NCAA Division I Tournament
Frozen Four teams in bold.
Held at Yost Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 22-23. Single elimination, two second round winners advance to Frozen Four.
(Byes: Minnesota and Denver)
Held at the Worcester (Mass.) Centrum, March 23-24. Single elimination, two second round winners advance to Frozen Four.
(Byes: New Hampshire and Boston University)
The Frozen Four
Held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn, April 4 and April 6. Single elimination; no consolation game.
Minnesota, 4-3 (OT)
1st Period: MIN—Keith Ballard 10 (Troy Riddle, Nick Angell), 7:18 (pp).
2nd Period: ME—Michael Schutte 12 (Peter Metcalf, Niko Dimitrakos), 4:47 (pp); MIN—John Pohl 27 (Nick Anthony, Angell), 5:38.
3rd Period: ME—Schutte 13 (Prestin Ryan, Todd Jackson), 1:17; ME—Robert Liscak 17 (Dimitrakos), 15:27; MIN—Matt Koalska 10 (Riddle, Pohl), 19:07.
Overtime: MIN—Grant Potulny 15 (Pohl, Jordan Leopold), 16:58 (pp).
Goalies: ME—Matt Yeats (35 shots, 31 saves); MIN—Adam Hauser (45 shots, 42 saves). Attendance: 19,324.
Most Outstanding Player: Grant Potulny, sophomore forward; 2 goals in semifinal game; game-winning goal in championship game.
All-Tournament Team: Potulny, forward John Pohl, and goalie Adam Hauser of Minnesota; forward Robert Liscak and defensemen Peter Metcalf and Michael Schutte of Maine.