Frozen Four: Miami defeats Bemidji State

April, 9, 2009
04/09/09
7:41
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WASHINGTON -- The favorite held serve in the first national semifinal as Miami (Ohio) skated past Bemidji State 4-1 at the Verizon Center.

The only scoring in the final period came on an empty-net goal at 17:52 when Tommy Wingels scored his second of the night (10th of the season) to give the RedHawks a three-goal victory.

The final shot tally for the game was 37-25 in favor of Miami (15-7 in the third period).

The win means a CCHA team will appear in the championship game for the third year in a row. Michigan State beat Boston College in 2007, and Notre Dame lost to BC in the 2008 title game.

The other participant in the title game will come from Hockey East (for the fourth year in a row). No. 3 Vermont (22-11-5) takes on No. 1 Boston University (33-6-4) in tonight's second national semi (ESPN2HD and ESPN360, 8:30 p.m. ET).

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