2014 Frozen Four Preview: Boston College, Union line combinations

Boston College junior and Hobey Baker Award favorite Johnny Gaudreau - Matt Dewkett

Union and Boston College will skate the same 21 guys from their regional final victories.

PHILADELPHIA -- Welcome inside the Wells Fargo Center for the first of tonight's NCAA Hockey semifinals between Boston College and Union College. The winner advances to Saturday's Frozen Four National Championship game.

The Dutchmen knocked the Eagles out of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the East Regional semifinals by a score of 5-1. Boston College has won the last three NCAA Championships decided in even years.

Union is searching for its first national championship in the school's second appearance in the Frozen Four. Rick Bennett led the Dutchmen to the first Frozen Four in school history during his first season in 2012.

No. 1 Boston College

Johnny Gaudreau (13) - Bill Arnold (24) - Kevin Hayes (12)

Ryan Fitzgerald (19) - Patrick Brown (23) - Austin Cangelosi (26)

Quinn Smith (27) - Michael Sit (18) - Brendan Silk (9)

Matthew Gaudreau (21) - Adam Gilmour (14) - Chris Calnan (11)

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Isaac MacLeod (7) - Steve Santini (6)

Scott Savage (28) - Michael Matheson (5)

Ian McCoshen (3) - Teddy Doherty (4)

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Thatcher Demko (30) - Brian Billett (1) - Brad Barone (29)

No. 1 Union

Daniel Carr (9) - Mike Vecchione (21) - Daniel Ciampini (17)

Matt Wilkins (19) - Eli Lichtenwald (12) - Michael Pontarelli (7)

Matt Hatch (15) - Max Novak (18) - Kevin Sullivan (16)

Cole Ikkala (23) - Sam Coatta (11) - Nick Cruice (8)

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Mat Bodie (22) - Sebastian Gringas (24)

Shayne Gostisbehere (14) - Jeff Taylor (2)

Charlie Vasturo (6) - Noah Henry (28)

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Colin Stevens (30) - Alex Sakellaropolous (1) - Dillon Pieri (31)

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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