They won’t have to face cross-town rival Boston University this season. The Terriers, who lost to UMass Lowell in the Hockey East tournament final, lead a class of big names who didn’t make the field. Michigan, which had been to 22 straight tournaments, is another.
“I think just about anybody in the field this year could win it,” Minnesota coach Don Lucia told reporters. “College hockey has been kind of all over the map this year.”