The Union College hockey team dropped a hard-fought, 2-0 decision to Minnesota Duluth in an NCAA East Region semifinal game Friday afternoon in Bridgeport, Conn. The Dutchmen's season comes to an end. Union won 26 games, capturing the ECAC regular season title and earning its first berth in the NCAA Division I tournament.
Union's Josh Jooris (7) passes the puck between two UMD players.
UMD goalie Kenny Reiter clears the puck in the third period.
UMD goalie Kenny Reiter controls the puck as Union's Kelly Zajak tries to get a shot off.
UMD's Mike Montgomery, left, and Union's Kevin Sullivan battle for the puck in the first period.
UMD's Justin Fontaine (37) scores a third-period goal as Union's Shawn Stuart tries to defend.
Keegan Flaherty (14) of UMD is pursued by Union's Jeremy Welsh.
UMD's Kyle Schmidt tries to control the puck as Union's Wayne Simpson and Mat Bodie trail.
Minnesota Duluth's Mike Connolly, left, checks Union's Adam Presizniuk in the first period.
Minnesota Duluth players celebrate their second goal to go ahead 2-0.
Union's Jeremy Welsh (27) tries to get a shot off against UMD goalie Kenny Reiter.
Union fans show their support from the stands.
Union coach Nate Leaman looks for answers as he stands behind, from left, Kevin Sullivan, Kelly Zajak and Adam Presizniuk.
Union College President Stephen C. Ainlay watches the final seconds tick away as Union ends its season.
Mike Connolly of Minnesota Duluth handles the puck in front of Union goalie Keith Kincaid and Greg Coburn (20).
Union players stand dejectedly after the final horn ended Friday's game.
Luke Cain of Union shakes hands with some young fans at the end of the game.
Union hockey fan Bob Herrick gives the thumbs-up sign before the game.