Denver vs. Minnesota State live score, updates, highlights for Frozen Four championship game
There is one final game in the 2021-22 NCAA Division I men’s hockey season — the NCAA championship Saturday night between Denver and Minnesota State.
The two teams will meet at TD Garden in Boston to conclude this season’s Frozen Four. Denver defeated Michigan 3-2 in overtime in the national semifinals on Carter Savoie’s goal. Minnesota State scored five unanswered goals in its 5-1 semifinal win over Minnesota.
The Pioneers are eyeing their ninth title in program history, which would tie the program with Michigan for the most in NCAA Division I history. The Mavericks are looking to make history of their own; the program has never hoisted the Division I title.
The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from Denver vs. Minnesota State in the Frozen Four championship game.
Denver vs. Minnesota State live updates, highlights from NCAA Frozen Four championship
Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay enters the game fresh off winning the 2022 Hobey Baker Award.
The senior beat out Denver’s Bobby Brink and Minnesota’s Ben Meyers for the honor. McKay set an NCAA record for wins in a season (he’s up to 38) and could add to it with a win tonight. In October, McKay set the NCAA record for career shutouts, surpassing Ryan Miller’s 26. He’s now at 34.
He’ll be in net Saturday night for the Mavericks. Magnus Chrona will be in the Pioneers’ crease.
When is the Denver vs. Minnesota State national championship game?
- Date: Saturday, April 9
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
The championship game will take place Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. ET.
How to watch the Denver vs. Minnesota State national championship game
The Denver-Minnesota State game will air live on ESPN2. Canadian viewers can watch the game on TSN.ca or through the TSN app.
For those looking to stream the Frozen Four game, it will be available on Watch ESPN, the ESPN app and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Where is the NCAA Frozen Four being played?
- TD Garden, Boston
TD Garden is the home of the NHL’s Bruins and NBA’s Celtics. This is the eighth time the city has hosted the event.
It’s also home to the annual Beanpot, the annual college hockey tournament featuring the four major college hockey schools of the Boston area — Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and Harvard.
Who are the past champions of the NCAA Frozen Four?
A number of programs have earned their first NCAA title over the past decade.
UMass, Union, Yale and Providence have won their first championship in the last 10 years. Go back another year, and Minnesota-Duluth earned its first national title in 2011. The Bulldogs later went back-to-back in 2018 and 2019.
On the flip side, Denver and North Dakota recently added their eighth title to their program histories. North Dakota came out on top in 2016, followed by Denver winning in 2017.
Here are all the Frozen Four tournament winners over the past 10 years:
- 2021: UMass
- 2020: Tournament canceled because of COVID-19
- 2019: Minnesota-Duluth
- 2018: Minnesota-Duluth
- 2017: Denver
- 2016: North Dakota
- 2015: Providence
- 2014: Union
- 2013: Yale
- 2012: Boston College