ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Colorado College coach Scott Owens is the answer to a trivia question.
Who sent two college hockey coaching legends into retirement with a loss?
Last week in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs, Owens' Tigers defeated longtime Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer in Sauer's final game.
On Friday, Colorado College defeated Michigan State 2-0 in the NCAA West Regional Tournament to send Ron Mason out with a loss.
Colorado College (27-12-3) advances to Saturday's quarterfinal game against Minnesota.
"I don't know coach Mason real well," said Owens, who played for Sauer. "But I know his accomplishments and of his great career."
Mason, college hockey's all-time winningest coach with 924 victories, will become Michigan State's athletic director on July 1. This was his 23rd season as MSU coach and 36th season as a college head coach.
"Fortunately, I've been to the top of the mountain and haven't been down often," said Mason, who coached at Lake Superior State and Bowling Green before coming to Michigan State in 1979.
Colorado College goaltender Jeff Sanger stopped 25 shots. Trent Clark and Alex Kim scored the goals.
"I was really happy with the way we came out in the first period," said Owens, whose team started the season 0-5. "I liked that we set the tone and played the way we wanted to."
Colorado College opened the scoring 10:05 into the first period when Clark tipped in a shot from the left point by Richard Petiot.
It was Clark's first goal since Dec. 1.
"I'd had several chances, but I wasn't able to get a break," Clark said.
Kim scored on his own rebound 5:43 into the third period after Michigan State goaltender Ryan Miller, who stopped 27 shots, robbed him twice earlier in the first period. Miller stopped Kim's point-blank one-timer and a backhanded rebound attempt.
Petiot also had an assist on Kim's goal.
The closest Michigan State (27-9-5) could come to scoring was when Adam Hall swatted a rebound out of mid-air and it fluttered off the crossbar 4:40 into the second period.
"We definitely didn't get any breaks," Mason said.
"It seemed like rebounds were coming out where we weren't," Hall said.
Colorado College is one win away from the Frozen Four, which will be played in St. Paul in two weeks.
"You are in awe," said Sanger. "But you've just got to play it like any other game."
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