The Denver Pioneers and the UMass Minutemen will play in the Frozen Four at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday for a berth to the national championship.
The game is scheduled to start at about 8:30 p.m. ET (after Providence vs Minnesota Duluth) and will be televised on ESPN2. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a Denver vs UMass live stream on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN2.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ESPN2.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
ESPN2 is included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Denver vs UMass Preview
Denver, the 2017 champions, rode a pair of Filip Larsson shutouts to the Frozen Four, topping Ohio State 2-0 in the regional semifinals before taking down American International 3-0.
“We beat a really good hockey team tonight,” Pioneers head coach David Carle said after the win over AIC, according to the athletic department’s website. “I’m really proud of our players and how they’ve come together this year. The things we’ve been through from the start of the year, and everything that was said about us, to get to this point has been a lot of growth and has been them in the room believing in one another to push each other to get better every day and every week. I’m very proud of our group, and I’m excited for our program to be heading back to the Frozen Four again.”
Senior forward Colin Staub opened the scoring with just over four minutes remaining in the second period, banging home a feed from sophomore forward Ryan Barrow.
“The puck bounced out and Ryan Barrow was able to kind of capitalize on that turnover,” Staub said, according to the Duluth News Tribune. “He was driving to the net and I just tried to find a quiet area in the house there. He was able to find me. I didn’t even look at the net, I just tried to get it off as quick as I can.”
The Minutemen have their own freshman goalkeeper named Filip — Filip Lindberg — and he’s also posted a pair of shutouts in the tournament, steering his side to 4-0 wins over Harvard and Notre Dame.
“That was maybe as complete a game that we’ve played this year, and this weekend I thought we were outstanding for 120 minutes,” UMass head coach Greg Carvel said after besting the Fighting Irish, according to the athletic department’s website. “I thought we controlled the play for two complete games. The team obviously responded well from the loss last weekend at [Boston College], which was discouraging, but this group has had a common purpose and it goes deeper than the team, it’s through our whole university. We knew we had a good team this year, we proved a lot of things throughout the year. But we always felt that people were waiting for us to trip and stumble and fall and we kind of did that at BC last weekend, but this weekend we redeemed ourselves. I’m extremely proud of this group, staff, players, administration, this is a first for our program and we didn’t stumble into this, we knocked the door down, and we’re headed to the Frozen Four flying high.”
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