Puck drop: 8 p. Records: UMass , Minnesota Duluth Jacob Pritchard has 16 goals and 31 assists, and Mitchell Chafee has 18 goals and 24 assists.
Mackay, a right wing, has 15 goals and 16 assists, and Richards, a center, has 12 goals and 19 assists. Netminders: UMass: Filip Lindberg, , four shutouts,.
UMD: Hunter Shepard, , six shutouts,. Road to the final: UMass earned an at-large bid and the No. Marc Del Gaizo's goal with left in the first overtime gave the Minutemen a win against Denver on Thursday at KeyBank Center, and put the Minutemen into their first national championship game.
UMass led before the Pioneers tied the game with a pair of goals in a span of less than six minutes in the third period. Minnesota Duluth is the defending national champion and enters the title game on a seven-game winning streak.
UMD defeated Providence in a national semifinal Thursday. Justin Richards scored two goals for the Bulldogs, and Billy Exell scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period. UMass is second on the power play 40 for , Against Denver, the Minutemen killed off a pair of five-minute majors, and scored three power-play goals, including a pair of five-on-three goals in the first period.
Minnesota Duluth's defense, however, has been its hallmark. The Bulldogs are fourth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing an average of 1. UMD also has athleticism, size -- defensemen Samberg and Nick Wolff are each 6-foot-4 -- and a scoring touch, as Perunovich leads the Bulldogs defense with three goals and 26 assists, and Anderson has five goals and 20 assists.
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Trivigno has scored 13 goals and 15 assists in 39 games as a freshman. Faceoff: Faceoffs, literally, will be a key matchup between the Bulldogs and the Minutemen.
UMass, meanwhile, won its semifinal despite winning only 28 of its 66 faceoffs. From the point: UMass continues a historic run for its program, especially considering the Minutemen won only five games two seasons ago.
UMass won its first Hockey East regular-season championship and was ranked No. Denver defeated the Bulldogs in the national championship game, and the Bulldogs defeated Notre Dame for the national title.
The Bulldogs also won the national championship, and aim to become the first program to win consecutive titles since Denver in and She has worked newspapers in Texas, Colorado, Maine and Ohio, and in digital in Michigan, covering high school, college and professional sports.
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