College Hockey: 2012-13 Season
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04-15-2013, 03:05 PM
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No. 1 Men's Ice Hockey Falls To Yale, 4-0, To Finish As 2012-13 National Runner-up -
Quinnipiac University Athletics - QuinnipiacBobcats.com - Saturday, April 13.
PITTSBURGH, PA - The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team lost to Yale, 4-0, in the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four Championshp Game in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Bobcats finish the year at 30-8-5 overall, good for the most wins in program history. In addition to the Bobcats' 30 wins this season, their 17-2-3 record in the ECAC Hockey is also a program-best. Their success in conference play garnered Quinnipiac's first Cleary Cup, given to the ECAC Hockey's regular season champion. The Bobcats also made it to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time ever and closed out the season as the National Runner-ups, a first for any Quinnipiac athletic program. This Quinnipiac squad will also say goodbye to 11 seniors who helped bring the program to new-found heights this season.
Malcolm stops all 36 shots as Yale beats Quinnipiac for first national title -
Jim Connelly - Senior Writer - USCHO.com - Saturday, April 13.
PITTSBURGH, PA - The giant slayers have done it again, and this time they slaughtered the biggest of them all. No. 4 seed Yale scored with 3.5 seconds remaining in the second period to break a scoreless tie and then rattled off three third-period goals to knock off top-seeded Quinnipiac 4-0 Saturday in front of 18,184 at the Consol Energy Center to capture the school’s first national championship.
Quinnipiac was the third No. 1 seed that Yale knocked off in the tournament, making the Bulldogs the first team to ever accomplish such a feat and the lowest overall seed (15th) to win the NCAA tournament. The most overlooked team to win a national championship since the 1981 Wisconsin squad, Yale rode the back of goaltender Jeff Malcolm, who posted a 36-save shutout.
The road never traveled: Yale completes unparalled title run -
No one had ever beaten three No. 1 seeds in the same NCAA tournament until the Bulldogs' national championship -
David H. Hendrickson - Hockey East Columnist - USCHO.com - Saturday, April 13.
PITTSBURGH, PA - No road to a national championship is easy, but none ranks as difficult as the one Yale just traversed to become the 2013 NCAA champions. The Bulldogs defeated an unprecedented three No. 1 seeds and a No. 2. At the start of the four-game journey, little reason for optimism existed. After losing eight of their last 14 games - including an ignominious shutout weekend in which they fell 5-0 to Union in the ECAC Hockey semifinal and then 3-0 to Quinnipiac in the consolation game — the Bulldogs had to wait for the final conference tournament game in the country to find out if they’d make the NCAA tournament or not.
If Michigan defeated Notre Dame, Yale’s season would be over. But if the Irish prevailed, the Bulldogs would have life. The Irish came through. “We were definitely big fans [of Notre Dame] that day,” Gus Young said. “But once we knew we were in, we knew we belonged, and if we worked hard we’d be able to do something great.”
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