The 2012 CCHA tournament quarterfinals began on Friday night with eight teams in action. There were four games and two of them went to overtime, including the matchup between Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor.
To be specific, the Wolverines and Fighting Irish needed two overtimes to settle their game on Friday night at Yost Ice Arena. Michigan actually scored 1:08 into the game on a goal by Luke Glendening, but Notre Dame's Steven Summerhays shut them down after that. Shawn Hunwick was playing out of his mind for Michigan, but Notre Dame finally managed to put the puck past him at the 11:23 mark of the third period. Neither team scored in the final part of the third period, and neither team scored in the first overtime. The game didn't end until Chris Brown netted the game-winning goal for Michigan 3:11 into the second overtime.
The other overtime game on Friday night produced a stunning upset. Bowling Green, the No. 11 seed in the tournament, beat the No. 1-seeded Ferris State Bulldogs on the road by a score of 3-2 in overtime. Ryan Carpenter scored with less than three minutes to play in the first overtime to give the Falcons the win.
The other two games on the schedule Friday night were not quite as exciting. Michigan State, for example, was defeated 6-0 by Miami (Ohio). In Kalamazoo, Western Michigan beat Lake Superior 4-2.
The quarterfinals will continue on Saturday night with four more games. Notre Dame, Ferris State, Michigan State and Lake Superior need to win to force a third and deciding game on Sunday.