It wasn't the National Final selected by most pundits and fans, but the Michigan Wolverines will indeed face off against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs for the top prize in collegiate hockey at the 2011 Frozen Four.
Here's all the pertinent information on Saturday's Final:
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (25-10-6) vs. Michigan Wolverines (29-10-4)
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. local
Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn.
TV: ESPN HD and ESPN3.com. Gary Thorne and Clay Matvick have the call.
Minnesota-Duluth used fine special teams play to advance to the game, beating Notre Dame by a 4-3 score on Thursday evening in St. Paul. Michigan scored early and clung to a 1-0 lead throughout before adding an empty net goal to defeat heavily-favored North Dakota, 2-0, in the other semifinal matchup on Thursday.
For more on the game, be sure to check in with SB Nation Minnesota. Writer Nathan Wells will be at the Xcel Energy Center covering the game live.