Here's a bunch of links to get you in the NCAA playoff spirit:
New Hampshire goaltender Kevin Regan, a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial award, received the Walter Brown Award, given to the best player in New England, continuing to bolster the collective credentials of the four goaltenders in the NCAA West Regional at World Arena. Michigan State's Jeff Lerg is also a Hobey finalist and, as most reading this blog know, Colorado College's Richard Bachman was WCHA player and rookie of the year.
Here's a West Regional preview.
ESPN.com's general thoughts on the NCAA Tournament, with the assertion that, indeed, the West Regional is the toughest draw.
Even though all of the teams at the West Regional expressed excitement about playing in Colorado and at CC's home arena, this one blogger isn't too happy about Michigan State's placement there.
This blog highlights Air Force, which will play in the NCAA Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass., starting Saturday against Miami (Ohio). The biggest news is that Eric Ehn will play.
USCHO.com's Dave Starman looks at breakout freshmen in this column. Of course, Bachman is featured prominently.