>Destination: Washington…RedHawks Are In the Frozen Four

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“It’s the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen.”

The RedHawks are moving on to Washington, D.C. They’ve won the West Regional and will move on to the Frozen Four. It was Miami hockey at it’s finest, as they Red & White upended the streaking Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth, 2-1 on Saturday night. After a scoreless first period in which Miami only had one official shot on goal, Justin Mercier got things going in the second, to give Miami a 1-0 lead. It was a shorthanded tally, his 51st as a RedHawk and 13th of the season. Later in the second, Mercier struck again, potting his second of the night on the power play and giving the RedHawks a 2-0 lead they would never relinquish.

It appeared that Duluth had gotten on the board in the second, but the goal was overturned due to interference in front of the net. All night long, the Miami penalty kill was outstanding, holding UMD’s third-best power play to an 0-6 mark on the night. Miami, however, was 1-7 with the man advantage.

UMD goaltender Alex Stalock was pulled late in the game, in favor of the extra attacker. The Bulldogs would only score once in the waning minutes, with 2:05 remaining, although they had several chances in the Miami end as time wound down.

Not to be lost in all of this…the outstanding play of Miami goaltender Cody Reichard. He was very, very good tonight and kept his team in the game with some gigantic saves. Reichard was named the game’s second star. MReichard, Mercier, and defenseman Cameron Schilling were named to the West Regional All-Tournament team, with Mercier being named the Regional MVP with 3 goals in this weekend’s action.

The RedHawks now have some time to prepare for their next matchup, as they’ll meet the winner of Cornell/Bemidji State on April 9 in our Nation’s Capitol. They’re two wins away from a National Championship.

Congratulations to everyone involved that paved the way. The Brotherhood is truly something special.

Frozen Four ticket info from MURedHawks.com:

Tickets for the Frozen Four are available by calling the Miami Athletic Ticket Office at 1-866-MUHAWKS. In order to be eligible to purchase tickets to the Frozen Four fans must be an active member of the Red & White Club.

Frozen Four ticket orders will be processed under the following Red & White Club guidelines:

$2,500 and above = maximum of six (6) tickets per membership;
$1,000-$2,499 = maximum of four (4) tickets per membership;

$250-$999 = maximum of two (2) tickets per membership;

Seat locations will be filled based on active membership level of the Red & White Club. The Frozen Four ticket price is $177 for an all-session ticket (two semifinal games and the national championship game).

The Miami Athletic Ticket Office will be open on Sunday, March 29th from 2-3 p.m. to process orders and answer questions about the Red & White Club.

Updated TV Schedule:

Miami PostGame Following Minn. Duluth Win

Stay tuned. More to come as updates follow.

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Posted on March 29, 2009, in University of Minnesota-Duluth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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