ACHA DIVISION ONE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 6th seeded MINOT STATE BEAVERS were looking for their second National Championship as they took the ice against the 5 seeds – the IOWA STATE CYCLONES – in the title game of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association).
FIRST PERIOD: At 12:33 into the opening Period Iowa State’s Trevor Sabo slammed in a Goal assisted by CJ Banser & Dylan Goggin. SCORE: Cyclones 1 Beavers 0. At 18:46 in, Minot State’s Blake Fournier answered, assisted by Paul O’Connor & Adam Wowryk. SCORE: 1-1 tie.
SECOND PERIOD: Forty-five seconds into the 2nd Period the Beavers went on top 2-1 off a Goal by Shain Scheschuk. Shain was assisted by Eric Bollefor & Johl Swedlo.
THIRD PERIOD: The score remained 2-1 until there were just 2 seconds left to play, when Eric Bollefor got an Empty Net Goal to clinch a 3-1 win for Minot State. The winning Goalie was Joshua Bykowski, who stopped 33 of 34 Shots on Goal. * THE BEAVERS ARE ACHA HOCKEY CHAMPIONS *
ACHA DIVISION TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeds – the FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY EAGLES – furthered their case for being called a Dynasty as they battled the 3rd seeded NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY HUSKIES for the D2 crown. The Eagles were the Defending Champions and were going for their 4th title in the past 8 years.
FIRST PERIOD: At 4:55 into the opening Period, Brandon Beard of Florida Gulf Coast University notched a Goal assisted by Dylan Cantwell. His teammate David Wong scored an unassisted Goal 15:31 in to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead over the Huskies.
SECOND PERIOD: Dylan Cantwell made it a 3-0 lead for FGCU 17:46 in with his Goal assisted by Brandon Beard and David Wong.
THIRD PERIOD: Just 1:06 in, Northeastern University’s Mateusz Koziel, assisted by Ruston Keene, managed a Goal. That marked the end of the scoring, however, as the Eagles won it 3-1. The winning Goalie was Jordan Bustard, who stopped 25 of 26 Shots on Goal. * THE EAGLES ARE CHAMPIONS OF ACHA DIVISION TWO *
NCAA DIVISION THREE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Moving from the ACHA down to NCAA Division Three, the last two teams standing were the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT STEVENS POINT POINTERS and the NORWICH UNIVERSITY CADETS.
FIRST PERIOD: Cadets Goalie Tom Aubrun stopped 13 of 13 Shots on Goal while his counterpart, Pointers Goalie Connor Ryckman, stopped 9 of 9 Shots on Goal. The score stood at 0-0.
SECOND PERIOD: The Goalies remained perfect as Aubrun again stopped 13 of 13 Shots on Goal and Ryckman stopped 7 of 7. 0-0 remained the score.
THIRD PERIOD: At 3:31 into this Period UW-Stevens Point’s Jordan Fader notched the 1st Goal of the game, assisted by Danny Kiraly & Ryan Mackellar. At the 4:34 mark the Pointers made it 2-0 off a Goal by Colin Raver, assisted by Tanner Karty & Zach Zech (really). For the Cadets Coby Downs scored at 7:01 assisted by Scott Swanson & Noah Williams, then at 12:15 Downs tied it at 2-2 assisted again by Swanson & Williams.
OVERTIME: At 15:13 Steven Quagliata of Stevens Point made the winning Goal with Stephan Beauvais & Colin Raver on the assist. 3-2 win. Connor Ryckman was the winning Goalie with 26 stops on 28 Shots on Goal. * THE POINTERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *