Our Frozen Four coverage started as soon as the final horn sounded in Worcester, Mass., last Sunday, but it’s really going to ramp up starting on Monday. Here’s a sampling of what to expect from USCHO during Frozen Four week 2012:
On Monday, we’ll roll out previews of the four teams in Tampa — Union, Ferris State, Minnesota and Boston College — giving some insight into what got the teams there.
Our writers are talking to members of the coaching staffs of the semifinalists’ common opponents to break down Thursday’s matchups. On Tuesday, look for stories talking about what to watch in both the Union-Ferris State and Minnesota-Boston College games.
On site in Tampa
Wednesday starts our on-site coverage from Tampa Bay Times Forum, and our corps of writers will bring you the happenings on the Frozen Four Blog. Also, watch for photo galleries from the team practices and video interviews.
On Thursday and Saturday, we’ll have the national semifinals covered with live blogs as the games happen and then stories, photo galleries, video and audio.
Our writers will be all over things on Friday, bringing you coverage from the team practices early in the day and then following the ceremonies for the Hockey Humanitarian Award and Hobey Baker Award in the evening.
For the second straight year, we’re taking USCHO Live! on the road. Our special, two-hour broadcasts will originate from different hotspots in the Frozen Four zone in Tampa.
Here’s the schedule:
• Wednesday, 5 p.m. EDT
• Thursday, noon EDT (new time) from Frozen Fest outside Tampa Bay Times Forum
• Friday, 4 p.m. EDT from Channelside Bay Plaza, site of Unfrozen Friday (Hockey Humanitarian Award, simulcast of the Hobey Baker Award)
• Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT from Frozen Fest outside Tampa Bay Times Forum
If you go
If you’re headed to Tampa, check out USCHO’s booth at the Frozen Fest outside of Tampa Bay Times Forum before the games Thursday and Saturday, and at the Friday night event at Channelside Bay Plaza.
We’ll have giveaways at times during the weekend, so stop by and meet some USCHO staffers.
Friday’s event at Channelside will include autograph sessions with players from the two teams in Saturday’s final, a special USCHO giveaway, pep bands, the Hockey Humanitarian and All-American announcements and live video from the Hobey Baker Award ceremony (the actual event is at MacDill Air Force Base and access there is extremely limited).
All the coverage
All of our Frozen Four coverage can be found on one page: Frozen Four Central.