Union College celebrating their first National Championship (Photo c/o Melissa Wade)
The most underappreciated team in college hockey all-season long showed the nation why they are now a national power as the Union Dutchmen beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-4 Saturday night in Philadelphia to capture their program’s first national title.Star defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said it best after the game.
“I said earlier this week that we never looked at ourselves as a Cinderella,” Gostisbehere said. “We looked at ourselves as Union College. We’re just a team trying to win the national title and I guess we proved all those people wrong.”
Gostisbehere finished the game with one goal, two assists and was plus-seven.
It was the Gophers though that drew first blood scoring at 2:37 of the first period courtesy of freshman forward Justin Kloos. Union goaltender Colin Stevens had trouble with the initial Minnesota shot from Nate Condon. Kloos crashed the net and pounced on the lose puc...