Sunday, April 9, 2017

Heartbreak Ends a Great Season

3-2 UMD Falls to Denver in Championship

16 seconds. What can happen in 16 seconds?

For the Bulldogs of UMD, they can look back at 16 seconds of the 2017 National Championship game against Denver and say 16 seconds likely cost them the game.

Call it what you will: a team let down, a brain fart, or just unfocused, it was 16 short seconds of play in the second period Saturday night that gave Denver a 2-0 lead that they never relinquished.

Disappointing for UMD players and fans alike. But the chances were there for a Bulldog come back and the game never did seem out of reach.

“Yeah, I think that the third period really showed what we had. We had our chances, in these kinds of games, you need some bounces and we didn’t get them,” said UMD senior defenseman Carson Soucy.

The whole season it was a see-saw battle of #1 and #2 in the PWR for UMD and DU and in the end, Denver won out in a good hockey game for the fans. Albeit, not the way the Bulldogs wanted it to end.

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