Aaron Dell stopped 21 of 23 shots and the Allen Americans used an overtime goal in Game 7 to win the Central Hockey League title over the Wichita Thunder on Saturday night.
Roseau’s Brian McMillin, who played his college hockey at CC, was named the CHL playoff MVP for scoring 12 goals and 20 points in 19 games.
Dell played all 19 playoff games for the Americans, posting a .915 save percentage and a 2.46 goals-against average.
Also of note, two sons of former UND defenseman Craig Ludwig — Tyler and Trevor — also were on the Allen team. Tyler was the top defenseman scorer for the Americans and the No. 2 defenseman scorer in the CHL playoffs.
Craig Ludwig and former Sioux goaltender Ed Belfour are both minority owners, who now have CHL rings to go along with their NCAA titles and Stanley Cups.