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NCAA.com | March 20, 2022

2022 NCAA DI men's ice hockey championship selections

2022 NCAA DI men's hockey championship selection show

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2022 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.

SEE THE BRACKET: The full field has been revealed

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

Michigan was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, include Minnesota St., Western Mich. and Denver.

LIVE COVERAGE: Updates from the 2022 DI men's ice hockey championship

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

Albany Regional, March 24-26
MVP Arena, Albany, New York

Thursday, March 24, Noon, Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 1 Minnesota St. (35-5-0) vs. No. 4 Harvard (21-10-3)

Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 North Dakota (24-13-1) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (27-11-0)

Saturday, March 26, 4 p.m./6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
Albany Regional Championship

Allentown Regional, March 25-27
PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Friday, March 25, 3 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 1 Michigan (29-9-1) vs. No. 4 American Int’l (22-12-3)

Friday, March 25, 8 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 Quinnipiac (31-6-3) vs. No. 3 St. Cloud St. (18-14-4)

Sunday, March 27, 4 p.m./6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
Allentown Regional Championship

Loveland Regional, March 24-26
Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, Colorado

Thursday, March 24, 3 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 Minn. Duluth (21-15-4) vs. No. 3 Michigan Tech (21-12-3)

Thursday, March 24, 9 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 1 Denver (27-9-1) vs. No. 4 UMass Lowell (21-10-3)

Saturday, March 26, 4 p.m./6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
Loveland Regional Championship

Worcester Regional, March 25-27
DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

Friday, March 25, Noon Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 1 Western Mich. (25-11-1) vs. No. 4 Northeastern (25-12-1)

Friday, March 25, 6 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 Minnesota (24-12-0) vs. No. 3 Massachusetts (22-12-2)

Sunday, March 27, 4 p.m./6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
Worcester Regional Championship

Men’s Frozen Four, April 7 and 9 T
D Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Thursday, April 7, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2 (order of games TBD)
Allentown Regional Champion vs. Loveland Regional Champion
Worcester Regional Champion vs. Albany Regional Champion
Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
National Championship

The following conferences and teams received automatic qualification:

Atlantic Hockey Association – American International
Big Ten Conference – Michigan
CCHA – Minnesota State
ECAC Hockey – Harvard
Hockey East Association – Massachusetts
National Collegiate Hockey Conference – Minnesota Duluth

For all information about the championship, log on to www.NCAA.com/FrozenFour.

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