College basketball’s championship has officially been awarded and the season has come to an end once again. Now with its finale has come and gone, it’s college hockey’s turn.
The NCAA’s Frozen Four has officially been set, and two of the teams in this year’s Frozen Four are some familiar names — Michigan and Notre Dame. The other two teams that round out this year’s semifinal round are Minnesota Duluth and Ohio State.
Semifinal coverage starts on the ESPN networks starts this Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 as the Bulldogs take on the Buckeyes vie for one of the two spots in this year’s college hockey championship. The other pairing hits the ice later that night at 9:30 ET on ESPN2.
The winners of those two semifinal matchups will take to the ice for the NCAA college hockey championship Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. John Buccigross, barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich will have the call for the sixth consecutive year at this year’s championship countdown.
2018 marks the second consecutive year that the Bulldogs have made an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four. Minnesota Duluth made it all the way to the championship round last season. For the Buckeyes, this year is the first year since 1998 that the team has been part of the Frozen Four.
Notre Dame is a hands on favorite to win this year’s tournament, having already made it into the Frozen Four last year and into the overall college hockey championship over the past two years straight. The Fighting Irish also won the Big Ten regular season championship and the conference tournament, leading to a #2 overall seeding for the college hockey championship tournament.
Michigan is making its 25th appearance in the Frozen Four this year, but its first since 2011. The school already has nine college hickey national championships to its credit, but hasn’t actually won the title since 1998, giving the Wolverines plenty to play for this year.
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