2023 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Bracket, Teams, How to Watch – NBC Chicago

Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

March Madness is in full swing on the court, and now it’s coming to the ice.

A week after the NCAA Men’s And ladies The basketball tournaments are in, the NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament is about to begin. Sunday’s selection show has now given 16 teams from across the country their roadmap to the Frozen Four.

Michigan, Boston University, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State, Colgate and Canisius punched their cards by winning their respective conference tournaments. While these six teams became conference champions, none of them were named top seeds for their respective regionals in the national tournaments.

Minnesota, quinnipic, Michigan and Denver are the teams to beat in their respective regions. Denver strives for it second title in a row and 10th overall. Minnesota, meanwhile, is No. 1 overall after posting a 26-9-1 overall record and dominating the Big Ten during the regular season. Michigan will try to recover from its heartbreak in last year’s Frozen Four against Denver while Quinnipiac is still chasing an elusive first national title.

Here’s a look at the entire tournament field, the schedule for the first two rounds, and a preview of the 2023 Frozen Four.

Which teams are participating in the 2023 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament?

Here is the seed and location for each of the four Regionals:

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Fargo Regional: Scheel’s Arena – Fargo, ND

  1. Minnesota (#1 overall)
  2. State of St Cloud
  3. State of Minnesota
  4. Canisius

Bridgeport Regional: Total Mortgage Arena – Bridgeport, Conn.

  1. Quinnipiac (No. 2 overall)
  2. Harvard
  3. State of Ohio
  4. Merrimack

Allentown Regional: PPL Center – Allentown, Pa.

  1. Michigan (No. 3 overall)
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Michigan Tech
  4. Colgate

Manchester Regional: SNHU Arena – Manchester, NH

  1. Denver (#4 overall)
  2. Boston University
  3. western michigan
  4. Cornell

2023 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Schedule

Here are the matchups, times and networks for the opening rounds of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament:

March 23rd

Regional Manchester: #3 Western Michigan vs. #2 Boston University, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Regional Fargo: No. 3 Minnesota State vs. No. 2 St. Cloud State, 5 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Regional Manchester: No. 4 Cornell vs. No. 1 Denver, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNews

Regional Fargo: No. 4 Canisius vs. No. 1 Minnesota, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2

March 24th

Bridgeport Regional: #3 Ohio State vs. #2 Harvard, 2 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Allentown Regional: No. 3 Michigan Tech vs. No. 2 Penn State, 5 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Bridgeport Regional: No. 4 Merrimack vs. No. 1 Quinnipiac, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNews

Allentown Regional: #4 Colgate vs. #1 Michigan, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU

25th March

Manchester Regional Finals: No. 3 Western Michigan/No. 2 Boston University vs. No. 4 Cornell/No. 1 Denver, 4 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Fargo Regional Finals: #3 State of Minnesota/No. 2 St. Cloud State vs. No. 4 Canisius/No. 1 Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU

26th of March

Bridgeport Regional Finals: #3 State of Ohio/No. 2 Harvard vs. No. 4 Merrimack/No. 1 Quinnipiac, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Allentown Regional Finals: #3 Michigan Tech/No. 2 Penn State vs. No. 4 Colgate/No. 1 Michigan, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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Where are the 2023 Frozen Four?

The Frozen Four will be held April 6-8 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida for the third time. Tampa hosted the Frozen Four for the first time in 2012 when Boston College defeated Ferris State in the national title fight. Four years later, North Dakota lifted the trophy after beating Quinnipiac in the 2016 championship tournament.

This year, Fargo Regional Champion will take on Manchester Regional Champion and Bridgeport Regional Champion against Allentown Regional Champion in the National Semifinals on Thursday, April 6th. These semi-final winners will then battle it out for the national title at 8pm ET on Saturday, 4/8.

All three Frozen Four Tilts will air on ESPN2.

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