Two of the four teams that will skate in the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four are titans in the sport's history, while the other two have an eye on making program history.
Michigan and North Dakota enter with 43 total Frozen Four appearances; Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame with a combined six.
Michigan and North Dakota have 16 national titles between them; UMD and Notre Dame each are seeking their first.
UMD and Notre Dame meet in the first semifinal, 5 p.m. ET on April 7 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Michigan and North Dakota will play in the second game, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. The winners will play for the NCAA title at 7 p.m. ET on April 9.
"There is a certain confidence that comes with being a (program like) Michigan," said Montreal's Michael Cammalleri about his alma mater. "Impose that will upon a team early and put some doubt in them."