All 3 Minnesota teams lose in NCAA hockey tourney


All three Minnesota teams playing in the NCAA men's hockey tournament lost Saturday night, meaning the state has no schools left in the chase for the national championship.

The big shocker came as top-seeded Minnesota State Mankato lost. The University of Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State also lost Saturday and are out of the tournament.

UMD beat the Minnesota Gophers in the first round.

MSU upset by No. 16 seed RIT

In a major upset, Rochester Institute of Technology knocked out the No. 1-seeded team in the tournament, the Mavericks of MSU Mankato, with a 2-1 controversial win in the first round of the NCAA men's hockey tournament Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

SB Nation reports this marks the first time a No. 16 seat dethroned a No. 1 team in the tournament since the league expanded in 2003.

The Tigers' game-winning goal was called into question. With just under six minutes left in the game Josh Mitchell fired off a shot, but the refs said it was a no goal.

Tiger Matt Garbowsky apparently bumped into MSU's Zach Palmquist, who fell on goalie Stephon Williams.

The refs took some time to review the play and then overturned the call, saying Palmquist caused the interference on his teammate. And the goal was good.

The Mavericks didn't agree with the call and never bounced back.

And so the No. 1 hockey team fell as RIT advances to the next round.

The Mavericks looked like the frontrunners most of the game and had the stats to back that up, outshooting the Tigers in every period for a total of 34 shots on goal, compared to 19 for RIT.

The Mavs finished 29-8-3. They were ranked No. 1 five times this season. They went into Saturday's game leading the nation in wins, goals scored at 144, winning percentage, power play goals and fewest shots allowed per game.

UMD loses to Boston U

Boston College scored its own late goal with 2:24 left in the game to get a 3-2 win over the University of Minnesota Duluth in Manchester, N.H.

The Duluth News Tribune reports BU had the first goal of the game seven minutes into the first period.

The Bulldogs came back in a fury in the second, with Willie Raskob scoring 37 seconds into the period to tie the game at 1-1.

BU responded three minutes later with its own goal. UMD answered with another score by Kyle Osterberg, who sank an unassisted goal at 7:31 with Kyle Osterberg to tie the game again at 2-2.

BU had the final say, making the game-winning goal with less than three minutes left.

UMD upset the Gophers in the first round.

St. Cloud State loses to UND

St. Cloud State lost its chance to move on to the Frozen Four, losing 4-1 to the University of North Dakota Saturday night in Fargo, according to the St. Cloud Times.

St. Cloud State scored first to take an early 1-0 lead, but North Dakota scored four unanswered goals to take the win.

North Dakota had a goal in each period and Zane McIntyre had 19 saves for UND.

North Dakota plays Boston University on April 9 in Boston in the Frozen Four.

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