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2013 Frozen Four: Quinnipiac off to hot start with 2-0 lead less than six minutes in

Jordan Samuels-Thomas and Ben Arnt have scored a goal each to give Quinnipiac a 2-0 lead early in the first period against St. Cloud in the second Frozen Four semifinal.

Justin K. Aller

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.