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Schedule and results from the first weekend of NCAA action

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders
Brock Nelson (University of North Dakota) and Scott Mayfield (Denver University) both appeared in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Here is the complete schedule and results for all teams. Nelson advanced to the round of eight, while Mayfield lost on Friday in the first round.

First Round: Round of 16 (Played March 23 and 24)
DCU Center, Worchester, Mass. (March 24)
Boston College 2, Air Force 0
Minnesota Duluth 5, Maine 2

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN (March 24)
Minnesota 7, Boston University 3
North Dakota 3,  Western Michigan 1

North Dakota scoring leader and Islanders prospect Brock Nelson continued to put up important points, adding a goal and an assist against Western Michigan. Nelson’s assist came on the game-winner to push the Fighting Sioux to the elite eight. Nelson has 28 goals and 18 assists in 41 games this season. 

Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn. (March 23)

Union 3,  Michigan State 1
Massachusetts-Lowell 4, Miami Ohio 3

Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
(March 23)
Cornell 3,  Michigan 2
Ferris St. 2, Denver 1

Islanders prospect Scott Mayfield recorded two penalty minutes as the University of Denver fell, 2-1, to Ferris State. The rookie defenseman finished his first season with three goals and nine assists in 42 games on the Denver blue line.

Second Round: (Round of Eight)
Union 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 2 (March 24)

Ferris 2, Cornell 1 (March 24)

Boston College vs. Minnesota Duluth (March 25)
Minnesota vs. North Dakota (March 25)
After Sunday’s action, the Frozen Four resumes on Apr. 5, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Union and Ferris will make their first ever Frozen Four appearances.
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