Frozen Four: Yale wins national championship with 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac

Yale celebrates following their overtime win over UMass Lowell. The Bulldogs had reason again to celebrate Saturday night as they won the school's first ever NCAA Championship - Justin K. Aller

Yale University became the first Ivy League school to win the NCAA Hockey Championship since Harvard in 1989. The Bulldogs are the first school from the ECAC to win since Harvard.

Yale University became the lowest seed to ever win a national championship Saturday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. Clinton Bourbonais, Charles Orzetti, Andrew Miller and Jesse Root scored a goal each for the Bulldogs as Yale downed Quinnipiac 4-0.

Yale senior goaltender Jeff Malcolm recorded the shutout, making 36 saves. The Bulldogs defeated the tournament's number one overall seed, Quinnipiac.

Yale senior captain Andrew Miller was named the most outstanding player of the Frozen Four. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native notched two goals and two assists in the Frozen Four, including the overtime game winner to send the Bulldogs to the title game.


First Period:

No scoring

Shots: Quinnipiac 11, Yale 9

Second Period:

1-0 Yale 19:56: Clinton Bourbonais (Gus Young) -- Bulldogs take a 1-0 lead late in the second period as Bourbonais is able to tip a shot from the point by Young past Quinnipiac goaltender Eric Hartzell.

Shots: Quinnipiac 15, Yale 14

Third Period:

2-0 Yale 3:35: Charles Orzetti (Bourbonais, Antoine Laganiere) -- Orzetti carries the puck into the zone and sends a long-range shot towards the Quinnipiac net. Hartzell makes the initial stop, but Orzetti follows his rebound and is able to score from an odd angle -- almost on the goal-line -- to Hartzell's right.

3-0 Yale 9:03: Andrew Miller (Kenny Agostino) -- Frozen Four MVP Andrew Miller notches the dagger for the Bulldogs after being sprung on a break away by Agostino. Miller does the rest going in all alone and slipping the puck through Hartzell's five-hole.

4-0 Yale 13:02: Jesse Root (Miller, Rob O'Gara) -- Miller finds himself on the score-sheet again as he chips the puck ahead to Jesse Root, and the Pittsburgh native seals the deal in his hometown, depositing the puck in the empty net to ice the victory.

Shots: Quinnipiac 10, Yale 8

Overall Shots: Quinnipiac 36, Yale 31

Saves: Hartzell (Quinnipiac) 27, Jeff Malcolm (Yale) 36


Jeff Cox and Andy Johnson contributed to this report.

Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation. Jeff will have more reaction, recaps and analysis after the post-game press conferences.

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