TOLEDO, Ohio - Joey Benik had two goals and an assist to help fourth-seeded St. Cloud State beat top-seeded Notre Dame 5-1 on Saturday in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals.
The Huskies (24-15-1) will face Miami (Ohio) or Minnesota State on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. Benik, Cory Thorson and Jonny Brodzinski scored on St. Cloud State's first seven shots of the second period to make it 4-0. Ben Hanowski also scored, and Ryan Faragher made 17 saves. Mike Voran had a short-handed goal in the third period for Notre Dame (25-13-3). The Irish entered the game with a seven-game winning streak after winning the final Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament championship.
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