was making its first Frozen Four appearance.