Contact Us

Denver Clinches Spot In NCAA Tournament

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zac Larraza and Emil Romig scored third-period goals, lifting Denver to a 4-3 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday and completing the Pioneers’ unlikely run to a berth in the NCAA tournament.

By winning the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s first postseason tournament, Denver (20-15-6) erased the frustrations of a sixth-place regular-season finish in the new eight-team league.

Nolan Zajac had a goal and an assist and Daniel Doremus scored to help propel the Pioneers to their seventh consecutive trip to the NCAAs, and first under new head coach Jim Montgomery. Goalie Sam Brittain had 23 saves for the win.

Miami got a goal from Sean Kuraly and two from Anthony Louis — the second with just 93 seconds left in the game — but could not get the tying goal past Brittain. The RedHawks (15-20-3) got 24 saves from Ryan McKay in their final game.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.