November 23, 2014
Bemidji State's out-of-the-blue story is over.
Let Miami's begin.
That's Miami of Ohio, by the way, a distinction not needed in the world of college hockey - especially not this week. The RedHawks are headed to the NCAA championship game after beating fellow upstart Bemidji State 4-1 on Thursday night at the Frozen Four.
Miami (23-12-5) will face the winner of Boston University and Vermont, who played later Thursday, in Saturday's title game. Bemidji State (20-16-1) will head home with a George Mason-like feeling - good enough to make its sport's biggest stage, but not good enough to win once it was there.