Chicago Blackhawks' prospect Aidan Thompson set to play for the National Title

The Frozen Four featured three Blackhawks' prospects looking to win a national title. After Thursday's semifinal games, only one prospect remains in pursuit of that goal.
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The Chicago Blackhawks were well represented at the Frozen Four, as three prospects took the ice at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. with the hopes of getting a win and playing for a national championship on Saturday night.

With forwards Aidan Thompson of the Denver Pioneers and Ryan Greene of the Boston Terriers meeting in one of the semifinal contests on Thursday, we knew at least one Blackhawks prospect would achieve that goal following a win.

In a true nail-biter, a short-handed goal by Luke Tuch gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead in the first period. However, the Pioneers rallied to score two unanswered goals from Tristan Lemyre and Tristan Broz, as they took down the Terriers in overtime by a final of 2-1.

Greene had a mostly quiet night in the loss, where he was held without a point but went 6-for-13 on faceoffs and blocked one shot. The sophomore forward finished his season with 36 points on 12 goals and 24 assists in 40 games. He will now have to decide whether he wants to return to Boston for another year or begin his professional career with the Blackhawks organization.

Thompson did not have a point either and went 6-for-20 on faceoffs. He had a good opportunity to get on the board, until Mathieu Caron of Boston University made an excellent save to not allow Thompson to strike pay dirt.

Another Blackhawks prospect season ended in the Frozen Four.

On the other end of the bracket, Frank Nazar III and the Michigan Wolverines were met with a tall task, as they matched up against the top overall seed in the Boston College Eagles for the other semifinal game.

Despite the Eagles taking a 1-0 lead heading into the first break, Nazar had a pretty solid first period as he made a valiant effort to generate offense for the Wolverines. That one-goal deficit, however, wouldn't stick around much longer.

Less than a minute apart in the second period, the Eagles ballooned their lead to 3-0 on Will Smith's second goal of the game and a goal by Cutter Gauthier. Overcoming a three-goal deficit against a loaded team like Boston College seemed almost impossible for Michigan, and that proved to be true as Gabe Perreault added one more goal to help the Eagles advance with a 4-0 win.

Nazar ended his night by going 8-for-12 on faceoffs and added a block as well. His sophomore season has come to an end, where he finished with 41 points on 17 goals and 24 assists in 41 games. It was an impressive first full healthy season for Nazar, who managed to average a point per game.

Just like Greene, Nazar will now have to decide whether or not he wants to turn pro and sign with the Blackhawks. For Thompson and the Pioneers, they will face the Eagles on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT for the national title game on ESPN2.