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NCAA Hockey Regional, Day 1, March 29, 2013UMass Lowell and UNH won their semifinal matchups Friday night to set up a Saturday Hockey East showdown for a trip the the Frozen Four.

UMass Lowell fans celebrate the second goal early in the second period, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional contests at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Daniel Meehan, 10, left, and his brother Bobby, 13, make posters at UMass Lowell's headquarters at Murphy's Taproom, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
A UMass Lowell fan holds an easy button sign, after their win over Wisconsin during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional contests at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday. Thomas Roy/Union Leader (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Andrew Gagne, from Nashua and a UNH Alumni, waits for friends at the Portland Pie Company, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional contests at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Rowdy the UMass Lowell mascot walks through a crowded bar at Murphy's Taproom, the UMass Lowell headquarters, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional contests at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Parents of Wisconsin player Kevin Schulze, Ron and Cathy Shulze, from White Bear Lake, Minn., watch the Minnesota game at Murphy's Taproom during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UMass Lowell's Chad Ruhwedel puts a shot on Wisconsin's goaltender Joel Rumpel, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional contests at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UMass Lowell's Josh Holmstrom slides past Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Scott Morrill, an alumni at UMass Lowell, poses with Rowdy, at Murphy's Taproom, the UMass headquarters, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Wisconsin's Michael Mersch, left, attacks the net as UMass Lowell's Josh Holmstrom, center, knocks the puck away, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UMass Lowell's Shayne Thompson, is driven into the net and Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel by Wisconsin's Joe Faust during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Wisconsin's Joseph LaBate puts a shot on UMass Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UMass Lowell's Christian Folin scores his team's second goal during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Scott Kaplan, right, walks to the Verizon Wireless Arena, with Will and Katie Sheridan, all UMass Lowell alumni, at Murphy's Taproom, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UMass Lowell celebrates after their win over Wisconsin in the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional semifinal at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UMass Lowell's Joseph Pendenza, puts a shot on Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Scott Kaplan, right, walks to the Verizon Wireless Arena, with Will and Katie Sheridan, all UMass Lowell alumni, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UNH's Austin Block can't get the puck past Denver goaltender Juho Olkinuora during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UNH's John Henrion, right, loses track of the puck against Denver's Ty Loney, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Denver's Daniel Doremus puts a shot on UNH goaltender Casey DeSmith, in the first period during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional contests at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
UNH and Denver get aggressive near the end of the first period, during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Denver's Daniel Doremus, scores on UNH's Casey DeSmith during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Denver's Daniel Doremus tries to sneak one past UNH goaltender Casey DeSmith during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Denver's Daniel Doremus scores on UNH's Casey DeSmith during the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)