Gophers top Boston 6-2, advance to NCAA title game

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey team defeated Boston University, 6-2, and is heading to the National Championship.

Luke Mittelstadt scored two goals early in the third period to break a 2-2 tie, sending the Gophers to a 6-2 win in the NCAA men’s hockey semifinal.

The Gophers advance to the National Championship and will face the winner of the second semifinal between (2) Quinnipiac and (3) Michigan.

The National Championship is set for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2.

The Gophers defeated Canisius, 9-2, on Mar. 23 in the Fargo, ND regional. They then topped St. Cloud State, 4-1, on Mar. 25 in the regional final to advance to the Frozen Four.

The Gophers are seeking their first National Championship since 2003.