By Adam Shinder
Wisconsin-Stevens Point men's ice hockey coach Chris Brooks couldn't help but smile.
The Pointers' 3-1 Division III championship game loss to St. Norbert stung, of course, but it wasn't taking away from his perspective on his team's journey to get UW-Stevens Point back to its first national title game since 1998 and within striking distance of its first championship since 1993.
A bad bounce here, a ringing crossbar there, or else things could've been very different. But, Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Brooks wasn't going to be bitter.