Friday's NCAA Hockey Capsules
Games played March 28, 2014
Originally published March 28, 2014 at 8:49 p.m., updated March 28, 2014 at 10:48 p.m.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Max Novak and Matt Hatch each scored two goals to lead top-seeded Union over Vermont 5-2 on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA East Regional.
Mat Bodie also scored, Kevin Sullivan added three assists and Daniel Carr had two for the Dutchman (29-6-4). Union came into the tournament as the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in program history after winning the ECAC tournament for the third straight season.
Chris McCarthy had two goals for Vermont (20-15-3), which was making its first NCAA appearance since 2010.
Union is 13-0-1 in its last 14 games. The Dutchmen, who lost to Quinnipiac in last year's regional championship game in Providence, will face Providence on Saturday for a berth in the Frozen Four.
PROVIDENCE 4 QUINNIPIAC 0
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jon Gillies made 37 saves to help Providence beat Quinnipiac.
Mark Jankowski, Anthony Florentino, Shane Luke, and Trevor Mingoia scored for Providence (22-10-6). The Friars led 1-0 after the first, and scored three second-period goals.
Quinnipiac finished the season 24-10-6.
NORTH DAKOTA 5, WISCONSIN 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mark MacMillan deflected a shot into the goal with 1:44 to go, rallying North Dakota past top-seeded Wisconsin.
No. 3 North Dakota (24-13-3) will face second-seeded Ferris State in the regional final Saturday.
The seven-time national champions got an at-large berth when Wisconsin (24-11-2) beat Ohio State for the Big Ten title, eliminating the Buckeyes. North Dakota then knocked out its long-time rival.
MacMillan deflected Brendan O'Donnell shot from the right wing into the net — the goal was upheld on review — to break a 2-all tie. Rocco Grimaldi scored a pair of empty-net goals in the final minute.
FERRIS STATE 1, COLGATE 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Gerald Mayhew scored a power-play goal midway through the first period, and C.J. Motte made it stand up by turning away 35 shots in Ferris State's victory over Colgate.
The second-seeded Bulldogs improved to 29-10-3. Colgate finished the season 20-14-5.
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