Road to the Championship
There are 60 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Men’s Ice Hockey teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 60 programs support approximately 1,800 Men’s Ice Hockey student-athletes across the country.
The 2019 Division I Men’s Hockey Championship provides for a field of 16 teams to compete in a single elimination tournament. Of the 16 teams, 6 conference champions will receive automatic qualification with the remaining best 10 teams being selected on an at-large basis by the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee. A total of 4 teams will be seeded with each of the seeded teams being placed at 1 regional site.
Selection Show | March 24, 2019
The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket will be announced Sunday, March 24.
Regionals | March March 29 - 31, 2019
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will be held March 29 - 31 at 4 locations. At each site, 4 teams will compete in single-elimination Regional Semifinal competition. The 2 winning teams will then compete against each other in single-elimination Regional Final competition at the same site. The winning team from each of the 4 Regionals will advance to the Frozen Four in Saint Paul.
|2018 DI MEN'S ICE HOCKEY REGIONALS|
|East||Providence, R.I.||Dunkin' Donuts Center||Brown University||March 29-30|
|West||Fargo, N.D.||Scheels Arena||University of North Dakota||March 29-30|
|Northeast||Manchester, N.H.||SNHU Arena||University of New Hampshire||March 30-31|
|Midwest||Allentown, PA||PPL Center||Penn State / Spectra||March 30-31|
Frozen Four | April 11 and 13, 2019
The 2019 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four will be held at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY. The national semifinals will be held April 11 and the national championship game will take place April 13.