A CAREER NIGHT: U18 forward James Hagens (Hauppauge, N.Y.), who has already had one of the most prolific careers in the history of the program, etched another mark last weekend as he put up a career-high four goals and six points in Saturday night's game against Dubuque.

The future Boston College Eagle had a hand in all six goals for the U18s. He had a beautiful set-up on the team's opening goal that led to a Teddy Stiga (Sudbury, Mass.) tap-in on an open net. Hagens proceeded to net the next four U18 goals in the next 12:47 of game time and then added his career-best sixth point of the evening as he helped set up Will Skahan's (Woodbury, Minn.) go-ahead goal late in the second period.

Hagens' eight-point weekend over the two games brings him to 75 points on the season, and 1.56 points-per-game, which both lead the U18 squad.

The Long Island native is creeping up the all-time NTDP record books, with up to 10 games remaining on the schedule. Hagens' 160 career points currently ranks 11th all-time, and if he were to continue his yearly pace, would finish 8th in NTDP history. his 100 career assists is even more impressive, currently tied with Trevor Zegras for 6th all-time in program history. His assist-per-game rate this year would vault him into the top-5 leading assist getters in program history.

BACK 2 BACK: U18 defenseman Will Skahan (Woodbury, Minn.), mostly noted for his physcial and defensive-minded play on the ice, lit the lamp in both games this weekend to record goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his NTDP career.

Skahan, up to 12 points (4g-8a) on the season, has recorded three of them over the team's past six games, more than doubling his season-long 0.24 points-per-game total over the quick span.

The BC commit has also procured a +28 rating which leads the team's defensemen, and is second overall on the U18s.

FROZEN FOUR: As the 2023-24 NCAA hockey season winds down, a tremendous 30 NTDP alumni still remain in the Frozen Four.

A team-high 11 NTDP products are rostered on the Boston College Eagles, led by captain Eamon Powell, star forward Cutter Gauthier and a trio of freshmen in Will Smith, Gabe Perreault, and Ryan Leonard.

Boston University is home to eight alums, including captain Case McCarthy, reigning Defender of the Year Lane Hutson and seniors Dylan Peterson and Luke Tuch.

The University of Michigan recruited seven NTDP players in their back yard to suit up for the Wolverines including team captain Jacob Truscott and prominent forwards Rutger McGroarty and Frank Nazar III.

Denver has four NTDPers on the squad with NCHC defensive defenseman of the year Sean Behrens, conference offensive defenseman of the year Zeev Buium, 50+ point getter Jack Devine and last year's U18 world champion Alex Weiermair.

The two semifinals are set for Thursday, April 11 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Boston University will take on the University of Denver (5:00 p.m. ET) in the opening semifinal while Boston College and the University of Michigan (8:30 p.m. ET) square off in the second game. All three Frozen Four games will air live on ESPN2.

The winners will compete for the 2024 national championship the following Saturday at 6:00 p.m.