NCAA Frozen Four
Thank you, Buffalo
I told a friend
who travels through the NHL’s 30 rinks that we were headed
to Buffalo for the Frozen Four and he asked, “What did college
hockey do to deserve that?”
Sunday I left Buffalo and wondered, “What
the hell was he talking about?”
Buffalo (and Ontario), for a fantastic Frozen Four. The games
were good (not great), but the weekend was an absolute joy.
can have fun just about anywhere – I told somebody once
that all college hockey fans need are a good rink, a good hotel,
and good bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. Buffalo
delivered in impressive style.
Things in Buffalo we'll never write anything bad about:
Zig Fracassi and WNSA-FM
city welcomed the college hockey world with open arms. Almost
everybody was friendly, highlighted by Big Shotz bartender Will
“The Reverend” Waterrose and the Tim Horton’s
counter girl who gave me one free Timbit. Parts of downtown might
have made Detroit look bustling, but once you got to Chippewa
Street it felt like New Orleans. And the food may not earn five-star
reviews, but the wings were everything they are made out to be
For me, it
all added up to the second-best Frozen Four I’ve been to
(behind Providence, 2000). Whatever we did to deserve it, I say
we keep it up.
With any luck we can do it all again, say in 2008?