#7 Michigan swept #3 Western Michigan
#2 Notre Dame swept #9 Bowling Green
#11 Michigan State vs #1 Miami (Redhawks wins series 2-1)
- It was a very good effort by a team that was mostly an embarrassment for the entire season, but Miami took the best of three series with a 4-1 win in the deciding game against the Spartans. Michigan State will be losing sleep over five penalties to Miami in a row, that also included two 5x3's, and only converting once. Miami outshot MSU 35-19 and both teams converted once on the PP. Miami advances as the top seed back to Joe Louis Arena. Miami will make the NCAAs no matter what happens at Joe Lous this weekend, they are only going to be playing for seeding.
#5 Ferris State vs #4 Ohio State (OSU wins series 2-1)
- Ferris State dominated the shot clock and large portions of play during the game, but could not come away with a win in the deciding game three in Columbus. Ohio State overcame a 2-1 deficit to advance to the semifinals despite getting outshot 49-27. Ohio State cashed in twice on the PP while Ferris did not convert either of their chances. Last year's national finalists will not qualify for the NCAA Tournament. OSU advances to Joe Louis for the first time in seven years and looks to need to win the conference title to qualify for the NCAAs.
Semifinal Matchups at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday
#7 Michigan vs #1 Miami (just like in 2010, I have a good feeling about this)
#4 Ohio State vs #2 Notre Dame
Both games will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit +, times are TBD