Quinnipiac Beats Minnesota, Wins NCAA Hockey Title 10 Seconds Into OT

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The NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament ended on an exciting note between the Quinnipiac Bobcats and Minnesota Golden Gophers.

However, it ended so quickly, some fans probably hadn’t even made it back to their seats.

The Golden Gophers were up 2-1 late in the third period when the Bobcats made the gutsy call to pull the goalie with more than three minutes left in regulation.

It’s nice to see that kind of bold call pay off. Minnesota fans might disagree with that though.

The goal gave fans their money’s worth. It was the first time the Men’s National Championship game has gone to overtime since 2011 when Minnesota Duluth defeated the Michigan Wolverines.

Perhaps that was a good omen because the Wolverines were the team the Bobcats defeated to reach the Championship.

So, fans settled back in their seats ready for a lengthy, tense overtime as these two teams duked it out for a National Title.

Welp. Quinnipiac had other ideas.

Wow. Just wow (also, someone get that referee an ice pack).

That pass from the D-Man through the neutral zone to the dude streaking into the zone was nice. But then the cross-ice feed for the GWG? There was just nothing Minnesota’s goalie could do to keep Quinnipiac’s Jacob Quillan from finding twine.

What a finish to an unbelievable game. This marks the first time Quinnipiac has won a national title. That’s not just a hockey tile either. It was the first time they’ve won any national title. As far as hockey is concerned, that’s kind of nuts. They’ve been a top program for a while.

Just an incredible way to wrap up the college hockey season, but apologies to OutKick fan favorite and big Golden Gopher fan Allie Rae.

That’s a tough way for your team to go down.

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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