No. 1 Denver Advances to Frozen Four with 6-3 Win Over No. 11 Penn State
Troy Terry Tallies Hat Trick, Jim Montgomery Earns 100th Career Victory in Midwest Regional Championship Game
March 26, 2017
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The No. 1 DU Pioneers punched their ticket to the 2017 Frozen Four on Sunday night at U.S. Bank Arena, defeating the No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions by a score of 6-3 in the Championship Game of the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional. Denver joins Notre Dame, Minnesota Duluth and Harvard in this year’s Frozen Four (Apr. 6-8). The Pioneers will face the Fighting Irish in the National Semifinals on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 7:30pm MT. More information on NCAA Hockey’s championship weekend can be obtained by clicking HERE.
Sunday’s win was also the 100th of DU head coach Jim Montgomery’s career, making him the fourth coach in program history to reach the Century Club and the first to do so before the end of his fourth season. Click HERE to watch Coach Montgomery’s post-game press conference which also featured three student-athletes.
Anaheim Ducks prospect Troy Terry (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) put Denver back on top at the 6:30 mark of the middle frame, burying a nice feed from linemate Henrik Borgström (Helsinki, Finland) on the fly into PSU territory. The Pioneers struck twice more in the second period as Lukosevicius and Terry again found the back of the net for the Crimson & Gold to put their team up 5-2 as Sunday’s contest reached its 40-minute mark.
Penn State scored midway through the third period to cut Denver’s lead to two, but that would be as close as the Nittany Lions would get as Terry added an empty-netter to complete a hat trick and lock up Midwest Regional Most Valuable Player honors. The Pioneers ultimately took the decision by a 6-3 final to secure the 15th Frozen Four berth in program history.