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Frozen Four 2011 Schedule Begins With Minnesota-Duluth Against Notre Dame

The Frozen Four gets underway Thursday, April 7, and there will be only one No. 1 seed playing in this round of the tournament. The North Dakota Fighting Sioux was the only No. 1 seed to emerge from regional play. North Dakota defeated RPI, 6-0, in the first round of the tournament and then sent the Denver Pioneers home on the strength of a 6-1 victory.

The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines defeated Colorado College in a close 2-1 contest in the second round (the CC Tigers, a four-seed, defeated No. 1 Boston College in the opening round). No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth upset the No. 1 overall seed Yale Bulldogs in the second round (the Bulldogs survived an opening round scare, 2-1  OT, against Air Force). No. 3 Notre Dame defeated No. 4 New Hampshire (the Wildcats eliminated No. 1 Miami (OH) in the first round).

Here is the remaining tournament schedule:

April 7
Frozen Four
No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, ESPN2/ESPN3.com, 3:00 p.m. MT
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 1 North Dakota, ESPN2/ESPN3.com, 6:30 p.m. MT

April 9
Championship game, 5:00 p.m. MT, ESPN/ESPN3.com, 5:00 p.m. MT