PITTSBURGH -- Yale University has produced five U.S. Presidents, 19 Supreme Court justices ... and now an NCAA hockey champion.
Jeff Malcolm made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season, Clinton Bourbonais and Andrew Miller each had a goal and an assist and Yale won its first national championship by beating local rival Quinnipiac 4-0 on Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.
"I came back to prove that you could go to the best university in the world and compete in hockey at the highest level," said Bulldogs coach Keith Allain, a former goalie at the school who has 13 years of experience as a National Hockey League assistant coach. "And this group has proven that this year."
Charles Orzetti and Pittsburgh native Jesse Root added third-period goals for the Bulldogs (22-12-3), who capped an improbable run to what was the first NCAA championship in 24 years for the traditionally lightly-regarded Eastern College Athletic Conference. Fellow Ivy League school Harvard was the most recent ECAC winner -- in 1989.