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Irish loose bunch ready for Frozen Four

CHICAGO -

Notre Dame's hockey team is working hard to stay loose while on such a big stage - the Frozen Four.

About three weeks ago, Notre Dame walked into Boston's TD Garden and got beaten badly by UMass Lowell 5-1.

Players and coaches say they played tight and were mesmerized so they said get that out yesterday at practice.

Now this loose bunch is ready to go in the Frozen Four.

"We joke around and these are just a bunch of guys that are my best friends and you know it's really cool in our locker room it doesn't feel like it's a big game, we know when to focus but we also know when to have fun, just stay light and it takes the nerves off a little bit but can just help you play your game and relax and pretend you're out on the pond," said Anders Bjork, Notre Dame forward.

"You know I think if we stick together and keep that mentality we're all in this together and we battle for each other; I think that's been one of our advantages is team mentality and going through some adversity and coming out on top and I think that's brought us closer together than we ever could've imagined. I think you have to go through that adversity to have those bonds so I think we're in a good spot there," said Cal Peterson, Notre Dame goaltender.

The Irish players realize that this stage is even bigger than the one they were on a couple weeks ago, but they're trying to stay focused on making history.

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