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 2020 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 22, 2020
The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket will be announced Sunday, March 22, time and network to be announced.
Regionals | March March 27 - 29, 2020
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship will be held March 27 - 29 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 Detroit, Mich.
|2020 DI MEN'S ICE HOCKEY REGIONALS|
|Northeast||Worchester, Mass.||DCU Center||Holy Cross||March 27 - 28|
|West||Loveland, Colo.||Budweiser Events Center||Denver||March 27 - 28|
|East||Albany, N.Y.||Times Union Center||ECAC Hockey||March 28 - 29|
|Midwest||Allentown, PA||PPL Center||Penn State||March 28 - 29|
Frozen Four | April 9 and 11, 2020
The 2020 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four will be held at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich. The National Semifinals will be held April 9, times to be announced. The National Championship game will take place April 11, time to be announced.
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