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Frozen Four's Finest

Which team is the greatest in the history of the Frozen Four? We're giving you a chance to help decide.

Each weekday through Oct. 3, we'll present you with a matchup from our bracket. You decide which team moves on to the next round. After the final matchup on Oct. 3, we'll have your choice for the greatest team in the history of the Frozen Four.


Round 2: 1970 Cornell vs. 1984 Bowling Green

Coached by the legendary Ned Harkness, the 1970 Big Red squad is still the only team to win an NCAA title unbeaten and untied.


Cornell finished 29-0, topped off by a 6-4 win against Clarkson at the NCAA final in Lake Placid, New York.


The Big Red narrowly held off Wisconsin 2-1 in the national semifinals.


Cornell was led by defenseman Dan Lodboa, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, and Brian McCutcheon, who led the team with 26 goals during the season.


Defenseman Steve Giuliani and forward John Hughes joined Lodboa on the NCAA all-tournament team.


The ECAC champions were dominant throughout the entire year; The Big Red needed overtime only once and won by more than one goal 23 times.

The 1984 Falcons had one of the roughest and most exciting roads of any NCAA champion team.


Coach Jerry York’s team needed overtime to defeat Boston University 8-7 in the quarterfinals and four overtimes to win the national championship game against Minnesota-Duluth 5-4.


In addition, their semifinal game against Michigan State was decided by a single goal, 2-1.


The Falcons finished the season 34-8-2, including a 17-game win streak. BG was led offensively by Dan Kane, who scored 72 points on 24 goals and 48 assists, and Gary Galley, who posted 67 points on 15 goals and 52 assists.


Goaltender Gary Kruzich was named the NCAA tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, while Dave Ellett and Galley were also on the all-tournament team. The team was captained by Mike Pikul and Wayne Wilson, who is currently the head coach at RIT.

Frozen Four's Finest



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