Edina native scores OT winner in Frozen Four as UMass tops UMD

Ex-Gopher Garrett Wait scored the winning goal.
Publish date:

Minnesota-Duluth will not three-peat as the men's college hockey national champion after falling in the Frozen Four to Massachusetts by a score of 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.

UMD dominated regulation only to be outplayed by UMass in overtime, with the Minutemen spending the majority of the extra session in the Bulldogs' zone, finally getting one past goalie Zach Stejskal a little more than 14 minutes into overtime. 

The winning goal was scored by Edina native Garrett Wait, who tapped in Bobby Trivigno's wraparound pass from the side of the net.

Wait played two years for the Gophers before transferring to UMass for his current junior season.  

UMass outshot UMD 13-2 in overtime, ending the Bulldogs' streak of nine straight overtime victories in the NCAA tournament. 

UMass and St. Cloud State will meet in Saturday's national championship game at 6 p.m. on ESPN. The Huskies beat Minnesota State-Mankato 5-4 earlier Friday. Neither SCSU nor UMass has won a men's college hockey national title. 

Next Up

Kevin Fiala, Jordan Greenway

Wild blanked by Blues; playoff fate is in Colorado's hands

It comes down to the final day of the regular season.

Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 10.04.32 PM

Number of suicides in Minnesota decreased in 2020

While the number dropped, 723 people still died by suicide last year.

Vikings fans, U.S. Bank Stadium

Ranking the most difficult games in the Vikings' 2021 schedule

The Vikings have some interesting matchups on their 17-game slate.

Spencer Silver

Chemist who co-invented Post-it Notes dies at home in St. Paul

He developed an adhesive that could stick to paper – repeatedly – without damaging the paper.

Danielle Hunter

Here is the official 2021 Minnesota Vikings schedule

How does an early January game at Lambeau Field sound?

Blake Bortles

Amid Aaron Rodgers drama, Packers reportedly sign Blake Bortles

The former No. 3 overall pick is headed to Green Bay.

You Houa Thao

Missing St. Paul man found dead in wooded area

The 73-year-old was reported missing May 8.

YouTube - Jim Klobuchar

Jim Klobuchar, celebrated Minnesota columnist, dies at 93

He died Wednesday after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Jerry Burns

Former Vikings head coach Jerry Burns dies at 94

Burns spent a total of 24 seasons with the Vikings as an offensive coordinator and head coach.


UMD hockey

COVID depletes UMass roster for Frozen Four game against UMD

The road to a third straight national title has gotten a bit less bumpy for UMD.

Screen Shot 2019-03-31 at 8.07.05 PM

UMD headed back to Frozen Four for 3rd straight year

The Bulldogs are two wins away from another national title.


UMD wins 5-overtime thriller over UND to reach Frozen Four

Coach Scott Sandelin said it was the greatest game he's coached or played.


SCSU, UMD and MSU secure No. 1 seeds in NCAA Tournament

This year's Frozen Four will be played in Buffalo, New York.


St. Cloud State blanked by UMass in national championship game

Minnesota had three teams in the Frozen Four but didn't claim the national title.