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PITTSBURGH — A new champion has been crowned and what a first couple of periods it was. Congratulations to Yale on an incredible run since Atlantic City, N.J. To be the last at-large team to make the NCAA tournament and beat three No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 seed to win the national championship is an incredible feat.

Once again, everyone we met Saturday was so pleasant and excited about the championship game. One of the highlights of Frozen Fest was the opportunity to take a picture with the national championship trophy. For a couple of kids that would never win such an impressive trophy, it was nice to at least stand next to it.

Also, the amount of jerseys in town was staggering; name a team and that jersey was there. Neil’s favorite jersey was a split jersey of the Los Angeles Kings, with white on one side and yellow on the other. To add a bit more flavor the jersey had Frozen Four patches lining the bottom of the sweater. For me, it was a Maine Greg Moore authentic jersey. Authentic jerseys will always hold a special place in my heart and a special smell in my nose.

What a ride it was to get here and we could not have been more excited when we got in the car on Wednesday. You could say we are less than ecstatic to get back in the car Sunday. We told our parents we will call when we get home, so we’ll be sure to let you folks know as well.