The top-ranked hockey team in the nation advanced to the conference final four on Saturday as Notre Dame defeated Alaska at the Joyce Center, 3-1.
Goalie David Brown was outstanding early as Alaska put on early pressure. But power play goals by Ryan Thang and Wes O'Neill scored to give the Irish at 2-0 lead.
Notre Dame now faces Lake Superior State on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. The other semi-final matchup is Michigan vs. Michigan State