The University of Minnesota's men's hockey team lost to Yale at Van Andel Stadium Friday, knocking them out of the NCAA tournament and leaving them without the national title yet another year, the Pioneer Press said.
The first round upset was a close game decided in overtime by junior center Jesse Root with a surprise goal securing Yale a 3-2 victory over the Gophers, the Pioneer Press said.
The No. 2 seed Gophers finished the season with a record of 26-9-5, KARE 11 said.
The last time the U of M's men's hockey team brought home the NCAA championship title was 2003 with this year's loss marking a decade of losing seasons, the Pioneer Press said.
"It's a tough loss," Gophers captain Zach Budish said. "It just sucks to go out this way," the Pioneer Press reported.
Yale will move on to battle North Dakota in the regional final Saturday for a chance to compete for the title in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.