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Warmups are under way and we’re less than 30 minutes from gametime. Miami’s band is here, as is George Mason’s, who came to support fellow green-clad upstarts Bemidji.

Check back for updates while the game is in progress.

(And yes, I’m no Melissa Wade – the above picture was taken with my cell phone from the press box)

  • Old CC Rugger

    That was an exceptional team that played last night. Don’t know that they can do it two nights in a row.

  • Justin

    As a Michigan fan, I want to thank you for picking CC.

    • Paula Weston

      You are most welcome, Justin!

      What I said was that if the same Colorado College team showed, then Michigan had no chance. No team would have had a chance.

      The same CC team that beat BC 8-4 did not make an appearance in the West Regional title game. Like the RedHawks, they had been clicking, and clicking, and clicking…and then — within the span of 24 hours — they were not.

      Always glad to oblige Michigan fans. *grin*

      • Dominic

        regardless the fact remains you picked cc to beat michigan and they didn’t. if you watched the game between cc and michigan, you would have seen that michigan’s line with matt rust almost completely shut down the schwartz line. defense wins and michigan’s defense proved that. the bottom line is michigan outplayed cc and you cannot deny that by saying that cc didn’t play how they did against bc. bc played almost absolutely NO defense whereas michigan did. end of story.

        • Cyberump

          Dominic, I said this after the regional semi. I have been a BC fan 43 yrs now. The fact CC beat BC in the opener, was NOT so much about CC being that good, but mostly about BC just NOT showing up!! I watched BC all yr like I always do. We just played AWFUL !! end of discussion. CC was never that good.

      • Cyberump

        Paula, you are dead wrong!!! I have been a BC fan 43 yrs now and I know my college hockey. It was NOT that the same CC team that beat BC did not show up for the regional final. It was that the BC team that played all year didn’t show up vs CC. I had a bad feeling back in late Jan when we clobbered BU in a 2 game series. As I said I KNOW my Eagles! and my concern (even though I was glad to pummel BU) was that unlike most Jerry York coached BC teams, THIS one was peaking too early. Turns out I was correct. Watching BC struggle past Northeastern in the HE semi finals I knew we were not clicking on all cylinders as we usually are in March. CC lost EIGHTEEN games this year. “you are what you are” CC ain’t that good.

  • LoisH99

    The Blue will handle tonight!!!

  • PaulE

    Paula, could you please pick CC to lose next year?

  • bluetell

    WOOO. thanks Paula. Going to the frozen four!

  • Lemond23

    LOL, great prediction!

  • Paula can you keep picking against Michigan? Thanks!!!!

  • Anegadatortola1

    thank you

  • 24Frozen Fours

    Well..theres goes your credibility

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  • Michigan Hockey Fan6

    Hockey is one of the craziest games in the world. Any one of the top 16 teams can beat anyone on any given night. Can’t say BC didn’t come out ready to play with a goal 30 seconds into it. Its just that everything that CC did was right and the were very hot. When you see a team like CC come out and route a team like BC, you know its just one of those nights. Lets just say it made me as a Michigan fan feel really good because I knew that it wouldn’t happen two nights in a row. Michigan saw what CC did to expose BC’s defense, and all they had to do was shut down the neutral zone. Not really hard for a team that has 9 National Championships to figure that one out.