Minnesota-Duluth downs top-seeded Yale, earns trip to Frozen Four

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Mike Connolly scored a short-handed goal and had three assists as Minnesota-Duluth beat top-seeded Yale 5-3 to win the East Regional and earn a trip to the Frozen Four.

Kenny Reiter made 30 saves for UMD (24-10-6), which used four second-period goals, three on the power play, to take a four-goal lead into the third.

Michigan 2, Colorado College 1

At St. Louis, Scooter Vaughan's end-to-end rush gave Michigan the lead on the game's first shot and the Wolverines bottled up Colorado College to win the West Regional and a spot in the Frozen Four.

Notre Dame 4, Merrimack 3

At Manchester, N.H., Anders Lee scored his second goal of the game 5:18 into overtime and Notre Dame rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits to beat Merrimack in the Northeast Regional.

New Hampshire 3, Miami, Ohio 1

At Manchester, N.H., Kevin Goumas scored twice and New Hampshire goalie Matt Di Girolamo stopped seven shots in the third period as the Wildcats upset top-seeded Miami of Ohio.

Denver 3, Western Michigan 2, 2OT

At Green Bay, Wis., Jason Zucker scored off a rebound of his own shot 11:14 into the second overtime to lift Denver past Western Michigan in the Midwest Regional semifinals.

North Dakota 6, Rensselaer 0

At Green Bay, Wis., Brad Malone scored a pair of goals and top-seeded North Dakota moved within one win of the Frozen Four.

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