INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has announced the host sites for the 2017 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Regionals.
The East Regional has been awarded to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island and will be hosted by Brown on March 24-25, while the Northeast Regional will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire with New Hampshire serving as host on March 25-26. The Midwest Regional will be hosted by Miami (Ohio) and be held at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on March 25-26, while North Dakota will host the West Regional March 24-25 at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota.
“We are extremely excited about these four sites,” said Brian Faison, chair of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee and athletics director at North Dakota. “All four of these venues have a proven track record of hosting successful NCAA ice hockey events and should provide a great experience for our student-athletes.”
The Dunkin’ Donuts Center has hosted the regionals four times previously, including 2015, in addition to hosting the Frozen Four six times, the last of which was in 2000. In fact, they have hosted 35 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament games, the third highest total of any arena in the country.
Verizon Wireless Arena has hosted an NCAA regional six times previously, including five times in the past 10 years. U.S. Bank Arena will be hosting for the third time in four years as they hosted in 2014 and will again this March. Formerly known as Riverfront Coliseum, the U.S. Bank Arena also hosted the 1996 Frozen Four. Scheels Arena hosted a regional for the first time in 2015.
For more information on the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championships, log on to NCAA.com/frozenfour.