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NCAA Frozen Four Practice and Banquet

March 15, 2012

Duluth, Minn. – A day prior to its national semifinal matchup with top-ranked Wisconsin, the fourth-ranked Boston College Eagles took practice at AMSOIL Arena, participated in the NCAA press conference and attended the annual Frozen Four Banquet. Photos

The Eagles took the ice for about an hour, participating in several drills as they prepare for their showdown with the Badgers on Friday, March 16 at 6/5 p.m. (ET/CT). BC’s beloved soccer ball was nearly lost when it sailed into the rafters before practice, but the staff at the DECC was able to recover the prized warm-up toy.

After posing for a few shots, Head Coach Katie King Crowley, senior captain Mary Restuccia, junior defenseman Blake Bolden and freshman center Alex Carpenter fielded questions from the media before heading back to the hotel for lunch. Frozen Four Press Conference Get Acrobat Reader

The team then had the afternoon off to recover from the mashed potatoes that were extremely popular at lunch, do homework and prepare for the banquet.

After the break, senior captains Andrea Green and Danielle Welch departed the hotel a bit ahead of their teammates to step in front of the green screen. In just a few takes, the Minnesotans recorded the Boston College introduction for the tournament and proceded to wait on the arrival of their team.

The crowd on hand dined and listened to key note speaker Caroline Ouellette, a highly-decorated alum of the host Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Ouellette kept the attendees smiling with humorous one-liners and provided inspiration by focusing on topics ranging from playing with passion to serving as a role model to future generations.

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