BY TAYLOR LEWIS
The French have Mardi Gras. The Irish have St. Patrick’s Day.
We Americans have March Madness.
But in the shadow of the annual celebration of college basketball, lost bets and expected yet rarely predicted upsets lays another NCAA tournament—the Frozen Four.
As the American hockey landscape improves, so do its college programs. More and more NCAA players are breaking into the NHL, so it comes as no surprise that the Caps currently employ six former students.
The first round of the national championship begins Friday, so I asked some of Washington’s alumni to fill out hockey brackets.
Jay Beagle - University of Alaska-Anchorage
Chris Brown - University of Michigan
Connor Carrick - Carrick comes from the OHL, but since he’s American, we’ll give him a break.
Dustin Penner - University of Maine
Aaron Volpatti - Brown University
Patrick Wey - Boston College