TOLEDO, Ohio - Ryan McKay made 21 saves for his shutout of the season and Miami (Ohio) beat Minnesota State 4-0 on Saturday in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals Saturday.
The second-seeded RedHawks (25-11-5) will play St. Cloud State on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. Fourth-seeded St. Cloud State beat top-seeded Notre Dame 5-1 in the first semifinal.
Curtis McKenzie scored midway through the second period and Marc Hagel, Cody Murphy and Max Cook added goals in the third. Miami made it past the first round of the tournament for the first time since 2010, its last trip to the Frozen Four.
Stephon Williams made 21 saves for the Mustangs (24-14-3). They were making their second NCAA tournament appearance.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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