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NCAA Tournament Hockey -- Days 1 & 2 (w/video)


DAY ONE

Notre Dame def. North Dakota, 2-1 (ot)

Matteo Costantini saw his freshman season end early in extra time in this Albany (N.Y.) Regional game. The Fighting Irish scored just 1:38 into overtime after having a goal waved off just as regulation time ended.

Costantini didn't register a point. The St. Catherines, Ontario native was minus-one in 5-on-5 play.

North Dakota saw its season end at 24-14-1.

Game Highlights --

DAY TWO

Western Michigan def. Northeastern, 2-1 (ot)

Devon Levi came up big again, but the Huskies offensive woes continued in this Worcester (Mass.) Regional contest. Levi stopped 34 shots, but sadly, not the last one.

Northeastern finished its fine season with a 25-13-1 record.

Game Highlights --

Michigan def. American International, 5-3

The Wolverines scored in bunches to put down the Yellow Jackets in this Allentown (PA) Regional game. Michigan took a quick 2-0 lead with first period goals just 49 seconds apart. The Wolverines only needed two minutes to triple a one goal advantage early in the second stanza.

Owen Power had a standout game. The sophomore had two assists, three shots on goal, and finished plus-one.

Erik Portillo stopped 29 shots in the Michigan net. The sophomore made 23 of those saves in the final two periods.

Michigan next -- Quinnipiac, Sunday, 6:30 p.m. (Allentown Regional Final)

Game Highlights --

Minnesota def. UMass-Amherst, 4-3 (ot)

The Golden Gophers dug out of a deep hole to snare this Worcester Regional contest in extra time. The defending national champion Minutemen led, 3-1, early in the second period.

Ryan Johnson scored Minnesota's first goal. The junior defenseman had one other shot on net, and finished minus-one.

Aaron Huglen switched from center to wing in this game, and didn't take a faceoff. He did notch an assist, and was even in 5-on-5 play.

Minnesota next -- Western Michigan, Sunday, 3 p.m. (Worcester Regional Final)

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