St. Cloud State won the Midwest Regional title Sunday afternoon and got a hero’s welcome home Sunday night at the St. Cloud Airport.
The Huskies (25-15-1) defeated Miami of Ohio 4-1 at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, to gain entry to its first Frozen Four entry, and will face Quinnipiac (29-7-5) in the semifinals April 11 in Pittsburgh. The St. Cloud Times has a story on the welcome home celebration here.
Quinnipiac eliminated Union College 5-1 in the East Regional in Providence, R.I.
In the other Frozen Four semifinal, Yale (20-12-3) plays Massachusetts-Lowell (28-10-2).
Cory Thorson and Joey Benik each had a pair of goals to lead St. Cloud State past second seed Miami before 2,460 fans in Toledo. Ryan Faragher had 19 saves for the win. St. Cloud State led 22-21 in shots. Game stories from the St. Cloud Times here and here and the Oxford (Ohio) Press here and here and the Toledo Blade here and here.
The Pittsburgh Tribune has capsules of the Frozen Four teams here.
SB Nation has some Frozen Four fun facts here.
A day after being eliminated in the Midwest Regional, Minnesota State-Mankato is looking to a bright future as noted in a Shane Frederick story in the Mankato Free Press here.
Regional Summaries Courtesy of College Hockey Stats.net