BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Max Novak had a goal and an assist and top-seeded Union beat Providence 3-1 on Saturday to win the NCAA East Regional and advance to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.
Mat Bodie and Matt Hatch also scored for Union (30-6-4). The Dutchmen, who lost in the 2012 national semifinals to Ferris State, are ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in program history.
Nick Saracino scored with a little more than 5 minutes left in the third-period for Providence (22-11-6).
Boston College 6, Denver 2
WORCESTER, Mass. — Johnny Gaudreau had his first hat trick for Boston College and added three assists, leading the top-seeded Eagles to past Denver.
Boston College (27-7-4) will face the winner of the second semifinal between UMass-Lowell and Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four.
Kevin Hayes had two goals and two assists, and Bill Arnold added a goal and two assists.
Denver finished 20-16-6.
Minnesota 7, Robert Morris 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nate Condon scored twice and Adam Wilcox made 22 saves to help top-seeded Minnesota beat Robert Morris.
The Big Ten regular-season champion Gophers (26-6-6) will face the Notre Dame-St. Cloud State winner Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four.
Kyle Rau, Mike Reilly, Hudson Fasching, Michael Brodzinski and Justin Kloos also scored for Minnesota. The Gophers took a 3-0 lead in the first period and outshot the Colonials 50-25.
Cody Wydo, Zac Lynch and David Friedmann scored for Robert Morris (19-18-5).