Is your NCAA Tournament bracket busted? Are you looking for a shot a redemption? Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard? Well, I present the 2012 NCAA Hockey Christmas Tournament Challenge.
Instead of picking a bracket, which you can do and I am sure someone, say, Mark Coen, will be more than happen to accept your bracket, in this Tournament Challenge, you pick four schools. Any four schools in the tournament. You want to pick all one seeds? You can do that. You want to pick four schools all in the same region? You can do that? You pick four teams. For each round that a team wins, you multiply their seed by their round score. Round scores are:
Regional Semi-Final: 1 point
Regional Final: 4 points
National Semi-Final: 8 points
National Championship: 32 points
So, if you would like to play, just submit to me, via message, in the comments below, or by some other means, by Friday at noon, your four teams. No money, no prizes, just for pride. Also, please, by all means, tell your friends.
Enjoy, and a Merry Hockey Christmas to all!
Midwest Regional (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
(MW1)Michigan (CCHA At-Large)
(MW4)Cornell (ECAC At-Large)
(MW3)Denver University (WCHA At-Large)
(MW2)Ferris State (CCHA At-Large CCHA Regular Season Champions)
East Regional (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
(E1)Union (ECAC Regular Season and Playoff Champions)
(E4)Michigan State (CCHA At Large)
(E3)Massachusetts-Lowell (Hockey East At-Large)
(E2)Miami University (CCHA At-Large)
Northeast Regional (Worchester, Massachusetts)
(NE2)Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA At-Large)
(NE3)Maine (Hockey East At-Large)
(NE4)Air Force Academy (Atlantic Hockey Regular Season & Playoff Champion)
(NE1)Boston College (Hockey East Regular Season & Playoff Champion)
West Regional (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
(W2)Minnesota (WCHA At Large, WCHA Regular Season Champion)
(W3)Boston University (Hockey East At-Large)
(W4)Western Michigan (CCHA Playoff Champions)
(W1)North Dakota (WCHA Playoff Champions)
West and Northeast play in one National Semi-Final, East and Midwest play in the other.