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Puck University podcast| Crowning champions and a boycott

Big weekend in the college hockey world as the six conferences get set to crown a champion. I review Thursday night's action in the Big Ten, preview the conference semifinals and finals for all the conferences, talk about the 10 Hobey Baker finalists and give you who I think will be the field come the NCAA Tournament selection.

Our guest this week is USCHO's Candace Horgan, editor and women's hockey expert. She comes on to preview a familiar Women's Frozen Four, with the same four teams as last year. Despite that, we talk about how the women's field is starting to grow. Horgan also gives us some insight into the breaking story between the United States Women's National Team and USA Hockey. The boycott announced on Wednesday isn't sudden and it isn't just about money, though the money is an issue as well. Would you be part of a four-year commitment for only six months of pay? Back on happier topics, we also discuss the Patty Kazmaier Award and how Ann-Renee Desbiens has been the rare goalie that could take a major honor away from the skaters. On that note, what are the odds Wisconsin doesn't go home with the hardware?

Horgan's latest article, also featuring USCHO writer Nicole Haase, can be found here.

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