The Yale Bulldogs upset the nation's top-ranked team to capture the 2013 NCAA Division I National Championship on Saturday with four CJHL alumni contributing to the success. CJHL alumnus and Senior goaltender, Jeff Malcolm, stopped all 36 Quinnipiac shots as the Yale Bulldogs won their first NCAA championship with a 4-0 shutout. Alumnus Charles Orzetti also recorded a goal for the Bulldogs in the final victory.
Before a crowd of 18,184, the Bulldogs executed an improbable Frozen Four victory. The Quinnipiac Bobcats were ranked first in the nation, the Bulldogs came into the tournament seeded 15th out of 16 teams.
The Quinnipiac Bobcats and Yale Bulldogs combined for 19 CJHL Alumni in the 2013 NCAA Championship Game. In total, 32 alumni of the Canadian Junior Hockey League were on the rosters of the Frozen Four participants.
– Yale University Bulldogs – 4 alumni
– Quinnipiac University Bobcats – 15 alumni
– St. Cloud State University Huskies – 6 alumni
– University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks – 7 alumni
The Canadian Junior Hockey League would like to congratulate the four newest NCAA Champions and CJHL alumni on their success on the National stage:
– Colin Dueck – Alberta Junior Hockey League / British Columbia Hockey League
– Jeff Malcolm – British Columbia Hockey League
– Carson Cooper – Alberta Junior Hockey League
– Charles Orzetti – British Columbia Hockey League
During the 2012-2013 season, 578 CJHL alumni were on the rosters of NCAA Division I teams. Those 578 CJHL Alumni accounted for 37% of all Division I hockey players.