Nate Leaman will take on his former employer in Union College for a chance to get to the Frozen Four in Philadelphia. Some would argue the team that has had all this success at Union is because Nate Leaman built this Union team but I’m sure you won’t hear that from him. He respects the current coach and program too much to think selfishly. But the reality is that most of the players are there because of Leaman and the commitment to the program and facility upgrades are because of Leaman. He has brought the same thing to Providence. PC was in their first NCAA Tournament since 2001 and hadn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 1991. The last time the hockey Friars made an appearance in the Frozen Four was 1985.
The bottom line is that Friartown is a great place to be these days. Lets hope Coach Leaman and the hockey Friars can keep the dream alive.
Be sure to tune in to the Friars battle against Union at 3pm on ESPN2.