HOCKEY EAST SEMIFINALS
Maine 5, Boston University 2: Senior Dave Wilson made 21 saves in his third straight postseasonvictory, leading Maine to a 5-2 victory over defending nationalchampion Boston University in the semfinal round of the Hockey Easttournament Friday night at TD Garden.
Joey Diamond. Brian Flynn, Robby Dee, Dave deKastrozza and Tanner House scored for the Black Bears (19-16-3).
Wilson, Maine's third-string goalie during the regular season,celebrated his 25th birthday by winning his third game in a week. He isstarting because No. 1 goalie Scott Darlin was suspended indefinitelyfor violating team rules, and backup Shawn Sirman is a freshman.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Vinny Saponari scored for Boston University (18-17-3).
Boston College 3, Vermont 0: Junior John Muse earned his second shutout of the season and JimmyHayes had a goal and two assists, leading Boston College to a 3-0victory over Vermont in the Hockey East semifinals Friday night.
Muse made 30 saves, including stopping Colin Vock on a short-handedbreakaway with just under a minute left in the second period.
Ben Smith and Chris Kreider also scored for Boston College.
Vermont (17-14-7) reached the semifinals by beating New Hampshire in a best-of-three series.
The second-seeded Eagles (24-10-3) advanced to their 14th Hockey Easttitle game. Boston College will try for its fourth title in six yearswhen it faces Maine in Saturday's championship game.
Cornell 3, Brown 0: John Esposito had a goal and an assist asCornell beat Brown, 3-0, Friday in an ECAC Hockey League semifinalgame at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.RileyNash and Locke Jillson also scored, and Ben Scrivens stopped all 23shots he faced in his sixth shutout of the season for the Big Red(20-8-4), who advance to Saturday nights ECAC championship game against Union.Itis the second straight trip to the finals and seventh since 2000-01 forCornell, which last won the postseason tournament title in 2004-05.MichaelClemente finished with 24 saves for Brown (12-20-4), which upsetRensselaer Polytechnic Institute and regular-season champion Yale toadvance to the semifinals.-- Associated Press