Dylan Malmquist, a junior forward from Edina, scored with 27 seconds left in the third period to give Notre Dame a 2-1 victory over Providence on Saturday in the Northeast Regional championship game in Bridgeport, Conn.
The Fighting Irish (27-9-2) won the Big Ten regular season and playoff titles, and their postseason will continue now in the Frozen Four on April 5 and 7 at the Xcel Energy Center.The Irish tied the score at 1-all on Andrew Oglevie’s power-play goal with 1:51 left in the second period. Cal Morris had 19 saves for Notre Dame, Hayden Hawkey stopped 23 shots for Providence.
Ohio State 4, Princeton 2: Mason Jobst and Kevin Miller scored goals 20 seconds apart in the opening period as the Buckeyes (25-9-5), the No. 4 overall seed, beat the Tigers in the Midwest Regional semifinals in Allentown, Pa. Tanner Laczynski made it 3-0 early in the third and that proved to be the winner when Princeton (19-13-4) scored twice in the final 26 seconds.
Denver 5, Penn State 1: Jarid Lukosevicius had two goals and Troy Terry had a goal and two assists to lead the Pioneers (23-9-8), the defending NCAA champions, over the Nittany Lions (18-15-5) in the other Midwest Regional semifinal. Denver outshot Penn State 42-27.
Boston University 3, Cornell 1: David Farrance’s goal in the fifth minute of the third period broke a 1-all tie and the Terriers (22-13-4) added an empy-netter with 17 second left to beat Cornell (25-7-2) in the Northeast Regional semifinals in Worchester, Mass. Jake Oettinger of Lakeville had 30 saves for Boston U. Matthew Galajda had 21 stops for Cornell, the No. 3 overall seed.
Michigan 3, Northeastern 2: Cooper Marody’s second goal of the game with 4:30 left broke a 2-all tie as the Wolverines (21-14-3) edged the Huskies (23-10-5) in the other Northeast Regional semifinal. He has 16 goals this season.