The Irish lead Miami in the CCHA standings with by a single point, though the Irish still have two games in hand on the Redhawks. This will be a big weekend for the Irish. They have the opportunity to basically clinch their first CCHA regular season title with a sweep, and though Miami doesn't carry the big name of a Big Ten school, it is a big opportunity for Notre Dame to capture the attention of the university, and make a case for a new arean, which they desperately need.
It should also be an interesting match-up between Miami's dynamic Hobey Baker candidate, Nathan Davis, and Notre Dame's Hobey Baker candidate, goalie David Brown.
Here are Notre Dame's game notes for this weekend.