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Union Hockey Team Disdains Underdog Tag Even With Financial Gap

Union College hockey coach Rick Bennett said he doesn’t think the third smallest school in college hockey’s top division is an underdog as it enters its second Frozen Four in the past three years.

So when choosing a movie to show on Union’s four-hour bus ride to today’s national semifinals, Bennett skipped the longshot narrative offered by “Rocky,” in which an unknown boxer goes toe-to-toe with the champion, content to have avoided a knockout. Instead Bennett screened “Rocky II,” where the boxer meets the same opponent on more equal footing. And wins.