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Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NCAA Hockey Capsules

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Justin Kloos scored twice and Adam Wilcox made 24 saves shots top help top-seeded Minnesota beat St. Cloud State 4-0 on Sunday in the NCAA West Regional final.

Minnesota (27-6-6) will face North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinals in Philadelphia on April 10. Boston College will play Union in the other semifinal.

The Gophers are making their third trip to the Frozen Four since winning national titles in 2002 and 2003.

Kloos opened the scoring on a wraparound with 8:51 to go in the first period. Seth Ambroz and Kloos scored in the second period, and Kyle Rau capped the scoring with a power-play goal in the third.

Wilcox, the Big Ten player of the year, had his fourth shutout of the season.

St. Cloud State finished the season 22-11-5.

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BOSTON COLLEGE 4, UMASS-LOWELL 3

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Ian McCoshen scored with 8:44 left and top-seeded Boston College beat UMass-Lowell to reach the Frozen Four for the 11th time in 17 years.

Boston College (28-7-4) is seeking its fourth NCAA championship in seven seasons.

Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, the nation's leading scorer, set up goals by Bill Arnold and Kevin Hayes. Ryan Fitzgerald also scored for the Eagles, and Thatcher Demko made 29 saves.

Evan Campbell, Michael Kapla and John Holmstrom scored for UMass-Lowell (26-11-4).

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