The contenders for the 2023 NCAA men's hockey season
- It’s already served some shocking upsets, so catch up on how NCAA men’s hockey works before flowing into this season.
The contenders: Reigning national champ No. 5 Quinnipiac started the season with high hopes and a No. 2 ranking, but they’ve already stumbled in their title defense, falling to now–No. 4 Boston College 2–1 in OT last weekend. Instead, Frozen Four competitors No. 1 Boston University and No. 2 Minnesota have officially taken over as the teams to beat.
- As for dark horses? No. 13 Providence looks promising after a 4–2 upset win and a tight 5–4 loss on the road against powerhouse No. 5 Michigan last weekend. If the Friars’ offense keeps it up, they’ll take the Hockey East conference by storm.
- Meanwhile, Boston U hits the road against regional rival New Hampshire tonight at 8 p.m. ET before returning to Beantown for an exhibition game against the U.S. National Under-18 team tomorrow.