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March 29, 2014

Mavericks knocked out of NCAA tournament

WORCESTER, MASS. — Connor Hellebuyck, UMass Lowell’s 6-foot-4 star goaltender, was the difference in the game on Saturday, as he ended Minnesota State’s season in the first round of the NCAA hockey tournament.

Hellebuyck stopped 34 shots for a 2-1 victory of the Mavericks. He was 11 seconds short of a shutout.

Minnesota State goaltender Cole Huggins was nearly as good as Hellebuyck, also stopping 34 shots.

The only puck to get by Huggins was Joe Pendenza’s short-handed breakaway goal at 12:54 of the first period.

Lowell's Zack Kamrass added an empty-net goal in the final minute. With 10.8 seconds to play, MSU's Zach Stepan scored a power-play goal, finally getting a puck behind Hellebuyck.

Minnesota State finishes the season 26-14-1. It was their first loss in 14 games, ending an unbeaten streak that began on Feb. 1.

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