Cam York and Michigan earn at-large bid to NCAA Tournament
Cam York won’t be joining the Philadelphia Flyers. Well, not yet at least.
The sophomore defenseman at the University of Michigan will be playing with the Wolverines in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan lost in the Big Ten Conference Tournament, but they were awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan earned the No. 2 seed in the Fargo Regional.
Michigan is a No. 2️⃣ seed in the @NCAAIceHockey Tournament!#GoBlue〽️ pic.twitter.com/AHNIrRgdk2
— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) March 21, 2021
Michigan will face off against the No. 3 seed Minnesota Duluth. It’s going to be a tough game against Minnesota Duluth, who are the reigning NCAA Champions. The game is set for Friday, March 26th at 4 p.m. EST.
If Michigan wins their opening game, they will face the winner of No. 1-seed North Dakota vs. No. 4-seed American International in the Fargo Regional Championship. That game will take place on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. EST. Both games will be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN.
It’s not going to be an easy road, but if Michigan can win both of their games, they’ll advance to the Frozen Four. The Frozen Four is slated for April 8-10 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Cam York coming to the Flyers?
Once Michigan’s season officially comes to an end, the Flyers have a decision to make with Cam York. They could sign him to his entry-level contract to provide a spark on the blue line. However, that would burn a year off of York’s contract for less than two months of a shortened season.
York might be able to help the Flyers push towards the playoffs this year. If not, it could still be worth getting York some pro experience this season.
If he does join the Flyers this season, York could make a similar impact to Shayne Gostisbehere in his rookie season. The two have eerily similar sizes with both standing at 5’11” and around 180 lbs. York, however, has a higher ceiling as a first-round talent. He has a better hockey sene and all-around game.
The Flyers are high on York and it wouldn’t be surprising if they brought him into the fold. They do have a contract slot open and York could fill that void.
York was named the Big Ten Defenseman of the Year last week. He had 16 points (3 goals, 13 assists) and was a +13 in 20 games for Michigan this season.