MICHIGAN-NOTRE DAME-OHIO STATE-MINNESOTA DULUTH SET FOR FROZEN FOUR

 DIVISION I MEN’S ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Frozen Four semifinals

Xcel Energy Center (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

Thursday, April 5
6, ESPN2: Minnesota Duluth vs. Ohio State
9:30, ESPN2: Notre Dame vs. Michigan

National championship

Xcel Energy Center

Saturday, April 7

7:30, ESPN 2: Winner of Minnsota Duluth/Ohio State vs. winner of Notre Dame/Michigan

Regionals

Friday, March 23
Notre Dame 4, Michigan Tech 3 (OT)
Air Force 4, St. Cloud State 1
Providence 1,. Clarkson 0
Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota State-Mankato 2 (OT)

Saturday, March 24
Boston University 3, Cornell 1
Ohio State 4, Princeton 2
Michigan 3, Northeastern 2
Notre Dame 2, Providence 1
Notre Dame advances to Frozen Four
Denver 5, Penn State 1
Minnesota Duluth 2, Air Force 1
Minnesota Duluth advances to the Frozen Four

Sunday, March 25
Michigan 6Boston University 3
Michigan advances to the Frozen Four
Ohio State 5, Denver 1
Ohio State advances to the Frozen Four

Regional Breakdown

West Regional (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
1. St. Cloud State (25-8-6) — No. 1 overall seed
2. Minnesota State-Mankato (29-9-1)
3. Minnesota Duluth (21-16-3)
4. Air Force (22-14-5)

Midwest Regional (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
1. Ohio State (24-9-5) — No. 4 overall seed
2. Denver (22-9-8)
3. Penn State (18-14-5)
4. Princeton (19-12-4)

Northeast Regional (Worcester, Massachusetts)
1. Cornell (25-5-2) — No. 3 overall seed
2. Michigan (20-14-3)
3. Northeastern (23-9-5)
4. Boston University (21-13-4)

East Regional (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
1. Notre Dame (25-9-2) — No. 2 overall seed
2. Providence (23-11-4)
3. Clarkson (23-10-6)
4. Michigan Tech (22-16-5)

Matt Wellens, Duluth News Tribune, writes, Minnesota Duluth sophomore defenseman Nick Wolff came down with a brief bout of amnesia on Saturday night in Sioux Falls, S.D., after his Bulldogs topped Air Force 2-1 for the NCAA West Regional championship.

It feels like ages ago, but all the way back in September, Michigan was picked to finish next-to-last in the Big Ten – by Mike McMahon College Hockey News

(photo: Rich Gagnon)

David H. Hendrickson writes In the case of “rookie” Michigan coach Mel Pearson, however, replacing the legend ain’t working out too bad. USCHO.com

In his first season as Michigan’s head coach, Mel Pearson has the Wolverines headed to the Frozen Four (photo: Melissa Wade).

St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko is moving down the road to Minneapolis to become the coach at Minnesota. The Golden Gophers announced the move Tuesday, one week after Don Lucia stepped down following 19 seasons leading the team. USCHO Staff

Bob Motzko (SCSU – Head Coach) – The Frozen Four competitors practice at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in preparation for their semi-final games on Thursday.

Five Finalists for the Richter Award by College Hockey Inc. The Mike Richter Award has named the five finalist for the 2018 award, given to the top goaltender in college hockey. They are:

 

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