GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Jesse Root scored 9 seconds into overtime to give fourth-seeded Yale a 3-2 victory over top-seeded Minnesota in the NCAA West Regional semifinals Friday.
Kenny Agostino intercepted Minnesota defenceman Ben Marshall's pass behind the net and feed Root for his 10th goal of the season. Yale (19-12-3) will play North Dakota or Niagara in the regional final Saturday for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.
Minnesota, the No. 2 overall seed in the 16-team tournament, finished the season 26-9-5.
Minnesota overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third period, cutting it to one on Nate Schmidt's power-play goal and tying it on Zach Budish's goal with 6:20 left.
Agostino opened the scoring in the second period with his 16th goal of the season, and defenceman Gus Young made it 2-0 with a power-play goal in the period.
Jeff Malcolm made 27 saves for Yale, and Adam Wilcox stopped 23 shots for Minnesota.
UMASS-LOWELL 6, WISCONSIN 1
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck stopped a first-period penalty shot and finished with 31 saves to help UMass-Lowell rout Wisconsin.
Joseph Pendaza, Christian Folin, Shayne Thompson, Derek Arnold, Adam Chapie and Ryan McGrath scored for the top-seeded River Hawks (27-10-2). They will play Denver or New Hampshire on Saturday in the regional final.
Nic Kerdiles scored for fourth-seeded Wisconsin (22-13-7) in the third period, ending Hellebuyck's shutout streak at 165 minutes, 20 seconds.
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