Pittsburgh-- Quinnipiac, the tournament's number one overall seed, is off to a quick start in the second semifinal at the 2013 Frozen Four at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Jordan Samuels-Thomas has staked Quinnipiac out to an early 1-0 lead. The junior from Windsor, Conn. slammed a wraparound past St. Cloud sophomore goaltender Ryan Faragher. The goal was scored just 1:49 into the game.
Less than five minutes later, the Bobcats increased their lead to two when Ben Arnt snuck the puck past Faragher. Samuels-Thomas assisted on the goal, his second point of the night.
It is very early, but if Quinnipiac holds on to the lead, it will create an all-Connecticut and all-ECAC final. An ECAC team had not made the Frozen Four Finals since 1990 when Colgate lost to Wisconsin. A team from Connecticut had never made the finals before tonight when Yale advanced.
Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation coverage of the 2013 Frozen Four from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.