Monday, April 23, 2018
Colleges

Two to make Frozen Four debuts in Tampa

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Union College reached the Frozen Four for the first time, booking its ticket for next month at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, with a 4-2 win against Massachusetts-Lowell in the NCAA East Region final Saturday night.

Daniel Ciampini, Kyle Bodie, Jeremy Welsh and Josh Jooris scored for the Dutchmen (26-7-7), who were in their second appearance in the Division I Tournament.

Union, located in Schenectady, N.Y., faces Midwest Region champion Ferris State on April 5. Ferris State, out of Big Rapids, Mich., is also in the Frozen Four for the first time.

Troy Grosenick, a Hobey Baker Award finalist, made 19 saves for Union.

Doug Carr made 35 saves, and Matt Ferreira and Terrence Wallin scored for the River Hawks (24-13-1).

An ECAC team had not made the Frozen Four since Cornell lost in the semifinals in 2003. Lowell was also seeking its first Frozen Four berth.

Midwest Region

FERRIS STATE 2, CORNELL 1: No. 2 seed Ferris State clinched a spot in Tampa, scoring both of its goals in the third period in the final in Green Bay, Wis.

Ferris State (24-11-5) rode solid defense in just its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament, allowing only two goals in its two games in the region.

The Big Red (19-9-7) had a five-minute power play after a major penalty to Ferris' TJ Schlueter for checking from behind. But not only did the Bulldogs kill off the penalty, they scored 12 seconds after it expired.

Ferris State's Jordie Johnston took a pass from Andy Huff on a two-on-one breakaway and buried a shot over the right shoulder of goalie Andy Iles.

Cornell tied the score 1:32 into the third with a goal by Dustin Mowrey on a back-handed shot after he split two defenders.

Garrett Thompson poked in a loose puck just 11 seconds into the third period on the power play to give Ferris a 1-0 lead.

West Region

NORTH DAKOTA 3, W. MICH. 1: North Dakota had a familiar result even with a new look.

Michael Parks, Corban Knight and Brock Nelson scored in St. Paul, Minn., as UND reached today's final against Minnesota.

Aaron Dell made 25 saves for UND (26-12-3), which wore new jerseys for the first time with "North Dakota" spelled on the front because of an NCAA ban deeming the school's Fighting Sioux nickname to be "hostile and abusive."

The ban is in place for NCAA Tournament play, but it's an issue the school and some supporters are still trying to fight with a state law, which goes to a referendum vote in June.

"It hasn't been an issue for our hockey team," UND coach Dave Hakstol said. "You've got to remember, we've dealt with it over, really, over two seasons."

Kyle O'Kane scored his seventh goal of the season for Western Michigan (21-14-6).

MINNESOTA 7, BOSTON 3: Jake Hansen scored twice and Nate Schmidt had two assists, leading the Golden Gophers to their first NCAA win in five years.

Kent Patterson made 31 saves for the Gophers (27-13-1). Wade Megan, Ross Gaudet and Adam Clendenning scored for the Terriers (23-15-1).

Northeast Region

BOSTON COLL. 2, AIR FORCE 0: Chris Kreider had two goals and Parker Milner stopped 20 shots to lead top-ranked Boston College in Worcester, Mass.

The Eagles (30-10-1) won their 16th straight and have allowed two or fewer goals 15 times during its winning streak.

Jason Torf made 32 saves for the Falcons (21-11-7).

MINN.-DULUTH 5, MAINE 2: A crazy bounce helped keep the defending champion's season going. Jack Connolly, Caleb Herbert and Jake Hendrickson scored in the second as Minnesota-Duluth (25-9-6) rallied.

On the tying goal, Herbert fired a shot over the net. The puck hit off the back glass, caromed into the air and went into the net off goalie Dan Sullivan's left leg as he was getting into position in the crease.

The Black Bears (23-14-3) scored twice early in the second.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette contributed to this report.

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