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The teams for the Frozen Four in Tampa

Boston College Eagles

Record: 31-10-1

Coach: Jerry York, 18th season

Location: Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Enrollment: 9,099

Frozen Four history: This is the 23rd appearance for BC, the No. 1 overall seed of the tournament. It has won four championships, the most recent in 2010. This is the 10th Frozen Four for York. He graduated from Boston College High School before going to Boston College, where he was a member of the 1965 NCAA runner­up squad.

Ferris State Bulldogs

Record: 25-11-5

Coach: Bob Daniels, 20th season

Location: Big Rapids, Mich.

Enrollment: 13,543

Frozen Four history: This is the first appearance for the Bulldogs, who began Division I play in 1979-80. They have one other tournament appearance. In 2002-03, they won one game. So in a two-day span, they tripled their total.

Minnesota Gophers

Record: 28-13-1

Coach: Don Lucia, 12th season

Location: Minneapolis

Enrollment: 52,557

Frozen Four history: This is the Gophers' 20th appearance and fourth under Lucia. Their most recent came in 2004-05. Prior to that, Minnesota won national championships in 2001-02 and 2002-03. Overall, Minnesota has won five national titles.

Union Dutchmen

Record: 26-7-7

Coach: Rick Bennett, first season

Location: Schenectady, N.Y.

Enrollment: 2,133

Frozen Four history: This is the Dutchmen's first appearance. In fact, before last season, Union, which moved up from Division III in 1991-92, had never been in the Division I tournament. In 2010-11, it lost in the first round to Minnesota-Duluth, the eventual national champ. Union was the Division III runnerup in 1983-84 and lost in the national semifinals before winning the third-place game in 1984-85.

Laura Keeley, Times staff writer

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