LRHS senior Alexandra Devine is a devoted hockey fan.  The enthusiasm of this Florida girl for a “northern” sport has led her to learn extensively about its ins and outs.  She feels fans can learn much about the nature of sports, competition and entertainment from her research and insights. She hopes to eventually get a job in the business side of hockey and she looks forward to this year’s NCAA championship tournament in Tampa.

Alexandra Devine – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s ice hockey championship featuring the final four teams begins on Thursday night in Tampa.

The finals will end on April 8.

The tournament features the Boston University Terriers, Quinnipiac University Bobcats, University of Michigan Wolverines, and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The four teams excelled in their respective regional tournaments and earned their spot in the tournament, known as the “Frozen Four” in NCAA men’s hockey.

They will play each other in the semifinals on Thursday. The winners of the semifinals will face off against each other in the final game on Saturday to determine the winner of the national championship.

Quinnipiac will make a name for themself at the tournament this year if they win the national championship.

They have had the best record in college hockey all season and can dominate in all zones on the ice.

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Viewers also look forward to watching Minnesota end their 20-year NCAA championship drought.

According to ESPN, “11 teams have claimed national titles since the last Gophers triumph.”

Minnesota Duluth, North Dakota, and Wisconsin have all won at least once within that time.