Michigan Tech falls to Denver in NCAA hockey tournament

The Detroit News

Colin Staub scored twice as Denver opened a four-goal lead in the first period and went on to defeat Michigan Tech, 5-2, Saturday in Midwest Region NCAA Tournament game in Cincinnati.

Michigan Tech's Matt Roy skates away from as Denver celebrates Colin Staub's second goal during the first period Saturday in the regional semifinals of the NCAA college hockey tournament in Cincinnati. Denver won 5-2.

Emil Romig, Tyson McClellan and Will Butcher also had goals for Denver (30-7-4), which advances to the Midwest Region final against Penn State.  Gavin Gould and Jake Lucchini scored second-period goals for Tech (25-15-7).

Tanner Jaillet made 18 saves for Denver; Tech's Angus Redmond had 29 saves.