INDIANAPOLIS — Tickets for all five sites of the 2017 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship go on sale Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The tickets, being sold as three- game packages, may be purchased online at NCAA.com/FrozenFour or through each venue’s ticket office.
The 2017 Men’s Frozen Four will be held at the United Center in Chicago and be hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the Chicago Sports Commission. The national semifinals will be played April 6 at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, while the final will be April 8 at 8 p.m. Eastern. It will mark the first time any round of the championship has been held in the state of Illinois.
The East Regional will be played March 24-25, and hosted by Brown University at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence has hosted 35 previous NCAA tournament games, including 26 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. They have hosted seven Frozen Fours and this will be the fifth regional in the building. Other NCAA tournament games in Rhode Island have previously been held at Meehan Auditorium and Schneider Arena.
The West Regional will be played March 24-25 at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota. The event will be hosted by the University of North Dakota. This will be the second time a regional has been held in Fargo after having been host to the sold-out West Regional in 2015. The state of North Dakota has been host to 14 previous NCAA tournament games, including 11 that were held in Grand Forks.
The Northeast Regional will be held at the SNHU Arena (previously the Verizon Wireless Arena) in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the seventh time in the last 13 years. The event will be hosted by the University of New Hampshire and held March 25-26. The Wildcats also hosted a quarterfinal tournament game at Snively Arena in 1982.
The Midwest Regional will be hosted by Miami University, and be played March 25-26 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. This will be the third time, including second in a row, that U.S. Bank Arena will host a regional tournament. The arena, previously known as the Riverfront Coliseum, hosted the 1996 Frozen Four. The state of Ohio has served as host to 18 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament games at venues in Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo.
If any of the aforementioned regional host schools are selected to participate in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, they will be assigned to their host site. The times and ESPN platform for each regional will be announced on the selection show, which will air at noon Eastern on March 19 on ESPNU.