Top-seeded Michigan falls to Denver in overtime – Macomb Daily


BOSTON (AP) – Denver knocked Michigan out of the Frozen Four. Next comes a chance to match the Wolverines as the most decorated team in college hockey history.

Carter Savoie scored with 14:53 gone in overtime, converting on his own rebound Thursday night to lead the Pioneers past Michigan 3-2 and into the NCAA championship game. A victory would give Denver its ninth hockey title – a total only Michigan has reached.

“When we talk about what we want to do at Denver, it’s about winning championships and getting opportunities to hang banners,” said coach David Carle, whose team will play for the title Saturday night against Minnesota State – a 5-1 winner over Minnesota in the second semifinal.

“To have this opportunity is very special. To do it against Michigan, who is at nine and we’re at eight, is even sweeter, ”Carle said. “And hopefully we can tie them and close the gap and reach our goal to get to 10 first.”

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