MANCHESTER, N.H. - Evan Rodrigues scored with 2:24 left in the third period and Boston University held on to beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Saturday in the NCAA hockey tournament's Northeast Regional championship, sending the Terriers home with a berth in the Frozen Four.
Rodrigues had two goals and Matt Lane also scored for top-seeded BU (27-7-5), which is headed back to the Frozen Four for the first time since winning its fifth NCAA title in 2009. The Terriers won't have for to go for their semifinal game April 9, just a few miles from campus at Boston's TD Garden.
Willie Raskob and Kyle Osterberg scored for the No. 2 seed Bulldogs (21-16-3).
Duluth pulled its goalie for the final 1:40 but the extra skater was no help against Matt O'Connor, who finished with 27 saves and was swarmed by his teammates after the buzzer.
RIT 2, MINNESOTA STATE-MANKATO 1
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) ? Josh Mitchell broke a tie in the third period and Rochester Institute of Technology beat top-seeded Minnesota State-Mankato in the regional semifinals.
RIT (20-14-5) will face Harvard or Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four.
Jordan Ruby made 33 saves for RIT.
RIT's Alexander Kuqali opened the scoring early in the first period.
Mankato (29-8-3) tied it on Franklin Minnst's goal midway through the second.
DENVER 5, BOSTON COLLEGE 2
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ? Grant Arnold scored twice and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist to help Denver beat Boston College in the regional semifinals.
Denver (24-13-2) will play the Miami (Ohio)-Providence winner Sunday for a berth in the Frozen Four.
Joey LaLeggia and Will Butcher also scored for the Pioneers.
Mike Matheson and Ryan Fitzgerald scored for Boston College (21-14-3).