Kevin Miller scored twice as Ohio State beat defending NCAA champion Denver 5-1 Sunday in the championship game of the Midwest Regional in Allentown, Pa.

Miller’s first goal, in the 16th minute of the first period, gave the Buckeyes (26-9) a 2-0 lead and proved to be the winner.

But his second goal, at 11:51 of the third, was just as big. It came 30 seconds after Tyson McLellan had scored for the Pioneers (23-10) and restored Ohio State’s three-goal lead at 4-1.

The Buckeyes’ only other Frozen Four was in 1998.

Northeast

Michigan 6, Boston University 3: Jake Slaker’s unassisted goal at 6 minutes, 27 seconds of the third period was the winner in the Wolverines’ victory over the Terriers in Worcester, Mass.

Michigan (22-14-3) took a 3-1 lead on goals by Quinn Hughes and Tony Calderone in the first and Brendan Warren in the second. BU (22-14-4) tied it when Patrick Curry scored midway through the second period and Drew Melanson made it 3-3 early in the third.

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