No. 6 seed Minot State defeated No. 11 Illinois 5-3 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the ACHA D-I National Championships.
The Beavers led by three in the third period when the Fighting Illini made a run to get back into the game. Illinois scored two goals to bring them within one, but the Beavers’ Shain Scheschuk put the game out of reach in the final minute with an empty-netter.
Minot State will play Adrian Sunday at 1:30 p.m.