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).
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.
Denver finished 20-16-6.