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Pointers advance to Frozen Four with 5-2 win over Adrian

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The UW-Stevens Point men's hockey team advances to the Frozen Four in Lake Placid, N.Y. after defeating Adrian College 5-2 on Saturday in the NCAA DIII quarterfinals.

Pointers sophomore Kelly O'Brien got things rolling first with a backhanded shot just 1:09 into the game.

Freshman forward Zach Zech followed that up midway through the first with back-to-back goals in a span of 4:31 to put Point up 3-0.

Adrian closed in with less than 30 seconds remaining in the first period. Taylor McCloy scored for the Bulldogs to cut into the Pointers lead.

Adrian got within one, but Stevens Point pulled ahead.

Senior goaltender Max Milosek recorded 32 saves for the Pointers.

UW-Stevens Point advances and will face Salve Regina in the semifinal round on Friday, March 23.

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