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Kids Korbinian Holzer Jersey Karson Kuhlman had a goal and an assist, and the Bulldogs beat Notre Dame 2-1 on Saturday night to win the school’s second NCAA hockey championship.
The Bulldogs, who lost in last year’s final and were the last team invited to this year’s tournament, held on to beat Notre Dame for the men’s championship. They were the only non-Big Ten team in the Frozen Four.
Andrew Oglevie scored and Cale Morris made 33 saves for Notre Dame (28-10-2), winless in two national title games. The Irish lost to Boston College in 2008.
They became that team of destiny that you’re always hoping to be at the end of the year, Notre Dame coach Jeff Jackson said.
Minnesota Duluth lost to Denver in last year’s championship. The Bulldogs had seven seniors on that team, and then three underclassmen departed early for the NHL, including their starting goaltender.
Butler suggested the Patriots probably would have won if he played. He led New England in defensive snaps during the regular season, but in what proved to be his final game with the Patriots, he wasn’t on the field in the Super Bowl.
I never missed a game. Never missed practice or anything like that. Would we have won if I played? Probably. Maybe. I’m not sure, Butler said during an episode of SI: Under the Cover, via NESN. I would say we were short about one or two plays and I saw a couple plays out there I could have made.
Following the Super Bowl, there was speculation as to why Butler had been benched, but neither Butler nor coach Bill Belichick would open up about the incident. Butler was listed on the Patriots’ injury report with an illness the week before the Super Bowl and arrived in Minnesota one day after the team.
The only explanation Butler previously shared was when speaking with reporters after he signed a five-year contract with the Titans earlier this month. He said he never got a reason and wasn’t as locked in as (he) should be.