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2016 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Midwest Regional Team Capsules

Matt Dewkett

The Midwest Regional in Cincinnati, Ohio features two of the most prominent programs in college hockey history. North Dakota, the top seed in the regional, brings its seven national championships while second-seeded Michigan has nine to its resume.

The region also boasts two of the best lines in college hockey with Michigan's trio all earning spots on the list of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Left wing Kyle Connor leads the country in scoring alongside center JT Compher and right wing Tyler Motte.

North Dakota's explosive first line is led by freshman right wing Brock Boeser with Nick Schmaltz at center and Drake Caggiula on the left side.

The fourth seed, Northeastern, is the hottest team in the country. Jim Madigan's Huskies are riding a 13-game unbeaten streak and have lost just once since prior to Christmas.

Notre Dame, arguably the coldest team entering the NCAA Tournament, lost five of its last six games, but has the advantage of the best goaltender in the region in Cal Petersen.

North Dakota vs. Northeastern

North Dakota Northeastern
Mascot Fighting Hawks Huskies
NCHC Hockey East
Seed No. 1 No. 4
At-Large Automatic Bid
Overall Record 30-6-4
Conference Record 19-4-1 10-8-4
Last 10 Games 8-1-1 10-0-0
Head Coach Brad Berry (North Dakota)
Jim Madigan (Northeastern '84)
Record at School 30-6-4 (1st)
79-80-22 (5th)
Gage Ausmus
Kevin Roy
Goals Per Game 3.55 (8th) 3.30 (12th)
Goals Against 1.85 (3rd) 2.48 (20th)
Power Play Pct. 18.8 (22nd) 23.5 (7th)
Penalty Kill Pct. 79.8 (45th) 79.4 (T-46th)
Penalty Minutes 11.68 (19th) 9.05 (45th)
Leading Scorer (Pts.) Brock Boeser (51)
Zach Aston-Reese (43)
Goals Leader Brock Boeser (25)
Nolan Stevens (19)
Assists Leader Nick Schmaltz (32)
Zach Aston-Reese (29)
+/- Leader Drake Caggiula (+39)
Zach Aston-Reese (+18)
GWG Leader
Drake Caggiula (7)
Nolan Stevens (5)
PPG Leader
Brock Boeser (5)
Nolan Stevens (8)
SHG Leader
Caggiula/Gardner/Chyzyk (2)
Kurker/Gaudette (1)
Starting Goaltender Cam Johnson (.935)
Ryan Ruck (.912)
NHL Draft Picks
NCAA Championships
'59, '63, '80, '82, '87, '97, '00

Michigan vs. Notre Dame

Michigan Notre Dame
Mascot Wolverines Fighting Irish
Big Ten Hockey East
Seed No. 2 No. 3
Automatic Bid
Overall Record 24-7-5 19-10-7
Conference Record 12-5-3 15-5-2
Last 10 Games 6-3-1 5-5-0
Head Coach
Red Berenson Jeff Jackson
Record at School 834-406-89 (32nd)
JT Compher
Steven Fogarty
Goals Per Game 4.89 (1st) 3.14 (15th)
Goals Against 3.00 (38th) 2.31 (14th)
Power Play Pct. 31.8 (1st)
21.3 (10th)
Penalty Kill Pct. 84.7 (15th) 83.7 (22nd)
Penalty Minutes 11.39 (T-20th) 10.94 (25th)
Leading Scorer (Pts.) Kyle Connor (69)
Jake Evans/Anders Bjork (33)
Goals Leader Kyle Connor (35)
Thomas DiPauli (13)
Assists Leader JT Compher (46)
Jake Evans (25)
+/- Leader Connor/Compher (+38)
Anders Bjork (+27)
GWG Leader
Kyle Connor (7)
Sam Herr (4)
PPG Leader
Kyle Connor (10) Mario Lucia (5)
SHG Leader
Selman/Motte (2)
Justin Wade (1)
Starting Goaltender Steve Racine (.913)
Cal Petersen (.928)
NHL Draft Picks
NCAA Championships
'48, '51, '52, '53, '55, '56, '64, '96, '98