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Men's hockey gets over the hump in the first round with a dominant victory over north-east


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Providence, AG – After two consecutive first-round exits in the NCAA tournament, The Cornell men's hockey has made the first step in eventually kicked his NCAA demon with a 5-1 victory over the north-eastern part of the Saturday for a place in the regional final against East Providence, striving.

Number 3 seeds red – its first regional finals since 2012 – will be in the native Monakhova number 4 seed at 4 pm Sunday after reset Providence No. 1 seed Minnesota, 6-3, in the early semifinal Saturday. On the first trip line Cornell in the Frozen Four in 2003.

Cornell needed only 4:02 to GameTime solutions northeast netminder Cayden Prima – pick of the Montreal Canadiens and finalist Mike Richter Award as the top goalie in the country.

Innocent wrister from Cornell senior forward Beau Starrett caught part of the right shoulder Prima, but leaked through and the gate line. For Starrett, New England comes from only 20 miles from the Dunkin & # 39; Donuts Arena God, it was done with a score of something & # 39; and looking at.

Opposing Prima, meanwhile, was a backup Cornell sophomore goalie Austin McGrath after starter Matt Galajda injured in the loss of the championship to Red ECAC Clarkson. But McGrath, battle-tested, and felt over his seven starts a year entering Saturday, was sharp early and often, making 20 saves in the win.

Cornell picked up where it left off in the second period, as a great course and the score of Captain Mitch Vanderlaan extended the lead Red to a 2-0. Senior broken down two defenders and transferred the puck to himself before beating Prima high glove side.

Red continued pressure are two objectives of the second period. Sophomore Morgan Barron struggled for the puck behind the net and the left-hander scored a goal in the panoramic sequence, caromed to Prima in. Three minutes later, freshman Michael Regush sent home at the time of rebound shot Prima could not corral clean,

What kept the northeastern competitive in the second attracted penalties with its high speed of the game. Cornell was listed on two penalties in the first period and two more in the second. Eskimos finally got on the board with a view to their fourth power play of the night, scored by Liam Senior Pecararo four minutes before the end of the second.

Cornell struck first in the third period as well, this time sophomore forward Brenden Locke. The Center received a pass from classmate and linemate Cam Donaldson, and he is one of his past Timely Prima to give his Red eventually winning 5-1 margin.

Cornell is now less than 24 hours to prepare for the Friars, hot off a dominating performance over a number of its own 1-seeded Minnesota State Mavericks. Although lower than the seed Cornell, Providence will take on the role played by the home team in the arena, two miles from his own campus.

Check back later for a full recap of Providence.

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