Game Day: Minnesota Duluth vs. Boston College, 7 p.m. CDT, Northeast Regional final, ESPNU

Defending champion and No. 7-ranked Minnesota Duluth (25-9-6) takes a five-game NCAA winning streak into Sunday’s Northeast Regional final against No. 1 Boston College  (30-10-1), which has won 16 straight overall, at 7 p.m. CDT at DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. (94.1 FM and ESPNU).

The News Tribune will have a live blog here.

Sunday’s final matches the 2011 NCAA champion UMD against the 2010 NCAA champion Boston College. The Bulldogs advanced by defeating another Hockey East entrant, Maine, 5-2, while Boston College shut down the Air Force Academy 2-0

UMD-Maine game stories from the News Tribune here, Bangor (Maine) Daily News here and here , Portland (Maine) Sunday Telegram here, Worcester Telegram and Gazette  here and a photo gallery here, and  U.S. College Hockey Online here and College Hockey News here.

Radio voice Bruce Ciskie looks back at the UMD-Maine game here and here.

BC’s win over Air Force is recapped by the Colorado Springs Gazette here and Worcester Telegram and Gazette here.

Two teams advanced to the 2012 Frozen Four on Saturday: the Ferris State Bulldogs of the CCHA beating Cornell University 2-1 for the Midwest Regional title in Green Bay, Wis., and Union College of Schenectady, N.Y. and the ECAC defeating Massachusetts-Lowell 4-2 in the East Regional final in Bridgeport, Conn.

Union (26-7-7) and Ferris State (25-11-5) will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Frozen Four semifinals April 5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

In the West Regional at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota and North Dakota advanced, assuring the WCHA of a Frozen Four entrant on April 5 in Tampa, Fla. Minnesota and North Dakota are meeting just 8 days after North Dakota won the WCHA Final Five title 6-3 in the same building.

North Dakota beat Western Michigan 3-1. The Grand Forks Herald has a game story here.

Minnesota eliminated Boston University 7-3 with games stories from the Minneapolis Star Tribune here and St. Paul Pioneer Press here.

Union’s first trip to the Frozen Four is recapped by the Schenectady Daily Gazette here.

Ferris State’s first trip to the Frozen Four is recapped by the Green Bay Press Gazette here.

4 thoughts on “Game Day: Minnesota Duluth vs. Boston College, 7 p.m. CDT, Northeast Regional final, ESPNU

  1. How about those BULLDOGS!!! Again they are just like the U.S. Postal Service no rain, sleet, snow, lake effect stuff and above all poor officiating are going to stop these BULLDOGS!!!

    GO DOGS!!!

  2. As you can read from my comments over the course of time that I am a simple minded person. Okay, evidently the rule exists. However, until last night noone even our fine WCHA officials knew that this rule existed. Can anyone out there please enlighten me on the 6 -10 c rule to help me understand how in the world is there a scoring chance from 190′ from the opposition’s goal. So if one has the puck no matter where you are there is a scoring chance. Has anyone who plays, played and/or followed hockey ever seen a net get ejected off both moorings with the puck within 5′ of the ejected net and the on ice official did not blow the whistle? Please inform me of when and where you were when this obscure, never, ever applied rule (until last evening only after the whistle blew in the first period when the DOGS had the puck and a Maine player knocked the net off a single mooring) was applied. I suspect that in the nearly 1,000 incidents (playing and watching) of those reading this that the call was never made.

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