BOSTON – Nebraska-Omaha thought they had life. But their hopes of a come back and a shot at a national title were quickly dashed during a 4-1 Providence victory in the first semifinal of Thursday’s Frozen Four at TD Garden.
Providence’s possession over the course of the game’s opening 30 minutes paid off when Noel Acciari pounced on a loose puck that squirted through bodies and Mavericks netminder Ryan Massa to take a 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later, the Friars would double their lead when UNO failed to exit their zone cleanly, an issue they had all night. Nick Saracino found Mark Jankowski behind the defense and the Calgary Flames prospect went top shelf after a beautiful move.
Despite Providence controlling the game (shots finished 48-26 in PC's favor), UNO clawed one back midway through the third period, thanks to Jake Guentzel. The ice was slowly beginning to tilt the Mavericks’ way, but Trevor Mingoia answered 24 seconds later for the Friars to end any hope.Read More »from NCAA Frozen Four: Providence earns national title shot after 4-1 win over UNO