Bulldogs Beat Gophers to Advance to Regional Final
UMD Left Little Doubt with 4-1 Win Over Rival Minnesota
Willie Raskob had a goal and an assist in a three-goal flurry in the first period and Minnesota-Duluth beat Minnesota 4-1 on Friday night in the first round of the Northeast Regional of the NCAA hockey tournament.
The second-seeded Bulldogs (21-15-3) will face top-seeded Boston University in the regional championship Saturday for a berth in the Frozen Four. Boston Univiversity beat Yale 3-2 in overtime.
Freshman Kasimir Kaskisuo made 31 saves in his NCAA debut.
Seth Ambroz had the lone goal for the third-seeded Gophers (23-13-3), scoring 15:06 into the third period and breaking up Kaskisuo’s bid for a shutout.
Kaskisuo had a big cushion to work with after the Bulldogs scored three times in a 6:01 span in the first period.
Raskob assisted on Tony Cameranesi’s goal 12:49 into the game. Justin Crandall made it 2-0 with his 13th goal of the season at 15:27, and Raskob scored with 1:12 left in the period.
Carson Soucy added a power-play goal 11:02 into the second.