PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tom Parisi broke a tie on a power play goal with 5:01 left and Providence beat Denver 4-1 on Sunday night in the NCAA East Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four.
Providence (23-13-3) will face the winner of the Midwest Regional final between Nebraska-Omaha and Rochester Institute of Technology on April 9 in Boston. Boston University will play North Dakota in the other semifinal.
Noel Acciari opened the scoring on a power play with 5:38 left in the second period and Brandon Tanev and Kevin Rooney added empty-net goals for the Friars.
Acciari stuffed a backhander past Tanner Jaillet off a pass from Shane Luke.
Denver (24-14-2) tied it at 7:52 of the third on Joey LaLeggia’s power-play goal. LaLeggia’s shot hit the glass and the puck ricocheted in off goalie Jon Gillies’ back.
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