Michigan Wolverines rout #1 ranked Irish Hockey 4-2
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Michigan Wolverines toppled the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a Big Ten showdown on Friday night.
The #1 ranked Fighting Irish hosted #16 Michigan at Compton Family Ice Arena in a weekend home and home that will return to Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor on Sunday.
The Irish who clinched the Big Ten regular season title already notched a win against the Wolverines earlier in the season, but the Wolverines proved to be too much this time around, routing ND 4-2.
Michigan and Notre Dame's rivalry runs deep in multiple sports, but Hockey is no less intense than the rest. The rivalry features many classics including a 5-4 overtime victory for Notre Dame over Michigan in the 2008 Frozen Four semi's as well as a 3-2 nail-biter victory for the Wolverines in the 2016 Midwest Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
The Wolverines came into the match with a tie and a win over Michigan State University last weekend when they reclaimed the coveted "Iron D" Trophy in their 3-2 win over the Spartans last weekend in the "Duel in the D" game that took place at Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Redwings.
Notre Dame is coming off a tied weekend with Ohio State but will be looking for the same result come puck drop on Sunday.
Michigan and Notre Dame boast some impressive players and even more impressive resumes, and could possibly face each other again in the post season if both make the NCAA Tournament.