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RANGERS NCAA UPDATE - March 26, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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MIDWEST REGIONAL FINAL
Michigan (Montoya) 3, Colorado College (Crabb) 4
With a 4-3 come-from-behind victory that will go down in history as one of Colorado College's greatest of all time, the Tigers removed an old monkey from their backs and advanced to the Frozen Four for the first time since 1997. CC overcame a 3-0 University of Michigan lead on Saturday, rallying for a pair of goals in the second period then adding two more in the third, to defeat the Wolverines in the Midwest Regional championship game at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tournament MVP Trevor Frischmon scored the game-winner, his second tally of the game, with 9:54 left in regulation after linemate Joey Crabb had tied things up at 4:24 of the final frame. The Tigers will face the winner of the New Hampshire-Denver Northeast Regional Final in Frozen Four action on April 7. The Wolverines finished the season with a final record of 31-8-3, while Michigan netminder Al Montoya ended up with a 30-7-3 mark in 2004-05.|
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WEST REGIONAL
Ohio State (Guenin) 2, Cornell 3
Cornell's Mike Iggulden's third-period goal broke a 2-all tie and lifted No. 2-seed Cornell to a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Ohio State in the 2005 NCAA Championship West Regional semifinal Saturday at Mariucci Arena. The win lifts the Big Red into the regional final vs. Minnesota on Sunday, with the winner advancing to the 2005 NCAA Frozen Four in Columbus on April 7 and 9. Ohio State ends its season 27-11-4 overall (21-5-2/2nd CCHA). Cornell extended its unbeaten streak to 19 (18-0-1) and is 27-4-3 on the year. OSU defenseman Nate Guenin was held off the scoresheet in the loss.
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Maine (Moore, Ryan) 0, Minnesota 1 (OT)
The Maine men's ice hockey team took a scoreless tie into overtime before top seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers scored for the 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000 at Mariucci Arena. The Black Bears killed nine power play chances by the Golden Gophers as goalie Jimmy Howard played an incredible game with 37 saves. Maine finished the season with a 20-12-7 record. Maine forwards Greg Moore (two shots) and Billy Ryan (three shots) watched their solid season come to an end in the shutout loss. Maine has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in the last seven seasons. In addition, the game marked the eleventh time the Black Bears have gone to overtime in an NCAA Tournament game, which includes two other Minnesota games (2001 first round - Maine 5, Minnesota 4, two overtimes, and 2002 championship game - Minnesota 4, Maine 3). Maine also lost in the first round in 2003.
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NORTHEAST REGIONAL
New Hampshire 3, Harvard (Flynn, Reese) 3 (OT)
A Daniel Winnick tally at 15:06 of the overtime period ended the Harvard menx's hockey season on Saturday in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, as the New Hampshire Wildcats took a 3-2 victory in the extra frame. This ends Harvard's season at 21-10-3 overall, while New Hampshire advances into Sunday's regional final against defending national champion Denver. Crimson blueliner Dylan Reese posted four penalty minutes in the loss, while forward Rob Flynn did not dress for the game.
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