Drew Commesso Named Regional MOP, Boston University Is Headed to the Frozen Four!
The first game of the NCAA men’s hockey quarterfinals (aka the Elite Eight) jumped an hour before the Blackhawks game started. Cornell and Boston University renewed their long rivalry with a berth in the Frozen Four on the line.
Blackhawks prospect and Boston U. goaltender Drew Commesso was terrific, making it 59:31 before allowing Cornell’s first goal to earn a trip to Tampa. He stopped 13 of 14 shots against in the game. (Yeah, their defense was that good.) BU freshman center Ryan Greene also had a strong effort for the Terriers. Boston University’s goals came from Wilmer Skoog and Ethan Phillips.
After allowing just two goals in two games, Commesso was named the regional all-tournament goaltender and the Most Outstanding Player in the region.
The Blackhawks have three more prospects playing in the remaining games to decide the other participants in the Frozen Four: Frank Nazar (Michigan), Jake Wise (Ohio State) and Dominic Basse (St. Cloud State). Basse and crew play later Saturday evening.