FROZEN FOUR: UND in recent Frozen Fours
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was part of the Herald newspaper's Thursday preview of the Frozen Four, "The final mission." Denver 2008 Boston College 6, UND 1 A strong opening few minutes turned into complete disaster when Boston College scored thr...
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was part of the Herald newspaper's Thursday preview of the Frozen Four, "The final mission."
Boston College 6, UND 1
A strong opening few minutes turned into complete disaster when Boston College scored three goals in the last seven minutes of the opening frame to grab a 4-0 lead. Nathan Gerbe had a hat trick before the midway part of the game and goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux, a Hobey Baker Award finalist and the MVP of the regional, allowed six goals on 27 shots.
St. Louis 2007
Boston College 6, UND 4
The Eagles broke a 2-2 tie with seven minutes to go on a goal by Ben Smith, but T.J. Oshie forced a turnover behind the Boston College net and scored a shorthanded goal to tie it 3-3 at 15:22 of the third. The Eagles took advantage of a blown elbowing call on Joe Finley when Gerbe scored a power-play goal at 15:54. The teams traded empty-net and an extra-attacker goal.
Boston College 6, UND 5
Hobey Baker Award finalist Chris Collins scored two goals in the first as the Eagles jumped to a 3-0 lead. UND came close, but never caught up. Goals by Rastislav Spirko and Rylan Kaip made it 3-2, but Boston College responded with two more goals. Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac and Brian Lee later chipped in goals, but it wasn't enough as the Eagles scored six times on 31 shots.
UND 4, Minnesota 2
Erik Fabian, who entered the Frozen Four with three goals on the season, picked the pocket of Gopher defenseman Judd Stevens to start the scoring in the first, then scored on a wraparound in the second for a 2-0 lead. Zajac scored back-to-back goals to start the third -- one on a power play, the other shorthanded -- to put the icing on the rivalry-game victory.
Denver 4, UND 1
Despite outshooting Denver 45-24, the Sioux came up short in their bid for an eighth national championship. Pioneer freshman goalie Peter Mannino earned MVP honors by stopping 44 of 45 shots. The Pioneers scored one goal off of a skate and one goal off of Matt Smaby's back side during an evening where the good fortunate was not with the Sioux. Gabe Gauthier ended UND's hopes with an empty-netter.
UND 2, Michigan State 0
Kevin Spiewak scored a goal on Hobey Baker Award winner Ryan Miller on the first shot of the game and that's all UND needed to earn the victory. Karl Goehring earned the shutout by stopping all 30 Spartan shots and Ryan Bayda added a power-play tally in the first period for the final margin.
Boston College 3, UND 2
Trailing 2-0 late in the game and on the power play, coach Dean Blais pulled Goehring for an extra attacker. Tim Skarperud scored a six-on-four goal with 3:42 left, then Wes Dorey tipped an Aaron Schneekloth shot with 36 seconds remaining to tie it. But in overtime, Krys Kolanos sped up the left wing and scored the game-winning goal to give the Eagles the national championship.
UND 2, Maine 0
Bryan Lundbohm scored a power-play goal in the second period and Spiewak scored a shorthander soon after to stake UND to a 2-0 lead. That's all the Sioux needed as Goehring stopped all 30 Black Bear shots for the shutout. The Sioux held the Black Bears scoreless on seven power-play attempts in the game.
UND 4, Boston College 2
Trailing 2-1 going into the third period, Lee Goren scored twice, including the empty-net goal to seal UND's seventh national championship. The game-winning goal was scored by Jason Ulmer on a rebound of a shot by Goren, the tournament's MVP. Mike Commodore also scored for the Sioux, who got 21 saves from Goehring.