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BC's eight-game win streak ends

ST. LOUIS -- Freshman Jaden Schwartz had two goals and two assists playing on what might be his future home ice, helping Colorado College whip top seed Boston College 8-4 in the semifinals of the NCAA West Regional on Friday night.

Schwartz's older brother and linemate Rylan Schwartz added a goal and two assists for Colorado College (23-18-3), which ended Boston College's eight-game winning streak and earned a spot in the final Saturday night against Michigan with a Frozen Four berth at stake.

Boston College goalie John Muse, who had been 8-0 with a 1.95 goals-against average in NCAA tournament play and starred on a pair of title teams last year and in 2008, was pulled after two periods with the Eagles (30-8-1) trailing 7-2. Cam Atkinson and Barry Almeida scored in the third to narrow the gap to three for the losers, who have 11 NHL draft picks and had been seeded third overall in the tournament.

The third member of the Schwartz line, Stephen Schultz, had a goal and two assists. An empty-net goal in the final seconds gave Colorado College, which has won four of five, a season high for scoring.

Boston College surrendered a season high for goals against an opponent that finished sixth in the WCHA and was the fourth seed in the four-team regional.

The 18-year-old Schwartz was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2010 entry draft. He has 17 goals and 29 assists in 29 games in a season shortened by a broken ankle while playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships.

Boston College jumped on top at the 19-second mark on Hayes' goal. Colorado College answered with four straight goals in the first period, one each from the Schwartz brothers, and outscored the Eagles 3-1 in the second period to put the game away.

Michigan 3, Nebraska-Omaha 2 OT

The longer the replay review dragged on, the more certain Kevin Lynch became that Michigan 's season was still alive.

Lynch scored at 2:35 of overtime on a goal that required more than 10 minutes of scrutiny, giving the Wolverines a 3-2 victory over Nebraska-Omaha in the West Regional semifinals in St. Louis.

"I knew it was in, I was pointing at it and play was going on," Lynch said. "They took that long to review it, I figured it was going to be a goal."

The replay was never shown on the video boards or in the press box at the Scottrade Center, and the goal was announced as Lynch's on the P.A., then awarded to Greg Bayern on the statistic sheet and finally re-awarded to Lynch more than an hour after the game. Players loitered near their benches awaiting a decision.

It wasn't clear why it took officials so long to make a judgment on the replay or to make a call on the play itself. Lynch said he tipped the puck off a defender and past goalie John Faulkner after Bayern's shot from the point richocheted off the end boards and back in front.

Confusion and anticipation followed. There was no goal signal and Nebraska-Omaha carried the puck into the Michigan end before officials stopped play for a closer look.

Midway through the second semifinal between Boston College and Colorado College, the NCAA released a statement that said the puck crossed the goal line and then was swept out by Faulkner's pad. Not long after that, officials also credited the goal to Lynch.

"It's probably one of the toughest ways to lose, sitting there waiting for that call," Faulkner said. "Once they make that call it kind of sinks your heart."

Lynch also scored the tying goal in the second period and Louie Caporusso had a goal and an assist for Michigan (27-10-4), playing in its 21st consecutive NCAA tournament under coach Red Berenson.

Rich Purslow and Alex Hudson scored for Nebraska-Omaha (21-16-2), which lost five of six to end its season. The Mavericks made only their second NCAA appearance.

"It was a tough way to lose a game and end your season, on a goal that maybe was not conclusive," Nebraska-Omaha coach Dean Blais said.

Nebraska-Omaha scored on two of its first four shots, with Purslow getting an unassisted short-handed goal and Hudson converting a one-timer at 8:18.

Michigan, which has 13 NHL draft picks, has won 10 of 11. Goalie Shawn Hunwick stopped the last 25 shots for his 20th win.

Lynch had a goal disallowed last March in a 3-2 double-overtime loss to Miami of Ohio in the Midwest Regional final.

The overtime had an ominous start for Michigan, which had to kill off a boarding penalty on Matt Rust in the opening shift.

Neither team had many scoring chances down the stretch in regulation, with both teams managing only three shots the last nine minutes.

Yale 2, Air Force 1

Chad Ziegler scored 3:16 into overtime to lift top-seeded Yale over No. 4 Air Force 2-1 in the opening round of the East Regional in Bridgeport, Conn.

The Bulldogs (28-6-1) advanced to play No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

After a pair of saves by Air Force goalie Jason Torf, Ziegler dived and knocked in the loose puck to give the host team the win. Nick Jaskowiak assisted on the game winner.

Yale took a 1-0 lead at 7:28 of the second period on a goal from Brian O'Neill, who deflected in a shot from Jaskowiak.

The Falcons (20-12-6) tied it at 18:34 of the period, with Sean Bertsch scoring unassisted on a wraparound goal.

Each team took five shots on net in the third period.

Minnesota-Duluth 2, Union 0

Kenny Reiter made 32 saves and the University of Minnesota-Duluth beat Union College at its own game -- power-play goals -- for a 2-0 victory in the East Regional in Bridgeport, Conn.

Kyle Schmidt and Justin Fontaine scored man-advantage goals for the Bulldogs (23-10-6).

Union (26-9-4) has the top-ranked power play in the nation, converting 31.1 percent of its opportunities. But it went 0-for-9 in its first Division I appearance in the tournament, including 0-for-4 in the first period.

"Come into it we knew [the power play] was their forte, and shutting them down early definitely gave us confidence going into the second and third period," said Reiter, who posted his third shutout of the season and sixth of his career.

Mike Montgomery and Mike Seidel assisted on the goal. Schmidt scored on the power play in the first period on a redirected shot. Fontaine added his goal at 6:24 of the third period, with assists from Justin Faulk and J.T. Brown.

UMD was 2-for-8 on the power play.

"You always want to win the special-teams battles and that's what we did today," said Fontaine, who scored his goal after it deflected off goalie Keith Kinkaid's mask and landed in front of him.

Kinkaid finished with 28 saves.

"We had a lot of good chances early in the game," Union coach Nate Leaman said. "I didn't expect it to be a total power play-penalty kill game.

"They out executed us on the special teams and that was the difference in the game," he said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.