Win the Tournament to Make THE Tournament

Michigan Hockey and Michigan Basketball have similar goals in the next week.  They both need to win their conference tournaments in order to make the NCAA tournament.  While Michigan Basketball is trying to make it two consecutive trips to the 64-team "dance"...Michigan Hockey is attempting to continue a 19 year tradition of making the much smaller field of 16 (which was only 8 prior to 2003).  The hockey team began the CCHA tournament this weekend with a matchup against LSSU (CCHA tournament bracket here).  They dispatched of the Lakers in dominating fashion, outscoring LSSU 5-2 on Friday, and 6-0 tonight.  Hopefully carrying momentum, Michigan advances to meet Michigan State next weekend in a best of three game series at Munn in East Lansing.