The 2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament is set to begin on Friday, when eight teams will be in action, including the tourney's second overall seed, the Michigan Wolverines.
Michigan went 24-12-4 overall in the regular season (15-9-4-1 CCHA). This is the 22nd consecutive tournament appearance for the Wolverines, and lead all schools with 35 appearances all time, winning it all nine times. They have not won the title since 1998, however.
On Thursday, the Wolverines will face off against the Cornell Big Red, who own an 18-8-7 overall regular season record. The Big Red did not make a tournament appearance in 2011, but this marks their third appearance in the previous four seasons.
What: No. 1 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 4 Cornell Big Red
Where: Green Bay, Wisconsin
When: 9 PM EST
TV: ESPNU and ESPN3