Thatcher Demko is a goaltender playing his freshman season with Boston College. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder played his minor hockey in southern California before joining the United States National Team Development Program last season. Demko has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com that will chronicle his season leading up to the 2014 NHL Draft.
It's been a crazy couple of months. We finished first in Hockey East, but got eliminated from the league playoffs in the quarterfinals by Notre Dame. It was considered an upset, but our team used it as a wake-up call.
This past weekend we played in Worcester, Mass., for the Northeast Regional as part of the NCAA Tournament. We beat Denver 6-2 the first night and then came back and beat UMass-Lowell to advance to the Frozen Four.
Everyone is pretty excited to get to Philadelphia. It's going to be an awesome time.
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