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Yale wins first hockey title

Published April 13, 2013 8:25 pm

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Pittsburgh • Jeff Malcolm stopped 36 shots and Yale won its first NCAA hockey championship with a 4-0 victory over top-seeded Quinnipiac on Saturday night.

Clinton Bourbonais, Charles Orzetti, Andrew Miller and Jesse Root scored for the Bulldogs (22-12-3), who avenged three earlier losses to the Connecticut-rival Bobcats (30-8-5) this season by stunning the nation's No. 1 team on the biggest stage of all.

Bourbonais scored with 4 seconds left in the second period to give Yale the lead, then the Bulldogs added three more in the third to win going away. Yale became the first ECAC team since Harvard in 1989 to capture the national title.

Quinnipiac's Eric Hartzell stopped 27 shots, but the Hobey Baker finalist was beaten between the legs three times, including a breakaway goal by Miller midway through the third to give Yale a commanding 3-0 lead.

The victory was sweet revenge for Yale after Quinnipiac dominated the season series, sweeping all three meetings and outscoring the Bulldogs 13-3.