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 at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
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.
|2019 DI MEN'S ICE HOCKEY REGIONALS|
|East||Providence, R.I.||Dunkin' Donuts Center||Brown University||March 30-31|
|West||Fargo, N.D.||Scheels Arena||University of North Dakota||March 29-30|
|Northeast||Manchester, N.H.||SNHU Arena||University of New Hampshire||March 29-30|
|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 at 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. ET and the national championship game will take place April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET.