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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:38 AM

UMass hockey wins 1st national title by dominating St. Cloud State

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette

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UMass hockey wins 1st national title by dominating St. Cloud State

By KYLE GRABOWSKI
Staff Writer

Published: 4/10/2021 9:34:19 PM

PITTSBURGH - The second time around, the UMass hockey team ensured it finished the job.

The Minutemen won their first-ever national championship Saturday night, dominating St. Cloud State, 5-0. The game was in hand for the entire third period, so they had an opportunity to savor the accomplishment before the final horn blew when they piled on goalie Filip Lindberg.

"It's crazy. It's literally unbelievable. I'm so happy for this group," UMass junior Bobby Trivigno said. "Watching the clock tick down, we earned this win for sure. I'm just so happy to be part of it. So happy to be part of a great program. And it's just the best feeling in the world right now."

UMass was shut out by Minnesota Duluth in 2019 but didn't take long to light the lamp and trigger firework showers at PPG Paints Arena.

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Hat tip, WBZ

I thought I'd give the Daily Hampshire Gazette a big surprise.

From the Associated Press:

UMass beats St. Cloud State 5-0 to win first NCAA men's hockey title

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/31233318/umass-beats-st-cloud-state-5-0-wins-first-ncaa-men-hockey-title

Associated Press 10:04 PM ET

PITTSBURGH -- Filip Lindberg had 25 saves, Aaron Bohlinger scored his first career goal and Massachusetts beat St. Cloud State 5-0 on Saturday night to win the program's first NCAA men's hockey title.

After a St. Cloud State turnover, Bohlinger led a breakaway and dropped the puck to Ryan Sullivan, whose one-touch pass set up Bohlinger's one-timer to open the scoring about 7 minutes into the game. Reed Lebster's wrap-around goal with about a minute left in the first gave the Minutemen a 2-0 lead.

UMass (20-5-4), which extended its unbeaten streak to a program-record 14 games, made its third NCAA tournament appearance. The Minutemen lost 3-0 to Minnesota Duluth -- which UMass beat in Thursday's semifinals -- in the 2019 title game. The 2020 Frozen Four was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

David Hrenak had 17 saves for St. Cloud State (20-11-0), which made the program's first title game appearance. ... "It was closer than the score," UMass coach Greg Carvel said. "We were opportunistic."

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UMass hockey shut out St. Cloud State 5-0 to win its first national championship in program history. Watch the final minute, full celebration and trophy presentation from the 2021 Frozen Four here.

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MissMillie Apr 11 #1
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Klondike Kat Apr 11 #2
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:58 AM

1. So awesome!

But I can't help but wonder... why wasn't THIS game on broadcast TV?

I had a whole month of March Madness interrupting some of my favorite shows... this is a game I would have like to have watched.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:19 PM

6. It was. Live. ESPN. The two semi-finals were as well

on Thursday night on ESPN2.

And as a UMASS grad (or Umie) it was definitely awesome. Great team fast, quick, athletic, smart, disciplined and deep.

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Response to KPN (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:21 PM

7. ESPN is not broadcast television--it's cable (n/t)

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:23 PM

8. Ah, gotcha. Cable is broadcast in my brain after almost 40 years.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:24 AM

2. As a St. Cloud State alumnus

I'd like to say "congratulations" to the UMass team.

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Response to Klondike Kat (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:07 PM

12. What year were you?

Class of 2003 here, biochemistry major

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:43 AM

3. Excellent news - they deserve it!!

This is quite an accomplishment. Proud of them....

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:01 AM

4. My three sons, all graduates of UMass/Amherst were absolutely ecstatic last night and I'm sure

the celebration is still going on. Congrats UMass!

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:48 AM

5. Congrats Aggies. Class of 74

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Response to Submariner (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:25 PM

9. Class of 75 -- January. Would have been 74

but took a semester off.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:26 PM

10. Umie here. It was great watching this team

and celebrating for sure.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:06 PM

11. SCSU Husky alumni here

We had a damn good run.

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