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CC Wins! Tigers Stun UND, 4-3, in Overtime

CC Wins! Tigers Stun UND, 4-3, in Overtime

Maybe it's premature to start thinking of Colorado College as a team of destiny, but the time certainly is getting close.

The Tigers, left for dead by many less than a week ago a 5-3 playoffloss in Denver, are surging with life in a post-season on the heels of a stunning 4-3 overtime victory Thursday night over the University of North Dakota in the quarterfinals of the 2013 WCHA Final Five.

Sophomore defenseman Peter Stoykewych's low wrist shot from the right point found its way through traffic and caromed off the skate of a UND defender past startled goaltender Clarke Saunders 4:52 into the sudden-death session. And, while officials took a couple minutes to look at the replay, there never was any reason to doubt that the tally would stand.

The next obstacle standing in the way of CC's quest for its first-ever Broadmoor Trophy is No. 1-ranked and hometown favorite University of Minnesota in Friday's semifinal at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., where a crowd of 17,038 witnessed Thursday's upset.

Senior goaltender Joe Howe stood on his head again, kicking out 29 of the 32 shots he faced. Third-seeded, No. 6-ranked and three-time defending Final Five champion UND spent a good part of the contest buzzing in Colorado College's zone, but Howe and his teammates held their ground except for a pair of goals by freshman Drake Caggiula and one by senior Danny Kristo.

For more, see http://www.cctigers.com/news/2013/3/21/MHOCK_0321131802.aspx