NCAA Tourney opens with a shocker
Senior Jared DeMichiel made a career-high 39 saves as Rochester Institute upset Denver 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Denver started the season No. 1 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll and was the tournaments’s No. 2 overall seed.
Our guys were able to battle,” said Rochester coach Wayne Wilson, whose team is in its fifth season as a Division I program. “And played tremendous.”
When the pairings for the 2010 NCAA men's hockey tournament were announced on ESPN2 Sunday morning, the No. 1 seeds went to -- in order -- Miami, Denver , Wisconsin and Boston College
Defending champion Boston University , which lost to Maine in the Hockey East semifinals, failed to qualify for the tournament, while Alaska and RIT will be making their first-ever NCAA tournament appearances.
Michigan, which needed the CCHA automatic bid to qualify for the tournament, will be making its 20th consecutive NCAA appearance. That's the longest active streak and the Wolverines now pass Minnesota for most overall tournament appearances with 33. Michigan also has won the most NCAA championships with nine, but Red Berenson's team hasn't won a title since 1998.