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University of Michigan, University of Minnesota-Duluth to square off for NCAA title

On Saturday at 7 PM EDT, the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota-Duluth will battle for the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship (and the game will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com) in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Michigan advanced via a 2-0 victory over the University of North Dakota. Shawn Hunwick stopped 40 shots for Michigan. North Dakota lost forward Brock Nelson, who was stretchered off the ice after losing his footing while being checked by Luke Glendening, who was not penalized on the play.

In the other semifinal, the University of Minnesota-Duluth rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to defeat the University of Notre Dame 4-3, scoring a remarkable three goals on the power play while killing all five of Notre Dame’s man advantages.

Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan did not fare in the scoring for Notre Dame, registering 3 shots but also taking an interference penalty which gave Minnesota-Duluth the opportunity to score it 4-2 goal.

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Posted by Stuck in the Soo on 04/08/11 at 01:56 AM ET

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The Red Wings could take a lesson from Michigan’s effort last night - relentless defense, great penalty killing and incredible goaltending can beat any team.  This was a bigger, faster, higher goal scoring North Dakota team and the Wolverines blanked them!  Now go get that championship!  LET’S GO BLUE!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 04/08/11 at 11:29 AM ET

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