2021 NCAA Frozen Four: Bulldogs' quest for three-peat ends with 3-2 OT loss to UMass
PITTSBURGH — Minnesota Duluth’s quest for a third consecutive NCAA championship and fourth in program history came to an end Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh via a 3-2 overtime loss to Massachusetts in the Frozen Four semifinals.
The Minutemen, who lost the the Bulldogs two years ago in the national championship game in Buffalo, took advantage of a UMD turnover and got the puck into the crease, where former Minnesota Golden Gopher Garrett Wait — the lone Minnesotan on the team and a University of Minnesota transfer hailing from Edina — was there to put the puck in the back of the net.
UMass will take on St. Cloud State for the national championship at 6 p.m. Saturday in Pittsburgh. Both schools are chasing their first national championship.
After getting outshot 16-6 in the second period and allowing UMD to take a 2-1 lead, Minutemen junior wing Anthony Del Gaizo tied the game at 2-2 with 11:35 to play in the third period by crashing the UMD net. It was only Del Gaizo’s second goal of the …
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