Michigan State hockey wins overtime thriller over Western Michigan in NCAA Tournament

The Michigan State Spartans have won their first NCAA Tournament game since 2008 in thrilling fashion, defeating Western Michigan, 5-4, in overtime.

The Spartans overcame a two goal deficit in the third period to force overtime, getting a goal from Karsen Dorwart with 55 seconds left in the third period to tie up the game.

It was at the 11:13 mark in the overtime period when Jeremy Davidson found the game winner, with a goal assisted by Nash Nienhuis and goaltender Trey Augustine.

Michigan State will now move on to the regional final, to play for a spot in the Frozen Four, against the winner of North Dakota against Michigan.

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