Back in the day, American hockey was dominated by the ‘Three Ms’ of Minnesota, Michigan and Massachusetts. That’s where the majority of players came from, and that’s where many of the most powerful college programs resided. So it was fitting that the 1991 Frozen Four final took place at the St. Paul Civic Center in Minnesota, with teams from Michigan and Massachusetts competing for the crown – the Boston University Terriers and the Northern Michigan Wildcats.
The two teams were a study in contrasts. The big-city Terriers boasted numerous NHL draft picks and future stars, while representing a program that had won three national championships. Their legendary coach, Jack Parker, had been behind the bench when B.U. last won it all back in 1978.
Not to be outdone, the Wildcats had an esteeme...
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