Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac final score, results: Jacob Quillan brings Bobcats 1st NCAA hockey title with OT goal (2023)

TAMPA, Fla. — The third time was the charm for Quinnipiac.

Forward Jacob Quillan's goal 10 seconds into overtime brought the school its first national championship, a 3-2 victory over Minnesota in the 2023 title game Saturday night.

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Quinnipiac forward Sam Lipkin found Quillan cutting to the net, and the sophomore tucked the puck around the outstretched pad of Minnesota goaltender Justen Close for the golden goal.


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— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) April 9, 2023

For the first time in program history, we are NATIONAL. CHAMPIONS.#BobcatNation x #MFrozenFour pic.twitter.com/DlTXZAXJ2K

— Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey (@QU_MIH) April 9, 2023

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This was the program's third national title appearance in the last 10 years.

The win avenged Quinnipiac's previous trip to the Frozen Four in Tampa. It lost to North Dakota in the 2016 championship. Quinnipiac also fell in 2013 in the title game to Yale.

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The Bobcats battled back from a 2-0 deficit to grab the win. Forward Collin Graf scored with under three minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime.

Quinnipiac goaltender Yaniv Perets, a finalist for the Mike Richter Award, made 13 saves in the winning effort.Close ended the game with 27 stops.

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The Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac NCAA hockey championship game.

Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac score


Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac live updates, highlights from 2023 NCAA hockey championship

(All times Eastern.)

FINAL: Quinnipiac 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

10:43 p.m.: GOAL! Jacob Quillan is the overtime hero as Quinnipiac wins. The Bobcats score just 10 seconds into overtime to knock off Minnesota and win the 2023 national championship. Lipkin fed Quillan cutting to the net and the forward beat Close on the backhand for the win. The first title in Quinnipiac history.


📺 ESPN2#MFrozenFour x @QU_MIH pic.twitter.com/tN2CjZEJjP

— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) April 9, 2023

10:42 p.m.:Overtime, here we go. The next goal wins the 2023 national championship.

10:36 p.m.:The 2023 title game is the first national championship to require overtime since 2011. That year, Minnesota-Duluth defeated Michigan 3-2 in the final thanks to a game-winner from Kyle Schmidt.

10:33 p.m.:For the national championship game, it is a full 20-minute overtime period that is played at 5 on 5. The first team to score wins the game. If the game remains tied after the first overtime period, it goes to a second 20-minute OT period, then a third, and so on until a goal is scored.

End of the third period: Minnesota 2, Quinnipiac 2

10:26 p.m.:Sixty minutes is not enough to decide the national championship as Minnesota and Quinnipiac head to overtime. Graf's goal with under three minutes left in the third forced the extra period.

10:25 p.m.:Under one minute to go in regulation.

10:21 p.m.: GOAL!As the Cooley penalty expires, Graf beats Close with a shot through his five-hole to tie the game. Close has been so good this period, but he'll want that one back. It's now a tied game with 2:47 remaining.Minnesota 2, Quinnipiac 2.

Graf’s Goal 🤯#BobcatNation x #NCAAHockey pic.twitter.com/1cqpxpQfk7

— Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey (@QU_MIH) April 9, 2023

10:20 p.m.:Perets to the bench with 3:22. Quinnipiac has a 6 on 4 for 36 seconds, then 6 on 5.

10:19 p.m.:Quinnipiac takes its timeout with 3:22 left in the game and 36 seconds remaining of power-play time.

10:18 p.m.: The puck comes to Graf at the left dot, but his one-timer is shrugged off by Close. The Minnesota goaltender has gotten better and better as the game has gone on.

10:15 p.m.:A massive chance here for Quinnipiac as Cooley is called for high-sticking. He got tangled up with Lipkin in the offensive zone with his hands and stick in Lipkin's face. Quinnipiac goes to its second power play with 4:52 remaining in the game.

10:11 p.m.:Minnesota takes a timeout following an icing with 6:43 left in the third. One thing to monitor is how early Pecknold pulls Perets. The Quinnipiac coach is notoriously known for his early pulls to get the extra attacker on the ice, but will his strategy change in a title game?

10:09 p.m.:Minnesota nearly made it a 3-1 on an odd man rush, but Snuggerud's shot sails wide. A slick feed from Knies gets Snuggerud the puck with Perets on the ground, but his attempt missed to the left.

10:08 p.m.:Quinnipiac is throwing anything and everything on net, but Close has looked the sharpest he has all night.

10:04 p.m.:There are under 10 minutes left in the game and Minnesota remains ahead of Quinnipiac 2-1. The Golden Gophers have been dedicated to the defensive game this period.

9:58 p.m.:Quinnipiac may be known as the better defensive team, but Minnesota is diving to get in passing and shooting lanes constantly. The Golden Gophers are giving the Bobcats a little taste of their own medicine.

9:55 p.m.:Quinnipiac kills off the Brind'Amour penalty. Perets was forced to make a couple of strong saves on the kill.

9:52 p.m.:Minnesota heads to the power play 3:17 into the third. Brind'Amour gets his second penalty of the night as he is called for hooking. The Golden Gophers did not capitalize on their only other man-advantage situation.

9:50 p.m.:Quinnipiac picking up in the third where it left in the second, getting pucks and bodies to Close. It will be intriguing to see early on if Minnesota sits back and plays it safe with a one-goal lead, or if the team stays aggressive offensively.

9:47 p.m.:The third period is underway.

9:42 p.m.:Minnesota has not lost this season when holding the lead heading into the third. If that trend stays, the Golden Gophers will win the program its sixth national title. Quinnipiac is looking to break that streak and win its first national championship.

End of the second period: Minnesota 2, Quinnipiac 1

9:31 p.m.:After two periods, Minnesota remains ahead of Quinnipiac, leading 2-1. The Bobcats found their footing and ramped up the pressure in the middle frame, outshooting the Golden Gophers 11-5 in the period, but remain down by one heading into the final 20 minutes. The two teams exchanged goals in the second, with Nelson getting the Minnesota goal and Tellier registering the Quinnipiac tally.

9:26 p.m.:A great individual effort by Matthew Knies to get a zone entry leads to a shot by Kurth, but Perets flashes the glove stop with just over two minutes left in the period. The Minnesota's top line of Knies-Cooley-Snuggerud has been contained quite well by Quinnipiac.

9:19 p.m.:Minnesota kills off the Snuggerud minor, but not without giving up a couple of close chances. Quinnipiac was having success throwing pucks on net and getting bodies in front. One shot from Sam Lipkin was blocked by a Minnesota defender, went up in the air, but landed just to the side of the net and was cleared by Minnesota before a second attempt was made.

9:15 p.m.:Quinnipiac goes to its first power play of the game with 7:48 left in the middle frame. Jimmy Snuggerud sits two minutes for tripping.

9:12 p.m.:Minnesota nearly went back up two, but Kurth missed a shot from the slot. Rhett Pitlick threw a pass on net, but it got blocked and sat in between the hashes. Kurth picked it up and got the open look, but Perets came out aggressively and forced the shot wide.

9:11 p.m.:Both sides finally look settled in. It's been much crisper play in the second than in the first.

9:06 p.m.: GOAL!Less than three minutes later and Quinnipiac gets on the board. Zach Metsa fired a puck on net from the boards and Cristophe Tellier tips it in. The Bobcats are starting to get more pucks and pressure on Close, and they make it a one-goal game with 13:39 remaining in the second.Minnesota 2, Quinnipiac 1.

Pucks 👏 On 👏 Net#BobcatNation x #MFrozenFour pic.twitter.com/156LcSNxvt

— Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey (@QU_MIH) April 9, 2023

9:02 p.m.: GOAL!Minnesota doubles its lead with a goal by Jaxon Nelson at the side of the net. An offensive zone win for the Golden Gophers gets the puck back to Brock Faber at the point. His shot misses the net, but Nelson puts it into the net off the boards. Just as Quinnipiac started to settle in, an icing brings the puck into its zone and Minnesota goes up by two just 4:24 into the second.Minnesota 2, Quinnipiac. 0.

NELLY BABY pic.twitter.com/gR7XjUtbhA

— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) April 9, 2023

9:01 p.m.:Quinnipiac already has four shots on goal less than four minutes into the second period. That's as many as they had the entire first period. A much better frame so far from Pecknold's crew.

8:58 p.m.: Quinnipiac got more offensive zone time in the first minute and a half of the second than I think they did the entire first. A couple of shots stopped by Close, but he's giving up rebounds.

8:57 p.m.:The second period is a go from Tampa.

End of the first period: Minnesota 1, Quinnipiac 0

8:40 p.m.:After 20 minutes, it's 1-0 Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were the better team in the period, but neither were playing their A-game. Minnesota managed just seven shots on Perets while Quinnipiac only got four on Close. John Mittelstadt's tally is the only one of the period.

8:35 p.m.:Collin Graf gets Quinnipiac's best look so far in the period, cutting to the inside and ripping a shot through traffic, but Close is up to the task. Not a ton of Grade-A chances on either side.

8:29 p.m.:Lots of icings in this one. Quinnipiac's passing has been worse, but Minnesota's hasn't been as crisp as usual either.

8:22 p.m.:It's all Minnesota in the early going. The Golden Gophers are winning puck battles and getting sustained pressure in the offensive zone. Quinnipiac's passing has been sloppy and the team has not been as good as usual on the forecheck. Shots are 5-1 Minnesota with less than nine minutes left.

8:13 p.m.: GOAL!Minnesota strikes first as John Mittelstadt puts home a loose puck in the crease. A drive to the net by Connor Kurth pulled Perets out of his net and on the wrap-around attempt, Mittelstadt knocked it in. The play started from a bad turnover by Quinnipiac defenseman Jayden Lee. Just 4:35 into the championship and the Golden Gophers have the lead.Minnesota 1, Quinnipiac 0.

GOPHS STRIKE FIRST!!!!! @JohnMittelstadt SCORES!!!

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— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) April 9, 2023

8:08 p.m.:Quinnipiac kills off the Brind'Amour penalty. Excellent job by the Bobcats penalty killers, who never really let the Golden Gophers get set in the offensive zone.

8:06 p.m.:Just two minutes for head contact given to Brind'Amour. Not at all the start Quinnipiac needed against a high-powered Minnesota power play.

8:05 p.m.:Just 21 seconds into the game and the officials are reviewing a penalty play on Quinnipiac forward Skyler Brind'Amour.

8:04 p.m.:Puck is down and the national championship is underway.


7:50 p.m.:Here's how the two sides lineup tonight.

How Minnesota and Quinnipiac will line up tonight for the national championship pic.twitter.com/DNfD5CgHgQ

— Patrick Donnelly (@PatDonn12) April 8, 2023

7:40 p.m.:The difference in NHL draft talent is evident on these two sides. Minnesota has 14 NHL draft picks, including first-round picks in Logan Cooley, Jimmy Snuggerud and Ryan Chesley. Meanwhile, Quinnipiac has just three total draft picks on its team.

7:25 p.m.:The projected starters in net tonight are Justen Close for Minnesota and Yaniv Perets for Quinnipiac. Perets is 33-4-3 with a 1.48 GAA (first in nation) and .932 SV% (second in nation) while Close is 26-9-1 this year with a 1.99 GAA and .928 SV% (both fourth in nation).

7:05 p.m.:Quinnipiac and Minnesota have only ever played each other once before in any capacity. That contest came in December of 2000, when the Golden Gophers thumped the Bobcats 11-2.

7 p.m.:Both teams arrive to Amalie Arena looking for a national championship win. Minnesota owns a record this year of 29-9-1, while Quinnipiac boasts an impressive mark of 33-4-3.

A National Championship welcome 🤩#BobcatNation x #MFrozenFour pic.twitter.com/x9Z6SkDbF4

— Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey (@QU_MIH) April 8, 2023

Dapper. Stylish. Ready.#PrideOnIce pic.twitter.com/ClxqVsupul

— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) April 8, 2023

Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac start time

  • Time: 8p.m. ET

The puck drops at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

What channel is Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac on today?

  • TV channel (U.S.):ESPN2

Every Frozen Four game will be broadcast on ESPN2, including the championship game.

The game is not available to watch on TV in Canada.

How to live stream Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac

  • Live stream (U.S.):ESPN+,Fubo
  • Live stream (Canada):TSN+

For those looking to stream Frozen Four games, they will be available on ESPN+ and the ESPN app.

Fans can also stream the event onFubo. Fubo carries ESPN and ESPN2and also offers a free trial, so hockey fans tuning in to the main broadcast can use the streaming service throughout the tournament.

Canadian viewers can stream the championship game on TSN+.

Where is the 2023 Frozen Four?

  • Location: Tampa, Fla.
  • Venue:Amalie Arena

This year's Frozen Four is down south. The NCAA men's hockey tournament is playing its final three games in Tampa, Fla.

Amalie Arena is hosting the 2023 Frozen Four, the home arena of the NHL's Lightning. This is the third time the venue is hosting the event; the 2012 and 2016 Frozen Fours took place at the arena as well.

Minnesota vs. Quinnipiac odds

  • Minnesota:-1.5 (+136)
  • Quinnipiac:+1.5 (-192)
  • O/U:6.0

Minnesota enters the national championship as the favorite over Quinnipiac,according to Sports Interaction.


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