2013 Frozen Four: Yale earns first trip to NCAA Championship game with OT victory over UMass-Lowell

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Connor Hellebuyck and Kenny Agostino - 2013 NCAA Frozen Four

Photo: UMass-Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 34 straight saves after the first intermission, but Yale captain Andrew Miller (not pictured) finally beat him under the pad for the game-winner in overtime (courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

With the help of some late-game heroics from captain Andrew Miller, the Yale Bulldogs made history Thursday night when they earned a 3-2 overtime victory over the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. It will be Yale's first appearance in a national championship game ever and the first time an ECAC team has played for a national title since Colgate in 1990.

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2013 Frozen Four: Gravel shutting down the opposition’s best for St. Cloud State

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Kevin Gravel - St. Cloud State University

Photo: Defenseman Kevin Gravel has grown into his role on the shutdown defensive pairing for St. Cloud State, which will take the ice against Quinnipiac in the late semi-final game (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

 
Junior defenseman Kevin Gravel (LAK) has been a pillar of strength on St. Cloud State’s blueline, logging upwards of 25 minutes per game and facing some of the best opposing players in NCAA hockey. He has played in all 41 games to date, posting 11 points (one goal, 10 assists).

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2013 Frozen Four: Jordan Samuels-Thomas having dream season with Quinnipiac

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Jordan Samuels-Thomas - Bowling Green State University

Photo: Forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas played two seasons at Bowling Green before transferring to Quinnipiac, which will match up against St. Cloud State in the second semi-final game at the Frozen Four (courtesy of Rick Osentoski/Icon SMI)

 
For Quinnipiac forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas (WPG), two years can make a world of difference.

"I remember this time two years ago sitting in my dorm room at [Bowling Green]," said Samuels-Thomas, just a day before his team would play St. Cloud State University in the semi-final match of the Frozen Four.

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2013 Frozen Four: Jones twins a relentless duo for Quinnipiac

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Article: HF chats with twin brothers Connor and Kellen Jones of Quinnipiac University at the 2013 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, PA. Kellen is a prospect of the Edmonton Oilers.

Connor and Kellen Jones are two of the most dynamic and exciting players in college hockey this season. They are also twin brothers that play on Quinnipiac’s exceedingly quick top line. While Kellen is a prospect of the Edmonton Oilers, Connor is an undrafted free agent. The twin brothers attended the Oilers’ prospect camp together last summer.

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2013 Frozen Four: Young concentrating on defensive play at Yale

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Article: Yale defenseman and Colorado Avalanche prospect Gus Young and his Bulldogs teammates will face-off against UMass Lowell in the early semi-final game at the 2013 Frozen Four.

Junior defenseman Gus Young (COL) has blossomed into a tough and effective defensive defenseman for the Yale Bulldogs this season. He has played in all 35 games for that school, posting eight points (two goals, six assists) to date. Young is one of just three Colorado Avalanche prospects playing in the NCAA this season.

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