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Denver beats Ferris State 6-3 to reach Frozen Four

Posted at 9:04 AM, Mar 28, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Blake Hillman broke a tie with 4:32 left and Denver beat Ferris State 6-3 on Sunday in the NCAA West Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four.

Nolan Zajac added another goal 25 seconds later, and Quentin Shore capped the scoring spree on a power-play with 2:27 left. Hillman, Dylan Gambrell and Danton Heinen each had a goal and two assists, and Trevor Moore also scored for the Pioneers (25-9-6).

Denver will face North Dakota in the national semifinals April 7 in Tampa, Florida. The Pioneers advanced to their 14th Frozen Four. They won the last of the eight national titles in 2005.

On Saturday night, Denver routed Boston University 7-2.

Gerald Mayhew, Corey Mackin and Kyle Shempp scored for Ferris State (20-15-6). The Bulldogs beat St. Cloud State 5-4 in overtime Saturday.