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Irish To Face Ohio State In CCHA Championship Semifinals On March 23

The Irish celebrate Anders Lee's game-winning goal versus Bowling Green. Next stop Joe Louis Arena on March 23 to face Ohio State in the CCHA semifinals.

March 18, 2013

Farmington Hills, Mich. - The Central Collegiate Hockey Association has announced the times and match ups for the 2013 CCHA Championship semifinals on Saturday, March 23 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Notre Dame will play in the first semifinal game against Ohio State with that game set for a 1:05 p.m. face off. The second semifinal will feature Michigan facing Miami at 4:35 p.m. Fox Sports Detroit PLUS will televise both semifinal games with Sunday's championship game shown live by Fox Sports Detroit at 2:05 p.m.

Tickets are available for the 2013 CCHA Championship through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or at www.Olympiaentertainment.com or CCHA.com. Groups of ten (10) or more can call the Joe Louis Arena box office at (313) 396-7575.

The Fighting Irish (23-12-3), who finished second in the regular-season standings with a 17-8-3-2 record, advanced to Joe Louis Arena for the 10th time in the program's 23 years in the CCHA by sweeping Bowling Green in the CCHA Quarterfinals, taking a 1-0 win in overtime in game one before winning the second game, 4-3. Ohio State (16-16-7 overall) finished fourth in the conference standings with a 13-10-3-1 mark and advanced by beating Ferris State, two games to one, in that Quarterfinal series, winning the decisive game three by a 3-2 verdict on Sunday night.

Notre Dame and Ohio State met twice this season in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 1-2, with the Buckeyes taking a 6-3 win in the first game while the teams battled to a 2-2 tie in game two. The Irish won the shootout, 1-0. All-time, Ohio State leads the all-time series with a 32-29-10 record. The two teams have met four times in CCHA postseason action (2003, 2004, 2010 and 2012), including twice at Joe Louis Arena (2003 and 2004). The Buckeyes won both of those games by 3-2 and 6-5 in overtime scores. In the CCHA postseason, Ohio State is 4-2 versus the Irish. The teams met last season in the first round with Notre Dame sweeping the Buckeyes, with 2-0 and 4-2 wins, at the Compton Family Ice Arena.

 

 

Miami (24-10-5) won the 2012-13 CCHA regular-season title with a 17-7-4-4 record and advanced to "The Joe" by defeating Michigan State, two games to one in their Quarterfinal series. The RedHawks won game three on Sunday with a 4-1 win at home. They will face a red-hot Michigan (17-18-3) team that is 7-0-1 in its last eight games. The Wolverines finished seventh in the regular season with a 10-15-3-3 record and are making their 24th consecutive appearance in the CCHA Championship. They swept third-seeded Western Michigan with 4-3 and 5-1 wins on the road last weekend.

The Irish were 1-1 versus Miami this season and were 4-0 against Michigan. In postseason play, Notre Dame is 2-3 all-time against the RedHawks, having met three times, including twice at Joe Louis Arena where they are 0-2. The Irish have met the Wolverines eight different times in previous CCHA postseason action and are 5-9 in 14 games. At "The Joe," Notre Dame is 2-1 against Michigan with the two wins coming in the championship games in 2007 and 2009.

In the 23 seasons that the Irish have played in the CCHA, this is the 10th time that they have advanced to Joe Louis Arena. Notre Dame played there in 1981-82, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2010-11. The Irish won the tournament in 2007 and 2009. From 2001-04, Notre Dame played in the Super Six. All-time, the Irish are 5-9 at Joe Louis Arena.

Event Calendar

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October 1
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 6
7:35 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 7
7:05 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 13
7:35 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
7:05 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 19
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 20
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 26
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 27
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 3
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 4
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 10
7:35 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 11
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 17
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 18
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 24
7:35 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:05 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 1
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 2
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 8
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
December 9
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
January 5
7:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
January 7
5:05 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 20
7:05 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 26
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 27
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
February 2
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 16
7:35 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 18
5:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
February 23
7:35 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 24
7:05 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 2
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March 10
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Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Campus Sites
March 17
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Big Ten Tournament Championship
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March 23
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NCAA Regional
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April 5
TBA
NCAA Frozen Four
St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
April 7
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NCAA Championship
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