ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Western Michigan hockey team fell to Minnesota-Duluth in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff Championship game, 3-0, on Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center.
UMD goalie Ryan Fanti made 25 saves to shutout the Broncos and was named the NCHC Frozen Faceoff MVP. Sophomore forward Ty Glover and junior defenseman Ronnie Attard represented the Broncos on the NCHC All-Tournament team.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 1-0 on an early goal by Dominic James at 5:26 in the first period. James go the puck in the UMD zone and skated all the way down, firing a shot that deflected off of a Bronco defenseman's stick and into the net.