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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/31/2024, Last updated: 3/31/2024
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NCAA Update: Gophers Lose in Regional Final

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In a rematch of last year's Frozen Four semifinal, seventh-ranked Minnesota dropped a 6-3 contest to second-ranked Boston University in the Sioux Falls Regional final held at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Saturday evening.

Minnesota (23-11-5), which ended BU's season last year, opened a 2-0 lead in the opening period on goals from Jaxon Nelson (who was named to the all-regional team) and Bryce Brodzinski. The Terriers (28-9-2) scored late in the period and added three more in the second frame to go into the third period with a 4-3 lead.

Minnesota applied pressure in the third but gave up two empty net goals to BU, who will face Denver in the Frozen Four semifinals in two weeks.