Fresh off their CCHA Tournament Championship run, the Michigan Wolverines ended up earning a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face the #2 seed and 9th-ranked Bemidji State Beavers in the opening round of the regional bracket in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on March 27th.
At the beginning of the season it seemed Michigan was destined for a very successful campaign, and then at one point in the season it seemed like they wouldn’t find much measure of success at all. A late season run put them in contention for a chance at extending their record 19 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and the young men came through by winning the CCHA tournament and earning the CCHA automatic birth. Then to earn a #3 seed and rise all the way to a #11 national ranking has to feel very good.
Michigan now takes aim at reaching yet another Frozen Four, with this year’s finals being staged at Ford Field, in Detroit – that would be extra special.
Go BLUE, men!