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Irish Advance to Frozen Four Championship

The Notre Dame hockey team won an overtime thriller over the #1 ranked Michigan Wolverine late Thursday night to advance to the Championship game of the Frozen Four for the first time in school history.

Notre Dame, the first #4 seed in NCAA history to reach the Frozen Four, jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and then used an excellent penatly kill with under three minutes to go to force overtime after Michigan tied the score at 4 earlier in the third period.

From the AP Report:

Calle Ridderwall punched the puck past freshman goalie Bryan Hogan 5:44 into overtime Thursday night, giving Notre Dame a 5-4 victory over the top-ranked Wolverines in the Frozen Four semifinals.

Ridderwall’s second goal of the night sent the Irish into a frenzied, pile-on celebration at center ice while the heavily favored Wolverines stood in stunned silence, their dreams of their first championship in a decade dashed at the hands of the upstart Fighting Irish, of all teams.

The Irish will now face Boston College in the championship game Saturday night in Denver. How nice would it be to beat BC for the title after their history of upsets over the Irish on the football field?

2 comments

  1. when is the frozen four final game going to start and is it on TV?

  2. Speaking of ice hockey:

    World Juniors Ice Hockey Championship Finals:

    USA 3 – Sweden 1.

    BTW: Sweden was the defendong world champion in the category. Guess the USA got lucky again!

    But according to Canadian Evan USA hockey is like Canadian basketball. How many gold medals or world championships has Canada won in international basketball?

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