Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Field is Set
Following are the brackets, courtesy of CollegeHockeyNews.com
Dunkin Donuts Center
Saturday, 5:30 and 9 p.m. (ET), Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
1. Quinnipiac vs. 16. Canisius
6. Boston College vs. 12. Union
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Van Andel Arena
Friday, 2 and 5:30 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 4 p.m.
2. Minnesota vs. 15. Yale
8. North Dakota vs. 10. Niagara
Verizon Wireless Center
Friday, 4:30 and 8 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
3. Mass.-Lowell vs. 14. Wisconsin
7. New Hampshire vs. 9. Denver
Saturday, 1:30 and 5 p.m. (ET), Sunday, 4 p.m.
4. Notre Dame vs. 13. St. Cloud State
5. Miami vs. 11. Minnesota State
Conspicuously absent for the first time since 1990 is Michigan, which had to beat Notre Dame today in the last-ever CCHA Championship to gain the league's autobid, but fell by a 3-1 score. The Wolverines' loss opened the door for Yale to garner the last at-large bid to this year's national tournament.
The regional winners (East vs. Midwest, West vs. Northeast) will meet on Friday, April 11 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, with the championship game to be played two days later.