NAHL Alumni Update: Frozen Four
The 2022 NCAA Frozen Four, the national championship for Men's Division I ice hockey, will take place April 7 and 9 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The four-team field is set. Denver, Michigan, Minnesota, and Minnesota State are still competing for the title.
Frozen Four Schedule
April 7: Denver vs. Michigan, 5pm
April 7: Minnesota vs. Minnesota State, 8:30pm
April 9: Championship Game, 8pm
A total of 32 NAHL alumni will be taking part in the Frozen Four. All 16 teams that began the tournament two weeks ago had at least one NAHL alumni on their roster. In total, 145 NAHL alumni were on the 16 rosters of teams that began the event.
NAHL alumni breakdown of Frozen Four teams:
Minnesota State: 14
Some of the notable 32 players competing in the event include Denver defenseman Kyle Mayhew, who spent two seasons playing in the NAHL with Fairbanks and Aberdeen, and who also previously played in the NAPHL. Former Wichita Falls Wildcats forward Garrett VanWyhe has 11 points in 41 games played for the University of Michigan this season and was part of the Wildcats team that played in the 2016 Robertson Cup. Former Bismarck Bobcats defenseman Carl Fish leads a strong blueline contingent for the University of Minnesota. Former Corpus Christi and Springfield goalie Dryden McKay leads Minnesota State. The senior goalie, never drafted by an NHL team, has had a remarkable career, going 112-19-4 and setting the NCAA record for shutouts (34). McKay went 37-4-0 with a 1.28 GAA and .934 save percentage. He is a Hobey Baker Award finalist for the second straight season.