Championship Saturday has arrived.

Today we sit down with fellow hockey reporters Mick Hatten and Jess Myers to give a little pre-game analysis of tonight's 7 p.m. championship game between UMD (28-11-2) and UMass (31-9) at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. 

We talk the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, break down their Thursday semifinal games, and make a prediction of who will come out on top for the national title.

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