The 2011 Great Lakes Invitational championship game is set. Michigan will take on Michigan State on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. The Spartans advanced to the final after beating Michigan Tech 3-1 on Thursday afternoon, and Michigan advanced thanks to a 4-2 victory over No. 3 Boston College on Thursday night.
Michigan got off to a great start against Boston College with a pair of goals in the first period. David Wohlberg scored only a minute and a half into the game on assists from Alex Guptill and Kevin Clare. 15 minutes later, Luke Moffatt scored on a two-man advantage to make it 2-0.
The second period was all Boston College for the first 15 minutes. Tommy Cross scored 6:50 into the period and Paul Carey added a power-play goal five minutes later to tie things up. Michigan's A.J. Treais gave the lead back to Michigan with less than five minute to go in the second on a power play.
Up 3-2 with the clock running out, Michigan sealed the victory with a Luke Glendening empty-net goal. The Wolverines won 4-2 and will take on the Spartans on Friday night as a result.