AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The UMass Minutemen ice hockey team is marching on to the Hockey East conference semi-finals for the first time since 2007.

The top-seeded Minutemen bested the University of New Hampshire in a best-of-three series by defeating the Wildcats in two games, winning Saturday's game by a score of 6-0.

On Friday, the Minutemen etched out a win over the Wildcats, coming back from a 3-0 deficit and won in double overtime by a score of 5-4.

The Minutemen will next play in the Hockey East conference semi-finals at the TD Garden in Boston on March 22.

Their opponent has yet to be determined.

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