Chiclets Game Notes NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown - Bridgeport Regional

The NCAA basketball tournament always steals the headlines come March, but let’s not forget the NCAA hockey tournament is getting underway this week!! The Frozen Four is in Tampa on April 6th and 8th and the Chiclets Game Notes crew will have boots on the ground, so we need to know which 4 teams will meet us down there.

These blogs will break down each Regional and give you all the important information you will need to follow the tournament and even cash a few bets with the $EBR Crew.

Bridgeport Regional, March 24-26 | Total Mortgage Arena – Bridgeport, CT

Game 1: 2 p.m. ET Friday, March 24 (2) Harvard vs. (3)Ohio State

Harvard - (24-7-2) Finished 2nd in the ECAC regular season and tournament.

Odds to Win Title on the Barstool Sportsbook: +1700

Player to Watch: The Montreal Canadiens draft prospect Sean Farrell was top 5 in the nation in scoring.

Crimson Game Notes: Tons of young NHL talent including Minnesota Wild draft prospect Ryan Healey who earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team along with fellow freshman Joe Miller who is a Maple Leafs' draftee.

Ohio State - (20-15-3) Finished 3rd in the Big Ten Regular season and lost to Michigan in the tournament semi-finals.

Odds to Win Title on the Barstool Sportsbook: +2000

Player to Watch: Steven Halliday is their top scorer and an Ottawa Senators draft pick.

Buckeyes Game Notes: Lead the nation with an 89.5 PK%, while also scoring 10 times when they were down a man.


$EBR Pick to Advance: Harvard is the only team in the country with three 20-goal scorers and being an ECAC guy myself, I'll lean towards the smaaart kids and their offense. Harvard -143 money line at Barstool Sportsbook.

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Game 2: 5:30 p.m. ET Friday, March 24 (1) Quinnipiac vs. (4) Merrimack

Quinnipiac - (30-4-3) ECAC Regular season champs and number 2 overall seed.

Odds to Win Title on Barstool Sportsbook: +750

Player to Watch: Colin Graf is a Sophomore transfer from Union and was 2nd in the nation in scoring.

Bobcats Game Notes: Won 20 of 22 ECAC league games and feature the top-scoring defense in the country.

Merrimack - (23-13-1) Finished 2nd in the Hockey East Regular season and lost in OT to BU in the tournament final.

Odds to Win Title on the Barstool Sportsbook: +4500 (This might be worth a sprinkle)

Player to Watch: Alex Jefferies is the team's leading scorer and is a New York Islanders draft pick.


Warriors Game Notes: Assistant Coach Josh Ciocco passed away this season and the team has rallied and played exceptionally in his honor. 

$EBR Pick to Advance: Merrimack is +175 money line on the Barstool Sportsbook and I'm gonna take a shot this scrappy team can pull off the massive upset.

Game 3: Bridgeport Regional Final: 6 p.m. ET Sunday, March 26

$EBR Pick to Frozen Four: I like this Merrimack team, but Harvard is going to move on from this region even though they are probably a bunch of nerds.

$EBR make sure to check Twitter and Instagram for action on game days as lineups and lines will change the official plays.

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