Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/30/13
TOLEDO, Ohio Seniors Curtis McKenzie, Marc Hagel and sophomore Cody Murphy scored even-strength goals while freshman goalie Ryan McKay stopped 20 shots as Miami beat Minnesota State, 4-0, Saturday evening in the NCAA Midwest regional semifinals at the Huntington Center. In a matchup of one of the nations top defenses against one of college hockeys most explosive offenses, defense won out. Miami blocked 28 shots in front of McKay to help him to his fourth shutout of the season. Minnesota St. (24-14-3) had not been shut out since March 3, 2012, before Saturday. The second-seeded RedHawks (25-11-5) advance to face fourth-seeded St. Cloud St. (24-15-1) in Sundays regional final for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh in two weeks. St. Cloud St. beat top-seeded Notre Dame 5-1 in Saturdays first semifinal. Sundays face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. Miami and St. Cloud St. will be members of the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference next season. McKenzie put Miami on the boar...
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