We Connecticut sports fans thought there would never be another year quite like 2004, when the UConn men,
Today brings the semifinal rounds of the NCAA "Frozen Four" men's hockey tournament in Pittsburgh — and two of the four teams in the tourney are from Connecticut. Indeed, the icemen from Yale and Quinnipiac universities are in different brackets, so if both win today, Saturday's championship will be the War of Whitney Avenue. Who would have thought?
Not for nothing are both schools from Greater New Haven. As The Courant's Dom Amore explains today, New Haven has a long and marvelous hockey tradition: It's the birthplace of modern youth hockey programs, a hotbed of high school hockey, and it was home to some colorful minor league teams over 75 years. When local college hockey got hot, the city embraced it.
And that bodes well for the rest of the state. UConn's hockey team will begin playing in the