Four Chiefs fighting for Frozen Four fame

The NCAA's division one men's hockey playoffs start this week, with plenty of BCHL flavour in the field.

Fifty six BCHL grads are involved in the opening round of the NCAA hockey playoffs, which started today and continues through Sunday.

That includes four Chilliwack Chiefs.

Vincent Desharnais and the defending Frozen Four champion Providence Friars are the four-seed, opening against the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Scott Davidson and his Quinnipiac Bobcats are the tournament’s top seed, taking on the underdog Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers. The Tiger roster includes former Chilliwack D-man Alex Perron-Fontaine.

Luke Esposito and the Harvard Crimson are in the mix, taking on the Boston College Eagles.

Each of the BCHL’s 16 BC-based teams have at least one alum in the tourney and 14 of the 16 NCAA teams have at least one BCHL grad on their roster.

The field will be whittled down to four teams after this weekend with semi-finals taking place April. 7.

The final will be played April 9 in Tampa, FL.

Find the full bracket and links to more info at ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/icehockey-men/d1