The 2011 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament concludes on Saturday night, with Michigan facing Minnesota-Duluth in the 2011 Frozen Four championship game at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Matchup: Michigan (29-10-4) faces Minnesota-Duluth (25-10-6) in the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey title game in search of its 10th national championship on Saturday night.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Location: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN (18,064 capacity). The home of the NHL's Minnesota Wild and the NLL's Minnesota Swarm has served as the site of this year's Frozen Four.
Broadcast Information: Saturday night's national title game will broadcast on ESPN.
Last Time Out: Michigan goaltender Shawn Hunwick turned away 40 shots to help Minnesota past No. 1 seed North Dakota, 2-0, in the national semifinals on Thursday evening. Ben Winnett and Scooter Vaughan both scored for the Wolverines.
Kenny Reiter was solid in net, stopping 31 shots as Minnesota-Duluth bested Notre Dame, 4-3, in the national semifinals on Thursday. Jack Connolly scored the game-winning goal on a power play in the second period and J.T. Brown, Mike Connolly and Kyle Schmidt each scored a goal for the Bulldogs.
Michigan In The NCAA Tournament: Michigan escaped Nebraska-Omaha, 4-3, in overtime in the opening round of the tournament and proceeded to displace Colorado College (2-1) and top-seed North Dakota to advance to the title game.
Minnesota-Duluth In The NCAA Tournament: Minnesota-Duluth blanked Union (NY), 2-0, in the first round and knocked off top-seed Yale, 5-3, in the second round before besting Notre Dame to reach the championship tilt.