POTSDAM — The last time a No. 1 seed failed to reach the semifinals was Clarkson in 2001, when it lost to 10th-seeded Vermont in three games in the first round.
History repeated itself Sunday night at Cheel Arena, and the Golden Knights won’t be defending their ECAC Hockey tournament title.
David McIntyre scored his second goal of the game 7:36 into the second overtime, lifting eighth-seeded Colgate to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights to win their ECAC Hockey tournament quarterfinal series, 2-1.
The Raiders (18-16-6), who were outshot, 54-32, will face Princeton in the semifinals Friday at Albany’s Times Union Center. The Tigers swept the season series, including a 7-2 victory at Hobey Baker Rink Feb. 22.
Colgate is making its fourth trip to Albany in five years. The Raiders missed last year.
“I’m so proud of our players,” Colgate coach Don Vaughan said in a telephone interview. “We played six games in the last 10 days. I’m really happy for everyone, more so for our senior class. They have been important to our program. They logged a lot of minutes. And now, we get a return trip to Albany.”
McIntyre picked up a loose puck at the Clarkson blue line, and fired a shot from the slot past goalie David Leggio, capping the Raiders’ second straight series in which they rallied to win the final two games after losing the opener. Colgate lost Game 1 in the first round to St. Lawrence before winning two straight.
Clarkson (21-12-4) won the opener, 1-0. Colgate won Game 2, 4-3.
Chris D’Alvise scored a short-handed goal midway through the first period to give the Knights the lead, but Tyler Burton tied it with a power-play goal 1:14 into the second period. McIntyre made it 2-1 late in the second.
Scott Freeman tied it at 4:57 of the third.
Colgate goalie Mark Dekanich was outstanding, making 52 saves.
The Raiders are the lowest seed to reach the semifinals since Clarkson was the ninth seed in 2004.
no. 3 harvard 3,
no. 6 quinnipiac 1
BOSTON — Mike Taylor scored twice and had an assist, and goalie Kyle Richter made 26 saves to help the Crimson beat the Bobcats to cap a wild series and advance to the semifinals for the seventh time in eight years.
The Crimson (16-12-4) will face fifth-seeded Cornell (18-13-3) in the semifinals Friday. Harvard swept Cornell during the regular season.
Harvard (16-12-4) missed the semifinals last year, ending a six-year run. They had made the final five straight years, winning the championship three times.
Taylor gave the Crimson a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal at 13:07 of the first period. Quinnipiac (20-15-4) tied it on Bryan Leitch’s goal at 10:57 of the second period.
But Rogers, who was injured and had been questionable to be in the lineup, snapped the tie 38 seconds later with a power-play goal.
Taylor sealed the win with his 12th goal of the season with 5:15 left in the game.
Richter was outstanding in the third period, making 17 saves.
The teams combined for 26 goals. Harvard won Friday’s opener, 11-0, but Quinnipiac evened the series Saturday with a 7-4 victory.
Quinnipiac, which played in the tournament final last season, was picked to finish second this season.
no. 2 princeton 4,
no. 7 yale 0
PRINCETON, N.J. — Goalie Zane Kalemba recorded his second shutout of the series, leading the
Tigers past the Bulldogs to earn their first semifinal berth since 1999.
Kalemba, who made 30 saves in Friday’s 3-0 victory, stopped 31 shots in the series clincher. He had 25 of those saves over the final two periods.
Brett Wilson scored a power-play goal at 3:27 of the first period, just five seconds after Yale’s Jeff Anderson was called for boarding. Cam MacIntyre made it 2-0 with 5:36 left in the first.
Brandan Kushniruk made it 3-0 late in the second, and Matt Arhontas scored the game’s final goal in the third.
Yale goalie Billy Blase made 28 saves.