Irish Icers are top seed for NCAA Tourney

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Austin Wuthrich broke a tie 29 seconds into the third period and Notre Dame went on to win the final Central Collegiate Hockey Association championship, 3-1 over Michigan on Sunday.

Notre Dame earned the #1 seed in the Midwest Regional for the NCAA Tournament and will face St. Cloud State Saturday at 1:30pm in Toledo in the opening round.

All of the CCHA's teams have found other conferences to play in next season.

Notre Dame will be in Hockey East, and Michigan will play in the Big Ten.

Anders Lee and Jeff Costello also scored for Notre Dame (25-12-3), and Steven Summerhays stopped 20 shots. Derek Deblois scored for Michigan (18-19-3), which had its steak of 22 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances snapped. Steve Racine made 30 saves.


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