UMass shuts out St. Cloud State 5-0 to claim program's first NCAA championship

The NCAA Frozen Four championship game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The NCAA Frozen Four championship game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.  |  Photo: WDIO/Alicia Tipcke

Updated: April 10, 2021 08:38 PM
Created: April 10, 2021 07:54 PM

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) defeated St. Cloud State University (SCSU) 5-0 Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena to claim their program's first NCAA men's hockey championship title. 

Aaron Bohlinger struck first for the Minutemen at the 7:26 mark of the first period. About one minute left in the first Reed Lebster made it 2-0 UMass. 

Five minutes into the second period Philip Lagunov scored a short-handed goal to take the 3-0 lead. On a power-play Matthew Kessel put UMass up 4-0. 

In the third period Bobby Trivigno scored unassisted to make it 5-0.

Davird Hrenak made 17 saves in net for the Huskies while Filip Lindberg made 25 for UMass.

St. Cloud State, led by former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) assistant coach, finished their season 20-11. 

UMass finishes their historical season 20-5-4 overall. 

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