The Wild are middle of a playoff push, but Wild forward Charlie Coyle’s thoughts have largely been elsewhere this week.
Michigan isn’t playing. Neither is Boston University. And a small school from Connecticut, Quinnipiac, is the top seed in this year’s NCAA hockey tournament, which gets under way Friday.
Jenelle Kohanchuk and the streaking Boston University set up a championship showdown with undefeated Minnesota in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four.
Jake Hansen scored two goals and Nate Schmidt had two assists, leading Minnesota to a 7-3 victory over Boston University on Saturday in the West Regional semifinals.
Relatives and fans of Derek Boogaard shed tears Sunday as they remembered the former NHL tough guy as a “teddy bear” who was as generous and kind as he was burly and tough, a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers.