Minnesota, St. Cloud State to meet in NCAA West Regional final

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Steven Summerhays - Notre Dame

Photo: St. Cloud State University forward Nic Dowd’s shot in overtime sails over the glove of Notre Dame goaltender Steven Summerhays and into the net, giving the Huskies the 4-3 OT win in a NCAA West Regional semifinal contest (courtesy of Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University will meet for the right to advance to the Frozen Four after winning their respective NCAA West Regional semi-final games.

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Hellebuyck backstops UMass Lowell to 2-1 win over Minnesota State

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Connor Hellebuyck - University of Massachusetts Lowell

Photo: UMass Lowell goaltender and Winnipeg Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck makes a pad save on Minnesota State’s Chase Grant in the River Hawks 2-1 win at the NCAA Northeast Regional (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

There’s an old adage in sports that defense wins championships, and with Connor Hellebuyck in net, UMass Lowell doesn’t lose many big games.

Hellebuyck and the River Hawks shutdown the Minnesota State attack, beating the Mavericks 2-1 in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

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BC Eagles ride Gaudreau’s 6-point night to win over Denver

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Johnny Gaudreau - Boston College

Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau (#13) celebrates the first of three goals and six points in the Eagles’ 6-2 win over Denver to open the NCAA Tournament (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

After having his 31-game point streak snapped two weekends ago against Notre Dame, Johnny Gaudreau ignited once again, leading Boston College past the University of Denver, 6-2, in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal.

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Hockey journey is all about growth for RMU’s Golightly

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Chase Golightly - Robert Morris University

Photo: Robert Morris University sophomore defenseman Chase Golightly and his Colonials’ teammates had a breakthrough season, but that school’s season has come to an end after a 7-3 loss to the University of Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament (courtesy of Robert Morris University)

Robert Morris University sophomore defenseman Chase Golightly’s hockey travels have taken him to quite a few places. But his greatest journey is on the developmental path he began traveling many years ago in Southern California.

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Colonials’ top sniper Wydo drawing some NHL interest

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Cody Wydo - Robert Morris University

Photo: Robert Morris University forward Cody Wydo is the leading scorer for the Colonials and is tied for fifth in the NCAA with 52 points in 41 games (courtesy of Robert Morris University)

Robert Morris University junior Cody Wydo may not be a household name yet, but he could be soon. The Southgate, MI native has been tearing things up in Moon Township, PA this season, a performance that has drawn the attention of NHL teams.

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