Road to the Championship
The Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee will conduct selections for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship March 20, 2016. The 16-team field will be selected from 59 NCAA Division I institutions sponsoring the sport of men’s ice hockey. Of the 16 teams, 6 conference champions will receive automatic qualification with the remaining best 10 teams being selected on an at-large basis. Four teams will be seeded and each of the seeded teams will be placed at one of the regional sites.
The 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket will be announced Sunday, March 20, 2016 (TBD Time & Network).
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will be held March 25-27, 2016 at 4 locations. At each regional site, four teams will compete in regional semifinal and final single-elimination competition. The winners from each regional site will advance to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay.
West Regional – Saint Paul, Minn. | Xcel Energy Center | Hosted by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Northeast Regional – Worcester, Mass. | DCU Center | Hosted by the College of the Holy Cross
Midwest Regional – Cincinnati, Ohio | U.S Bank Arena | Hosted by Miami (Ohio) University
East Regional – Albany, N.Y. | Times Union Center | Hosted by ECAC Hockey
The 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla., April 7 & 9. This is the 69th annual NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship and the 2nd time that the city of Tampa Bay (2012) will host this premier college men’s ice hockey championship event.
• Selection Show – March 20, 2016 (TBD Time & Network)
• Regional sites will be broadcasted on the TBD Network(s).
• National semifinal games will be broadcasted on TBD Network(s).
• The national championship game will be broadcasted on TBD Network(s).
Future Dates and Sites
March 19 – Selection Show
March 24-26 – Regionals
April 6 & 8 – Frozen Four (Chicago)
March 18 – Selection Show
March 23-25 – Regionals
April 5 & 7 – Frozen Four (St. Paul, Minn.)