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North Dakota beats Quinnipiac 5-1 for 8th NCAA hockey title

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Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig spits water after giving up a goal to North Dakota during the third period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig spits water after giving up a goal to North Dakota during the third period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Drake Caggiula scored twice in the third period and Brock Boeser had a goal and three assists to help North Dakota win its eighth NCAA hockey championship, 5-1 over top-seeded Quinnipiac on Saturday night.

Cam Johnson had 32 saves for the Fighting Hawks (34-6-4). They won their first national title since 2000 to pull within one of Michigan for the record.

Caggiula scored in each of North Dakota's four tournament wins. He also had two goals in a 4-2 victory over Denver that sent the Fighting Hawks into the Frozen Four final for the 13th time.

Quinnipiac (32-4-7) lost in the title game for the second time in four seasons. The Bobcats trailed 2-1 entering the third period, but their hopes for a first championship faded quickly when Caggiula beat goalie Michael Garteig twice in just over two minutes to break the game open before a crowd of 19,358.

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