The 2009 edition of Hockey Christmas is but 4 days away. The conference tournaments are over (mercifully, in some cases), and the bracket is set. At 3:00 EDT, the puck drops in Bridgeport on Michigan vs. Air Force, kicking off the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
It doesn't get the publicity that the basketball tournaments do, but it'll get plenty of attention around here. This will mark the third year in which we here at the Hoover Street Rag preview the entire 16-team field. The previews are getting longer (and, we think, better), so each team gets its own post this year, We'll be posting one regional a day through Thursday. We hope you enjoy it.