No. 1 Clarkson vs. No. 3 Colgate, 2 p.m. Sunday at Ridder Arena (BTN)
Two ECAC teams clash
Clarkson (35-4-1): The Golden Knights won NCAA championship games over Minnesota (2014) and Wisconsin (2017). They have three first-team All-America players this season — goaltender Shea Tiley (1.21 goals-against average), forward Loren Gabel (36 goals, 39 assists) and defenseman Savannah Harmon (eight goals, 26 assists). Forward Elizabeth Giguere is a second-team All-America selection. Her overtime winner beat Mercyhurst in the NCAA quarterfinals, and she assisted on Gabel’s overtime winner against Wisconsin in the semifinals. The Golden Knights have two Minnesota natives — defenseman Taylor Turnquist of Spring Lake Park High School and goaltender Jenna Brenneman of Breck.
Colgate (34-5-1): The Raiders, in their first trip to the NCAA tournament, beat Northeastern 3-1 in the NCAA quarterfinals, and defeated No. 2 Wisconsin 4-3 in double overtime in Friday’s semifinals. Colgate had no All-America selections but is the only team in the country with seven players who have at least 30 points. Breanne Wilson-Bennett (19 goals, 21 assists) had a hat trick in the Wisconsin win, including a goal in overtime. Jessie Eldridge (22 goals, 23 assists) scored the late third-period goal that gave Colgate a 3-2 lead before Wisconsin tied it to force overtime. Junior goalie Julia Vandyk has a 1.77 goals-against average.