The Frozen Four matchup between Minnesota and Boston University on Thursday night produced a goal for history.
The Golden Gophers, the top seed in the tournament, were on the power play with the game tied 1-1 in the first period. Just seconds into having man advantage, Minnesota forward Aaron Huglen made a crazy no-look pass between his legs from the near post that landed perfectly on Rhett Pitlick’s stick. The striker buried the puck past Terrier goalkeeper Drew Commesso into the open net.
Huglen’s ninth assist of the season will be one Gopher fans will never forget.
Minnesota is looking to earn a spot in the NCAA championship game after losing to Minnesota State 5-1 last season in the Frozen Four.
Unseeded entering the tournament, Boston University defeated both Western Michigan 5-1 in the first round and Cornell 2-1 in the regional finals to win the matchup with the Gophers.
Aaaron Huglen plates THROUGH HIS LEGS for a beauty 😳 @GopherHockey pic.twitter.com/gWKRz8ctUM
— ESPN (@espn) April 6, 2023
The Terriers responded in the second period, tying the game 2–2 at the half on a power play goal by Jay O’Brien.
The winner of today’s matchup will take on the winner of the No. 2 Quinnipiac vs. No. 3 Michigan tilt.