UMD Hockey To Play In Championship Game Saturday Night

Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 11:48 am

J.T. Brown had a goal and an assist and Minnesota Duluth hung on through a tense third period to beat Notre Dame 4-3 on Thursday and advance to its second national title game in school history.

“Sometimes they’re better when their backs are against the wall,” coach Scott Sandelin told the Associated Press. “They’ve been that way all year long.”

Mike Connolly, Jack Connolly and Kyle Schmidt also scored and the Bulldogs (25-10-6) survived being outshot 15-2 in the third period to get past Notre Dame (25-14-5). Ken Reiter overcame a shaky start to make 31 saves.

UMD will Michigan in the championship game Saturday night, the Woverines advanced past North Dakota 2-0 last night as well.

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