Nic Dowd scored at 17:21 of the overtime session to secure a 4-3 win and place the Huskies in the championship game of the NCAA West Regional Tournament vs the University of Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN. The Huskies ppened the scoring in this game with a goal by Ryan Papa. A two-way pass from Johnny Brodzinski to Kalle Kossila found Papa in the right slot for an easy tap in and a 1-0 SCSU lead at 6:54 of period one. It was short-lived however as Notre Dame's Bryan Rust got the equalizer at 10:30 with his 17th goal of the season. The Huskies struck again very late in the period at 19:25.1 as Cory Thorson fed the puck from behind the net to Brooks Bertsch who one-timed a shot by Notre Dame's goaltender Summerhays. This was Bertsch's 3rd goal of the season. In the second period, Notre Dame evened up the score once again at 8:18 on a goal by Kevin Lind. But, again, a very late power play goal by Jonny Brodzinski at 19:35.5 provided another SCSU lead at 3-2. This was Brodzinski's 21st goal of the season and was assisted by Kalle Kossila and Ethan Prow. Notre Dame picked up the only goal at 9:35 of the third period as Thomas Dipauli beat Ryan Faragher to knot the game at 3-3. It was then in overtime when both Ryan Faragher and Nic Dowd came up with their heroics. First, it was Faragher who stopped Vince Hinostra on a breakaway at 10:06 of the overtime session. Then, Dowd picked up a nifty backhand pass from David Morley at the blueline and put a tipped wrist shot past Summerhays from the top of the left circle for the overtime win. The Huskies were badly outshot by the Irish 42-28 in the game but turned the tables in the overtime session with a 16-6 shot advantage. The Huskies were 1/5 on the power play and Notre Dame 0/1. Ryan Faragher stopped 39/42 shots on goal while Steven Summerhays turned away 24 of 28. Notre Dames's season ends with a record of 23-15-2 while SCSU moves on to the West Regional Championship game at 6:30 PM at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN.
The 2013-14 season ended for the Huskies as they were defeated by the University of Minnesota 4-0 in the championship game of the NCAA West Regional on Sunday, March 30 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN. The Gophers Justin Kloos scored twice and Adam Wilcox posted the shuout as the Huskies were prevented from reaching the Frozen Four for the second straight year. Kloos opened the scoring for the Gophers at 11:09 of the first period with his 14th goal of the season assisted by Nate Condon and Justin Holl. They extended their lead to 2-0 at 3:48 of period two on a rebound goal by Seth Ambroz assisted by Jake Parenteau and Travis Boyd. Six minutes later Kloos netted his second goal of the night and 15th of the season with assists from Taylor Cammarata and Nate Condon. Kyle Rau closed out the scoring for the Gophers at 8:16 of the third period with a power play goal - his 14th of the season assisted by Mike Reilly and Travis Boyd. Minnesota outshot SCSU 35-24 in the shutout for Adam Wilcox. Ryan Faragher, the starter was relieved after 34:40 in goal and he made 12 saves while allowing three goals. Charlie Lindgren stopped 19/20 in relief. The Gophers were 1/3 on the power play while SCSU was 0/0.