RIT is Cinderella of the Frozen Four

RIT is Cinderella of the Frozen Four

As if one monumental upset wasn't enough, the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers provided an encore in even more stunning fashion.

And if everyone in the NCAA hockey world didn't know RIT before Saturday night, they will now.

RIT used an avalanche of late second-period goals to vault ahead 4-1, and then the Tigers systematically suffocated the University of New Hampshire in the third period to win 6-2 in the East Regional championship game.

The victory gave unheralded and overlooked RIT a berth in the Frozen Four, the Division I hockey championship tournament set for April 8 and 10 at Detroit's Ford Field. RIT will take on Wisconsin, and the other two teams will be decided today.

Never in the history of Rochester area collegiate sports has there been a bigger victory.

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