There will at least be a new champion in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey this season.
Defending champion Providence fell, 2-1, in double overtime to Minnesota Duluth in Friday's Northeast Regional opener in Worcester, Mass. The Bulldogs will now meet Boston College, a 4-1 winner over Harvard, tonight at 9 p.m. (all times Eastern) in the regional final.
At the Midwest Regional in Cincinnati, Northeastern's 14-game unbeaten streak came to an end with a 6-2 loss to North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks will now face Michigan, a 3-2 OT winner over Notre Dame, tonight at 6 p.m.
The East Regional in Albany gets underway today with top-seeded Quinnipiac facing RIT at 4 p.m., followed by Yale against UMass Lowell at 7:30 p.m. The regional final is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The West Regional commences today in St. Paul, Minn. with St. Cloud State taking on Ferris State at 3 p.m. The nightcap will feature Boston University against Denver at 6:30 p.m., with the two Saturday winners to skate in the regional final on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The four regional winners will advance to the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals in Tampa on April 7.