This from Gov. Dan Malloy:
“Governor Dannel P. Malloy today congratulated both the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Yale Bulldogs hockey teams on their respective Frozen Four victories last night and for advancing to what has become an all-Connecticut national championship game. Saturday night will mark the first time that two teams from the same state played each other in the NCAA hockey championship since 1978.
“Both the Bobcats and the Bulldogs pulled off impressive wins on the ice last night, once again focusing the eyes of college sports on Connecticut. There’s no doubt that these two teams have made Connecticut the center of the college hockey universe,” Governor Malloy said. “Each team’s players and Coaches Pecknold and Allain must be commended for their impressive victories this season, and I wish them the best in Saturday night’s championship game.
“The Bobcats and the Bulldogs hockey teams have created what is becoming a New Haven-area backyard rivalry the likes of which is becoming on par with the great battle of Sally’s versus Pepe’s. And seeing as it’s become tradition over the years for the governors of the two opposing states who make it to national championship games to make friendly wagers with each other, I’m going to have to make a unique arrangement in this circumstance. If Quinnipiac wins, I think I will treat myself to some pizza at Pepe’s, and if Yale wins, I’ll head on over to Sally’s – and if after regulation it’s tied, perhaps I’ll take myself to Modern.
“Either way, it’s a win for Connecticut. Congratulations to both teams!”