Championship contenders announced
Championship play set for March 15-16 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Committee announced Sunday the field of 11 teams for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
Eight conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining three teams were selected at-large by the committee.
The championship playoff format involves three first-round games and four quarterfinal games that are played on the campuses of the participating institutions. All games in the championship are single elimination. The four quarterfinal winners advance to Lake Placid, N.Y. at Herb Brooks Ice Arena for the semifinals and championship game, which will be conducted March 15-16. The Olympic Regional Development Authority and Plattsburgh State will co-host the championship.
|ECAC East||Babson (17-6-5)|
|ECAC Northeast||Wentworth (16-8-3)|
|Massachusetts Small College Athletic Conference||Massachusetts-Dartmouth (12-7-7)|
|Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association||Adrian (23-1-3)|
|Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||St. John’s (Minn.) (16-7-4)|
|New England Small College Athletic Conference||Bowdoin (22-3-2)|
|Northern Collegiate Hockey Association||St. Norbert (23-5-1)|
|State University of New York Athletic Conference||Oswego State (23-4-0)|
Utica (20-5-1), Norwich (23-3-1) and the Wisconsin-Eau Claire (20-5-2), enter the field as the three at-large selections.
The championship game will be web streamed live on NCAA.com at 7 p.m. ET.
In 2012, St. Norbert claimed its third national championship title with a 4-1 win against Oswego State at the Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y.