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.
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.
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.