Yale Wins First NCAA National Hockey Title
NCAA College Hockey
Yale exploded for three goals in the third period to turn a close fight into a rout, beating top seed Quinnipiac, 4-0, to win its first NCAA men's hockey national title.
Junior forward Clinton Bourbonais opened scoring late in the second period before freshman forward Charles Orzetti, senior forward Andrew Miller and junior forward Jesse Root scored for the Bulldogs in the third.
Senior goalie Jeff Malcolm tallied a shutout with 36 saves for Yale (22-12-3).
Eric Hartzell tallied 27 saves for the Bobcats (30-8-5), who failed to score despite firing 36 shots on goal compared to just 31 by the Bulldogs.
In the first, both teams failed to capitalize on a pair of power-play opportunities while Malcolm battled Hobey Baker finalist Eric Hartzell save-for-save.
Yale forward Kenny Agostino registered three of his team's nine shots while Jeremy Langlois totaled four of Quinnipiac's 11 shots on goal.
The Bobcats blocked seven shots in the first period to Yale's two as the period ended in a scoreless tie.
It was a close fight in the second period with both teams failing to find the back of the net until Bourbonais finally put one on the board with 3.5 seconds remaining.
Gus Young fired a shot from the top of the left circle that Bourbonais was able to tip from near the faceoff dot past Eric Hartzell.
Orzetti made it a 2-0 game with a score at 3:35 before Miller added a third goal for the Bulldogs six minutes later. Root completed the rout with an empty net goal at 13:02.
Yale will celebrate its first hockey title Monday with a ceremony at Ingalls Rink. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and celebration will begin at 5 p.m.
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