In the other quarterfinal matchup, Russia is leading the Czech Republic, 1 - 0 in the 2nd period. The winner takes on Canada in the semis.
Perhaps less dramatic, but certainly no less of an upset, lightly regarded Clarkson upset Miami University (OH) 4 - 2 in the Ohio Hockey Classic. Miami, ranked #2 in the country by both USCHO and USA Today, gave up a goal just 1:39 into the contest, when Miami goalie Cody Redmond was caught cheating to the far post on a drive down the left, and was beaten by a backhand to the short side. Miami tied it early in the second, but Clarkson stunned the favorite with three consecutive goals to ice the contest. The Redhawks outshot Clarkson, 42 - 19, but Golden Knights' goalie Paul Karowich turned away 40 shots, and was helped by the crossbar and post in a few instances.
Clarkson advances to take on the winner of the Ohio State - Army contest presently underway. Miami will face the loser of that contest. Both games are on Saturday.