Michigan to meet Minnesota Duluth for NCAA titleST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Unfamiliar foes Michigan and Minnesota Duluth will face off for the NCAA hockey championship.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Unfamiliar foes Michigan and Minnesota Duluth will face off for the NCAA hockey championship.
Though the two teams played regularly in Western Collegiate Hockey Association from 1965 to 1981, Wolverines coach Red Berenson has only faced the Bulldogs once in his 27 years on the bench. That was in 2001.
Asked how his team will try to stop Minnesota Duluth's thriving power play, Berenson said Friday they'll have to "do their homework." Michigan knocked off North Dakota in the semifinals Thursday.
Minnesota Duluth, which beat Notre Dame to get here, will appear in the national title game Saturday for just the second time in school history and the first since 1984. Michigan hasn't been to the final since 1998 but has a record nine championships.