This weekend is the NCAA Frozen Four in Washington, D.C. and Puck Daddy will be on hand to cover the festivities. As a precursor to our coverage, we're chatting with one player from each of the teams involved. Look for interviews through Thursday. Today, it's Matt Read from the 'Cinderella' story of the tournament so far, the Bemidji State Beavers.
The story of the 2009 NCAA Men's ice hockey tournament to this point has been the crazy amount of upsets within the first two rounds: Three No. 1 seeds -- Denver, Michigan and Notre Dame -- were all ousted in the first-round.
The 'Cinderella' so far has been the tournament's No. 16 seed, Bemidji State out of Minnesota, who eliminated the Fighting Irish 5-1. The Beavers are playing in their third NCAA tournament as automatic qualifiers out of College Hockey America (CHA).
Matt Read, a sophomore forward on Bemidji State, was the CHA's Rookie of the Year and a member of the conference's All-Rookie team in 2007-08; as well as an all-CHARead More »from Puck Daddy chats with Bemidji State’s Matt Read about being a Cinderella in the Frozen Four and life as a Beaver