The No. 2 seed Denver Pioneers fell to the No. 1 North Dakota Fighting Sioux on Sunday in a 6-1 loss in the Midwest Regional final. This was nowhere near their WCHA tournament final matchup, which the Fighting Sioux won in double overtime.
North Dakota jumped out to the 1-0 lead at 14:37 in the first period on a Mario Lamoureux goal, but Denver's Jason Zucker, the hero of Saturday night's game, tied the game with less than a second left in the period. Evan Trupp and Brett Hextall put North Dakota up, 3-1, in the second. Brock Nelson, Brad Malone and Jake Marto each scored in the third period to put the Fighting Sioux up by five goals.
North Dakota remains the only No. 1 seed in the tournament and will face Michigan, who beat Colorado College on Saturday night (2-1). That game takes place in the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on April 7.