Frozen Four picks: Brian

Norwich (25-1-3) vs. Adrian (20-6-2)
Norwich and Adrian couldn’t have picked a better spot to have their first-ever meeting. The two teams are playing for a spot in the national title game. The Cadets are in the Frozen Four for the 12th time in program history and seeking their first national title since 2010. They have won three national titles. Norwich is the hottest team in the country, having won 23 consecutive games, and is one of the best offensively behind the play of William Pelletier and Kevin Salvucci. The two have combined for 36 goals. The difference-maker could be goalie Braeden Ostepchuk, who is 15-0. Adrian is in its third Frozen Four in program history, but has never won a championship. The Bulldogs are phenomenal offensively and have the nation’s best scoring defenseman in Cory Dunn, who has tallied nine goals and 27 assists. Trevor Boyd leads the team in goals with 18. He has dished out 17 assists as well. Their goaltending is solid as well, with Kevin Entmaa winning 15 games. I’m going with the upset. Adrian 4-3

Trinity (20-6-3) vs. St. Norbert (24-3-2)
Trinity is playing in its third Frozen Four and was the national champion in 2015. The Bantams have the nation’s best scoring defense, allowing 1.79 goals per game. However, the Bantams aren’t bad offensively either, with Sean Orlando and Tyler Whitney scoring 18 and 12 goals, respectively. Goalie Alex Morin is one of the best goalies in the country, fashioning a goals-against average of 1,72. He has won 18 games this season. St. Norbert is playing in the Frozen Four for the 11th time and has won 19 of its last 22 NCAA tournament games. Noah Nelson leads the team in points, tallying nine goals and 27 assists. Pijus Rulevicius has come through with six goals and 18 assists. Tanner Froese is the team leader in goals, scoring 13 on the season. T.J. Black has won 17 goals and owns a 1.22 goals-against average. St. Norbert is the only team in the Frozen Four that played in it last season. The Green Knights are seeking their fifth national title. St. Norbert 3-2


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