DI Men's Ice Hockey Champ Info

Men's Ice Hockey

DI MEN'S FROZEN FOUR

KEYBANK CENTER | BUFFALO, NY | APR 11 - 13

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Road to the Championship

National Participation
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.

Selection Process
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
Regional City Venue Host Dates
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.