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Michigan Hockey Back in the Frozen Four!

March 28, 2011

On to the Frozen Four. Again!

The University of Michigan hockey team added another page to its storied history by stamping its ticket to another Frozen Four berth this weekend. It will be the program’s NCAA record 24th trip to the Frozen Four and the Wolverines will be shooting to add to their record nine national championships.

But the road to the title won’t be easy. Michigan is set to face the nation’s top-raked team as North Dakota became the only top-seeded team to win its regional when it bounced Denver 6-1 in the Midwest Regional final.

The Fighting Sioux (32-8-3) will play Michigan (28-10-4) in one of two national semifinals to be played April 7 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

Michigan (28-10-4) advanced to the Frozen Four after defeating Nebraska-Omaha 3-2 in the Regional semifinal and then ousting Colorado College 2-1 in the Regional final behind goals from Scooter Vaughan and Lee Moffie and more outstanding goaltending from Shawn Hunwick.

For more information on Michigan’s amazing hockey history, including a look back at the program’s previous National Championships, check out the book – Michigan Ice Hockey, Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments, by Greg Nelson.