Blackhawks prospect Blake Hillman, Denver advance to NCAA championship game

Blackhawks prospect Blake Hillman, Denver advance to NCAA championship game

It's win or go home - a desperate team looking to advance to the national championship.

"Our youth showed again tonight", Jackson said. "Their defense was their puck possession, their puck management".

"He's done a good job with that team". Denver, meanwhile, destroyed Notre Dame, winning a 6-1 game that somehow wasn't even that close. Notre Dame won the face off from the start of the power play to set up that goal. Duluth edged Harvard 2-1 in the first semifinal, with Alex Iafallo scoring the victor with 26.6 seconds left in the game. The shot tally after the end of the first period finished 13-3. Sabres prospect Cal Petersen carries a.929 save percentage and goals-against average of 2.13 into the contest for the Fighting Irish against a Denver program that lost in the semifinals previous year to eventual national champion North Dakota. "Hopefully for trying to get back here next year, take that experience and take it to whatever opponent we have like they did to us". "We still think about it all the time", UD center Dylan Gambrell said. "I'm just amazed at the effort our team produced in a big-time game against a really, really good college hockey team".

With 14:49 left in the second period, dozens of T-shirts parachuted down from the rafters to fans below. Click on the video box above to hear comments from UMD's Brenden Kotyk, Dan Molenaar and Willie Raskob and Head Coach Scott Sandelin; as well as Denver's Evan Ritt, Emil Romig, Colin Staub and Head Coach Jim Montgomery.

"Yeah, I mean, anytime you can inject one of the most talented offensive players in college hockey into a lineup that the team hasn't seen, you can watch film on them", Montgomery explained. Aside from the Big Ten's six members, Notre Dame, Boston College, and Arizona State, college hockey isn't for the football and basketball blue bloods.

From the onset of the game, Notre Dame provided no real match for the Pioneers, as Denver controlled every aspect of the game. Denver grabbed control with three goals in the second period and then held off a push by Duluth in the final minutes.

Of Petersen, Jackson said, "He's our leader back there".

So we ended up with the matchup most people foresaw the last time these two clubs played.

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The floodgates opened against ND goalie Cal Petersen, the Mike Richter Award finalist along with Jaillet and three others.

Tops in the nation in scoring, Harvard grabbed a 1-0 lead at 15:00 in the first period.

Shots on goal: DU 42, ND 17. Getting here is great.

"I thought we were flat", Peters said, "and stayed flat".

"Sometimes you've got to respect those guys a little bit, because if you're too aggressive, they can make you look really stupid".

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But, the Pioneers didn't have star forward Henrik Borgstrom, who was training with Team Finland for the World Junior Championships at the time. We were basically a.500 team in the first half. And all you're asking your players to do is go out there and play their best game. "We graduate two seniors off this's a young group, and yet they grew a lot over the season".

Petersen paid a final compliment to the Pioneers: "A lot of credit goes to them".