For the second year in a row, Minnesota Duluth is the NCAA DI men’s ice hockey national champion. UMD defeated Massachusetts 3-0 in Saturday’s championship game to claim the title.
The Bulldogs started Saturday’s contest with the bulk of offensive control, dominating the net with 14 shots on goal to Massachusetts’ five. Filip Lindberg was able to handle most of the action, including a bouncing puck in the crease and a close wraparound attempt on the post. The attack paid off eventually though, as UMD’s Parker Mackay took a calm and pretty backhand over the right shoulder of Lindberg. UMass was able to get a few shots off, but most of the period was spent in a neutral zone back-and-forth between the well-matched teams.