So, should BU throw the Hockey East Championship Game?
Let’s look at it this way, if BU defeats Mass.-Lowell that means the number four seeds are Miami, Ohio State, Atlantic Hockey winner and Bemidji State. The number one seeds are BU, Notre Dame, Michigan and Denver.
Michigan and Notre Dame can not play Miami or Ohio State. Leaving Michigan and Notre Dame to play the Atlantic Hockey Winner and Bemidji State and leaving Ohio State and Miami to play Boston University and Denver.
Here’s the bottom line:
If BU defeats Lowell, BU will draw Ohio State in the first round of a regional. If Lowell defeats BU, BU will get Bemidji State or the Atlantic Hockey winner.
So ask yourselves BU fans, would you sacrifice a Hockey East Championship to get an on paper easier first round regional game?