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Defending hockey champ Providence falls in region semifinal

WORCESTER, Mass. — College hockey's defending champion won't be playing in the Frozen Four in Tampa.

Karson Kuhlman scored at 57 seconds of the second overtime to give Minnesota-Duluth a 2-1 victory over defending champ Providence on Friday night in the Northeast Region semifinals.

Kuhlman controlled Willie Raskob's shot in the slot and beat goalie Nick Ellis.

Tony Cameranesi opened the scoring for the Bulldogs (19-16-5) at 3:18 of the third, and Steven McParland tied it for the Friars (27-7-4) at 7:22. Cameranesi also assisted on the winning goal.

The Frozen Four is April 7 (semifinals) and April 9 (championship) at Amalie Arena.

N. DAKOTA 6, N'EASTERN 2: Johnny Simonson's deflection for his first goal since October started an early barrage, and the Fighting Hawks (31-6-4) took down the nation's hottest team in a Midwest Region semifinal in Cincinnati. The Huskies (22-14-5) had gone 20-1-2 since the end of December. North Dakota had the most goals against Northeastern all season, each by a different player.

Michigan 3, Notre Dame 2, OT: Tyler Motte got a no-look pass in front of the goal from J.T. Compher and scored 8:19 into overtime, giving the Wolverines (25-7-5) a victory over the Irish (19-11-7) in the Midwest Region.

BULLS LOSE CATCHER: USF catcher Levi Borders, a unanimous first-team All-AAC pick a year ago, will miss the rest of his senior season with a bacterial infection, the school confirmed. Borders has played in only 16 games this season, so he's eligible for an NCAA hardship waiver because he will not have played in more than 30 percent of the Bulls' games. Borders, son of former big-league catcher Pat Borders, was hitting .241 with three home runs and 10 RBIs before being shelved.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.

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