Following their wins over Nebraska-Omaha and Union, respectively, the Michigan Wolverines and the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs moved to the Frozen Four on the 2011 NCAA Hockey Tournament following their Saturday victories.
Minnesota-Duluth upset the tourney's No. 1 seed, the Yale Bulldogs, in a 5-3 victory. Minnesota-Duluth scored a short-handed goal in the first period and then added four more in the second period. Three of the four second-period goals were on the power play. Kenny Reiter made 30 saves in net for the win.
Michigan advanced to the Frozen Four with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado College Tigers. Scooter Vaughan scored at 2:23 in the first period to give the Wolverines the early lead. Lee Moffie, who assisted on the first goal, netted his own goal with less three minutes left in the first period. Shawn Hunwick was a brick wall until the Tigers scored in the last minutes of the game. CC goalie Joe Howe kept the Tigers in the game despite allowing two goals.
The Denver Pioneers defeated the Western Michigan Broncos in a 3-2 double overtime victory. They will face the North Dakota Fighting Sioux on Sunday for the right to advance to the Frozen Four. The Pioneers lost to the Fighting Sioux in the WCHA tourney championship game, also in double overtime. North Dakota is the only remaining No. 1 seed in the tournament after defeating RPI, 6-0, on Saturday.
No. 4 seed New Hampshire upset No. 1 seed Miami (OH), 3-1. Kevin Goumas scored the first and third goals for the Wildcats and the other was by Mike Sislo. UNH's goalie Matt DiGirolamo made 20 saves in the game.
UNH's opponent on Sunday will be No. 3 Notre Dame after the Fighting Irish defeated Merrimack, 4-3, in overtime. Anders Lee had two goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime. Merrimack made a bad pass in their zone and Lee had his stick in the right place and got the puck in the net.