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NCAA.com | March 19, 2017

NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Committee announces championship selections

INDIANAPOLIS--The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship. The championship playoff format involves four predetermined regional sites with four teams assigned to each site. The regional winners advance to the Men’s Frozen Four. The entire championship uses a single-elimination format.

Automatic qualification privileges are granted to the postseason champions of the six conferences. The remainder of the field is selected at large.

The University of Denver was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, include the University of Minnesota Duluth, Harvard University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

2017 Men's Ice Hockey Bracket

The dates, sites, times and pairings of this year’s championship are as follows:

Midwest Regional, March 25-26

U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNews/WatchESPN

No. 1 Denver (29-7-4) vs. No. 4 Michigan Tech (23-14-7)

Saturday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN3/WatchESPN

No. 2 Union (NY) (25-9-3) vs. No. 3 Penn State (24-11-2) 

Sunday, March 26, 6 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

Midwest Regional Championship 

Northeast Regional, March 25-26

SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

Saturday, March 25, 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

No. 1 Minnesota (23-11-3) vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (21-11-5)

Saturday, March 25, Noon Eastern time, ESPN3/WatchESPN

No. 2 Massachusetts Lowell (26-10-3) vs. No. 3 Cornell (21-8-5)

Sunday, March 26, 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

Northeast Regional Championship

East Regional, March 24-25

Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Friday, March 24, 4 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

No. 1 Harvard (26-5-2) vs. No. 4 Providence (22-11-5)

Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN3/WatchESPN

No. 2 Western Michigan (22-12-5) vs. No. 3 Air Force (26-9-5)

Saturday, March 25, 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

East Regional Championship

West Regional, March 24-25

Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota

Friday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

No. 1 Minnesota Duluth (25-6-7) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (21-11-6)

Friday, March 24, 3 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2/WatchESPN

No. 2 Boston University (23-11-3) vs. No. 3 North Dakota (21-15-3)

Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU/WatchESPN

West Regional Championship

Men’s Frozen Four, April 6 and 8

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, April 6, 6 and 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2/WatchESPN (order of games TBD) 

Midwest Regional Champion vs. Northeast Regional Champion East Regional Champion vs. West Regional Champion

Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN/WatchESPN

National Championship

The following conferences and teams received automatic qualification:

Atlantic Hockey Association – Air Force
Big Ten Conference – Penn State
ECAC Hockey – Harvard
Hockey East Association – UMass Lowell
National Collegiate Hockey Conference – Minnesota Duluth Western Collegiate Hockey Association – Michigan Tech

To purchase tickets for all the regional sites and the Frozen Four in addition to all information about the championship, log on to www.NCAA.com/FrozenFour. 

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