It was a thrilling night of postseason hockey around the NCHA on the men's side, with three of the four series decided by mini-games - one in overtime!
St. Norbert vs. Finlandia
The Green Knights took care of business, winning 2-1 on Friday and then closing it out with a 7-1 victory Saturday.
Adrian vs. MSOE
The Bulldogs rebounded from a 3-1 loss Friday with a 7-1 win Saturday and then dispatched MSOE in the mini-game, 2-0.
ADRIAN, Mich.--With their backs against the proverbial wall, the nationally-ranked Adrian College Bulldogs men's hockey team dug deep and struck often in the early going to whip visiting MSOE, 7-1, to equal their Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Harris Cup Quarterfinals series on Saturday at one-game apiece and then eliminated the Raiders in the mini-game, 2-0, to advance to the tournament semifinals next weekend.
Lake Forest vs. Aurora
The Foresters are moving on. After a 4-2 win Friday, Aurora came back with a 5-1 win to send it to the mini-game. Lake Forst
Marian vs. Northland
Extra hockey awaited the Sabres and LumberJacks as well, with Marian responding from Friday night's 2-1 loss with a 5-1 decision Saturday. The Sabres then moved on with a 1-0 win.
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Using their momentum from the previous 60 minutes, Marian found the back of the net just 1:24 into the mini-game with freshman Yuri Chernichko scoring off a rebound. Mathias and fellow freshman Salvatore Scalise each earned an assist on the play.