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Providence wins its first NCAA hockey title with 4-3 win over Boston
Providence wins its first NCAA hockey title with 4-3 win over Boston

Boston University goalie Matt O'Connor gave up a tying own goal on a fluke play in the third period, then Brandon Tanev scored with 6:17 left and Providence beat the Terriers, 4-3, on Saturday night for its first NCAA hockey title. It was the third consecutive year that the NCAA has crowned a first-time champion at the Frozen Four. BU was seeking its sixth championship in a virtual home game when O'Connor easily gloved a puck that was lofted in by Kyle McKenzie from the red line. But he then lost track of the puck, dropping it and allowing it to fall underneath him. He slid backward to protect the net and wound up knocking it in with 8:36 to play. Tanev scored off a...

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