Frozen Four Capsules

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Record: 25-13-5 overall (18-7-3-2 CCHA)

How they got here: Won the Northeast Regional by beating Merrimack (4-3 in overtime) and New Hampshire (2-1).

Frozen Four History: This will be the second time the Irish have made the Frozen Four, with the first coming in 2008.

National Championships: None

Head Coach: Jeff Jackson

Key Players: T.J. Tynan, F, Fr. (43 GP, 22-31—53); Anders Lee, F, Fr. (43 GP, 24-20—44); Ryan Guentzel, F, Sr. (43 GP, 6-31—37); Sam Calabrese, D, So. (41 GP, 6-12—18); Joe Lavin, D, Sr. (43 GP, 6-11—17); Mike Johnson, G, So. (20-9-4, 2.57 GAA, .906 save percentage)

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

Record: 24-10-6 overall (15-8-5 WCHA)

How they got here: UMD took down the East Regional with wins over Union (2-0) and Yale (5-3).

Frozen Four History: The Bulldogs are making their fourth appearance in the Frozen Four, and their first since 2004.

National Championships: None

Head Coach: Scott Sandelin

Key Players: Jack Connolly, F, Jr. (40 GP, 17-41—58); Justin Fontaine, F, Sr. (40 GP, 22-33—55); Mike Connolly, F, Jr. (40 GP, 27-26—53); Justin Faulk, D, Fr. (37 GP, 8-22—30); Mike Montgomery, D, Sr. (39 GP, 0-10—10); Kenny Reiter, G, Sr. (14-7-5, 2.29 GAA, .914 save percentage)

Michigan Wolverines

Record: 28-10-4 overall (20-7-1-0 CCHA)

How they got here: Michigan skates into the Frozen Four after beating Nebraska-Omaha (3-2 in overtime) and Colorado College (2-1).

Frozen Four History: The Wolverines aren’t strangers to the Frozen Four, making their 24th showing in the national semifinals this season.

National Championships: Nine

Head Coach: Red Berenson

Key Players: Carl Hagelin, F, Sr. (42 GP, 18-30—48); Louie Caporusso, F, Sr. (39 GP, 11-19—30); Matt Rust, F, Sr. (42 GP, 5-20—25); Jon Merrill, D, Fr. (40 GP, 7-17—24); Scooter Vaughan, D, Sr. (42 GP, 13-10—23); Shawn Hunwick, G, Sr. (21-8-4, 2.26 GAA, .922 save percentage)

North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Record: 32-8-3 overall (21-6-1 WCHA)

How they got here: North Dakota had little trouble in the Midwest Regional, blowing out both Rensselaer (6-0) and Denver (6-1) to get to St. Paul.

Frozen Four History: The Sioux are playing in their 19th Frozen Four after taking a two-year hiatus.

National Championships: Seven

Head Coach: Dave Hakstol

Key Players: Matt Frattin, F, Sr. (43 GP, 36-24—60); Corban Knight, F, So. (43 GP, 14-30—44); Jason Gregoire, F, Jr. (34 GP, 25-18—43); Chay Genoway, D, Sr. (35 GP, 6-31—37); Derek Forbort, D, Fr. (37 GP, 0-15—15); Aaron Dell, G, So. (30-6-2, 1.80 GAA, .924 save percentage)

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