If there were a niche sport in the US, hockey would have to be it. There are numerous boutique events held throughout the season, and they all happen to sell out huge arenas, but if you’re not a hockey fan, you may never have heard of them.
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Trailing 3-1 to Miami University in 2008, Boston University scored two goals in the final minute of play to send the game to overtime where they would score to win the national championship and record the greatest comback in Frozen Four history.
In 2010, Boston College defeated Wisconsin 5-0 to capture their second national championship in three years (and third since 2001).
In 2004, a record attendance of 18,000 at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, watched the University of Denver defeat the University of Maine 1-0 to capture the national championship.
In 2010 in Detroit, MI, the semi-final round of the tournament marked the largest crowd ever to watch an indoor hockey game.
Through 2012, The Michigan Wolverines have competed in 22 consecutive Division I tournaments.
In 2003, the NCAA re-formatted the hockey bracket to four regions of four teams remensicent of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.
The Michigan Wolverines have won nine national championships, five more than any other team in Division I college hockey.