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Frozen Four National Championship Game: Notre Dame VS Minnesota-Duluth

How to watch Notre Dame (also known as the Cardiac Catholics) attempting to win its first ever championship in hockey.

2018 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships - Semifinals Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Well here we go y’all! The Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the National Championship game. Notre Dame appears to be a team of destiny, and that destiny is winning their first ever national title in hockey.

It’s been a wild ride for the Irish. This team has loved within the moment and within the last moments of each game they have played in the offseason.

The most remarkable game during this run was certainly the game they just played in the Frozen Four against the Michigan Wolverines. The Irish were down 2-0, stormed back to take a 3-2 lead, gave up the tying goal in the final minutes, and then scoring the game winner with 5 seconds left in the game.


Minnesota-Duluth has been less exciting, but the manner in which they arrive at this game is no less a journey of fate. The Bulldogs were only included in the NCAA Tournament because the Irish beat the Ohio State Buckeyes for the Big 10 Championship. Otherwise, it would have been the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Air Force Falcons did everybody a favor and knocked out the #1 seed St. Cloud State Huskies, but then Air Force fell apart against the Bulldogs. UMD took advantage of everything in this tournament, and jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the Buckeyes and held on tight in the semis.

That’s where we are right now - just a few meals away from dropping the puck and playing the last game of the NCAA Hockey season. Destiny is upon this team - I know it and you know it. Now, the Irish just have to play this thing out and finish as champions.



Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

When: Saturday, April 7, 7:30 PM EDT

Watch: ESPN and the WATCH ESPN app


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