Big third period helps No. 3 Michigan hockey beat No. 2 North Dakota 4-3
Saturday, March 30, 2024

(MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO.) - Alternate captain Dylan Duke potted a pair of goals to lead the 10th-ranked and third-seeded University of Michigan ice hockey team past the fifth-ranked, second-seeded University of North Dakota by a 4-3 score in the 2024 NCAA Regional semifinal on Friday evening at Centene Family Ice Center. LINKC. The Fighting Hawks (26-12-2) entered the evening with an unblemished 20-0 record this season when leading after two periods, but that statistic and their season came to an abrupt end at the hands of the Wolverines in suburban St. Louis. Playing near his hometown of O'Fallon, Missouri, veteran goaltender Jake Barczewski was greeted with a roar when his name was called during on-ice introductions. The veteran netminder made 24 saves to backstop the Wolverines to come-from-behind NCAA tournament victory. With the win, Michigan (22-14-3) finds itself on a collision course with top-seed Michigan State, who knocked off Western Michigan University in overtime to win the first semifinal earlier in the day. For the first time in 343 all-time meetings between the Mitten State rivals, Michigan and MSU will face off in the NCAA tournament on Sunday at 6:30 PM.

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