John Esposito had a goal and an assist as Cornell beat Brown, 3-0, yesterday in an ECAC Hockey League semifinal game at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y.
Riley Nash and Locke Jillson also scored, and Ben Scrivens stopped all 23 shots he faced in his sixth shutout of the season for the Big Red (20-8-4), who advance to tonight’s ECAC championship game against Union.
It is the second straight trip to the finals and seventh since 2000-01 for Cornell, which last won the postseason tournament title in 2004-05.
Michael Clemente finished with 24 saves for Brown (12-20-4), which upset Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and regular-season champion Yale to advance to the semifinals.
Union 3, St. Lawrence 1 — Luke Cain, Adam Presizniuk, and Mario Valery-Trabucco scored as the Dutchmen topped the Saints to earn their first trip to the ECAC title tilt.
RIT 4, Canisius 0 — Jared DeMichiel stopped 20 shots for his sixth shutout of the season and the Tigers struck three times on the power play to blank the Griffins in Rochester, N.Y., and earn a berth in today’s Atlantic Hockey championship game.
Sacred Heart 2, Air Force 1 — Patrick Knowlton scored with less than a minute remaining to boost the Pioneers into the Atlantic title game.
Northern Michigan 5, Ferris St. 4 — Gregor Hanson scored at 1:07 into overtime to send the Wildcats to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association finals at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.
Ray Kaunisto had two goals and Andrew Cherniwchan and Tyler Gron also scored for Northern Michigan. Brian Stewart made 35 saves.
Michigan 5, Miami 2 — Kevin Lynch scored a pair of goals and set up another as the Wolverines bounced the RedHawks to sew up a spot in the CCHA championship game.
Saint Cloud St. 2, Wisconsin 0 — Ryan Lasch scored a power-play goal with 52 seconds left in the second period and Travis Novak added an empty-netter as the Huskies blanked the Badgers in St. Paul to advance to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association finals.
North Dakota 4, Denver 3 — Evan Trupp scored a pair of second-period goals as the Fighting Sioux punched their ticket to the WCHA title game. Norwich 3, Plattsburgh St. 2 — Saugus’s Craig Serino had a goal and an assist and Pier-Oliver Cotnoir and Steve Coon scored as the Cadets earned a spot in tonight’s Division 3 national championship game vs. St. Norbert in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Amherst 4, Gustavus Adolphus 0 — Caroline Hu stopped 24 shots for the shutout as the Lord Jeffs grabbed a spot in the Division 3 final.