Frozen Four’s Finest — Round 1:1970 Cornell vs. 1994 Lake Superior St.

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So which team is the greatest in the history of the Frozen Four? We’re giving you a chance to help decide.

We’ve started with 16 teams. Each weekday through Oct. 3, we’ll present a matchup from the bracket. You decide which team moves on to the next round. After the final matchup, we’ll have your choice for the greatest team in the history of the Frozen Four.



Round 1: 1970 Cornell vs. 1994 Lake Superior State

Coached by the legendary Ned Harkness, the 1970 Big Red squad is still the only team to win an NCAA title unbeaten and untied.

Cornell finished 29-0, topped off by a 6-4 win against Clarkson at the NCAA final in Lake Placid, New York. The Big Red narrowly held off Wisconsin 2-1 in the national semifinals.

Cornell was led by defenseman Dan Lodboa, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, and Brian McCutcheon, who led the team with 26 goals during the season.

Defenseman Steve Giuliani and forward John Hughes joined Lodboa on the NCAA all-tournament team.

The ECAC champions were dominant throughout the entire year; Big Red needed overtime only once and won by more than one goal 23 times.

The 1993-94 Lakers defeated Boston U. 9-1 in the championship game, but winning the title was anything but easy.

In each of the first three rounds, Lake Superior State needed overtime to advance, still the only team in NCAA history to win three OT games in the same tournament.

Head coach Jeff Jackson’s squad finished 31-10-4 in the CCHA, and the Lakers finished 14-1-2 in its last 17 games.

Sean Tallaire led the squad in scoring with 55 points on 23 goals and 32 assists. He also was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, scoring two goals and an assist in the championship game.

He was joined on the all-tournament team by goalie Blaine Lacher, defensemen Keith Aldridge and Steven Barnes and forward Clayton Beddoes.

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