DI Men's Ice Hockey Champ Info

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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.

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.