DI Men's Ice Hockey Champ Info

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TD Garden| Boston, MA| April 7 & 9, 2022

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Road to the Championship

National Participation
There are 61 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Men’s Ice Hockey teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 61 programs support approximately 1,800 Men’s Ice Hockey student-athletes across the country.

Selection Process
The 2022 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 20, 2022
The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket will be announced on Sunday, March 20.

Regionals | March 25-27, 2022
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 Boston. 

Frozen Four | April 7-9, 2022
The 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship will be held at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The National Semifinals will be held April 7, 2022.  The National Championship will take place April 9, 2022. 


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