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NCAA Hockey Capsules

Saturday, 03.29.2014 / 7:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NCAA Hockey Capsules

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Max Novak had a goal and an assist and top-seeded Union beat Providence 3-1 on Saturday to win the NCAA East Regional and advance to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.

Mat Bodie and Matt Hatch also scored for Union (30-6-4). The Dutchmen, who lost in the 2012 national semifinals to Ferris State, are ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in program history.

Nick Saracino scored with a little more than 5 minutes left in the third-period for Providence (22-11-6).

NORTHEAST REGIONAL

BOSTON COLLEGE 6, DENVER 2

WORCESTER, Ma. (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau had his first hat trick for Boston College and added three assists, leading the top-seeded Eagles to past Denver.

Boston College (27-7-4) will face the winner of the second semifinal between UMass-Lowell and Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four.

Kevin Hayes had two goals and two assists, and Bill Arnold added a goal and two assists.

Denver finished 20-16-6.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4