Mason Bergh sent the puck to Yoon, who put it towards Gooch as he was soaring down the slot. Austin Rueschhoff scored his second of the game with Gorsuch on the bench with remaining to make itbut the Tigers held off the WMU rush with an extra skater for the final of the contest. Michaud opened the scoring with a power-play goal with remaining in the first period.
AIC killed another penalty, and continued to defend well; junior goalkeeper Zackarias Skog was sharp when needed, stopping 13 shots in the frame.
In the third, with pressure mounting, the Huskies finally broke through on their fourth power play, as Easton Brodzinski's pass in front deflected off of a Yellow Jacket and into the net at to make it The goal was Brodzinski's 16th of the season.
The Huskies kept pushing, but the Yellow Jackets kept the top-seeded team at bay; Skog made 14 saves, including several in the final when St. Cloud had Hrenak on the bench for a sixth skater, to earn the win.
Overall, since the field expanded to 16 teams in , AIC is the fifth team to win its debut out of 17 first-time entrants. The win marked the third time in five years that a 16 seed had sank the top team, and all three come from Atlantic Hockey, with RIT downing Minnesota State in and Air Force defeating St.
Cloud State in Christensen extended his own single-season record for points in a campaign in the Division I-era with 47 and assists with As a team, the squad has set a standard in the Division I-era with goals in 40 games, well ahead of the team's goals that had been the high-water mark.
The team has obliterated the wins record as well, reaching the victory plateau for the first time in the Division I-era.
The 23 victories are second-most in any season in the program's history, trailing just the 24 in McBride made his th appearance in an AIC uniform, breaking the record set by last season's captain, '18, for most games in program history.
The Yellow Jackets beat a national no.