April 9, 2006

"Madison is now Hockeytown, USA."

You might think it strange that I don't notice sports news more quickly, but...

We're number 1!
UW's scintillating 2-1 victory over Boston College Saturday night at the Bradley Center - renamed the Kohl Center East for the weekend - gave the school its sixth national championship and so much more.

It made UW the first school to win both the men's and women's NCAA hockey champions in the same season. Two weeks ago, the UW women won their first title with a 3-0 victory over Minnesota.

Congratulations, Badgers!

10 comments:

SippicanCottage said...
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Ann Althouse said...

Actually, the lakes didn't even really freeze this winter. And it's a beautiful day today.

AJ Lynch said...

And you have to admit the NCAA gave its ice hockey tournament a great name.."The Frozen Four"

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Pancho said...

My grandmother was an athletic letter awardee at the U. of Wisc. [Tennis in the 1920's] and she was also a devoted hockey fan well into her 90's. I'm sure she is smiling down upon Madison.

Saganashkee said...

Great for UW Madison!! NCAA hockey programs help keep hockey alive and provide an affordable venue for hockey nuts like me. I lived in Chicago when U of Illinois-Chicago had a NCAA team and was able to get season tickets for about the price of a couple of good mezzanine seats for the Blackhawks at the old Chicago Stadium. Sadly now I live in the deep south and have to rely on TV. Thank God there's NHL Center Ice.
College hockey can be more fun to watch. Just about all those kids are hoping that an NHL scout is in the stands and play their hearts out. Anyway, if it ain't played on ice it ain't worth playing. Yah, curling is fun to watch too.

chinesearithmetic said...

aj lynch, I would have felt better about the NCAA moniker had my dad not called me after my alma mater's win and said, "Congratulations on the Frigid Four...

dklittl said...

Have you no shame, Ann. We all know that there is and will only be one, Hockeytown, USA and that my dear is Detroit, Michigan. Everyone else is a pale imitation.

Go Red Wings!!

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Mike said...

"Have you no shame, Ann. We all know that there is and will only be one, Hockeytown, USA and that my dear is Detroit, Michigan. Everyone else is a pale imitation."

Not anymore. The CCHA has their playoff tournament in Joe Louis arena. Attendance has been awful the last few years.

I was at the Frozen Four (personally, I hate that name, but the NCAA has decreed that thou shalt only refer to the basketball tournament as the Final Four) and it was electric. What a fantastic time!