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Quick lowdown on six WCHA teams in NCAA field

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Men's hockey Updated: March 25, 2013 - 12:32 PM

NCAA hockey regional sites, dates, times and ESPN coverage plans

(ESPN will have all the regional games available on the Internet, either on WatchESPN, ESPN3 or ESPN syndication)

West Regional
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Friday's first semifinal, 1 p.m.

No. 1 Minnesota (26-8-5) vs. No. 4 Yale (18-12-3 ... ESPNU or WatchESPN

Friday's second semifinal, 4:30 p.m.

No. 2 North Dakota (21-12-7) vs. No. 3 Niagara (23-9-5) ... ESPNU or WatchESPN

Saturday's championship

Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. ... ESPNU or WatchESPN


Northeast Regional
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

Friday's first semifinal,  3:30 p.m.

No. 1 Massachusetts-Lowell (26-10-2) vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (22-12-7) ... ESPN3 or ESPN syndication

Friday's second semifinal,  7 p.m.

No. 2 New Hampshire (19-11-7) vs. No. 3 Denver (20-13-5) ... ESPNU or WatchESPN

Saturday's championship

Semifinal winners, 5:30 p.m.  ESPNU or WatchESPN


East Regional
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Saturday's first semifinal, 4:30 p.m.

No. 1 Quinnipiac (27-7-5) vs. No. 16 Canisius (19-18-5) ... ESPN3 or ESPN syndication

Saturday's second semifinal, 8 p.m.

No. 2 Boston College (22-11-4) vs. No. 3 Union (New York) (21-12-5) ... ESNPU or WatchESPN

Sunday's championship

Semifinal winners, 5:30 p.m. ... ESPNU or WatchESPN

Midwest Regional
Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio

Saturday's first semifinal, 12:30 p.m.

No. 1 Notre Dame (25-12-3) vs. No. 4 St. Cloud State (23-15-1) ... ESPN3 or ESPN syndication

Saturday's second semifinal, 4 p.m.
No. 2 Miami (Ohio) (24-11-5) vs. No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato (24-13-3) ... ESPN3 or ESPN syndication

Sunday's championship

Semifinal winners, 3 p.m. ... ESPNU or WatchESPN


All six WCHA teams in the NCAA field shot out quick news releases on their selection. Here are snipets and tidbits from each:


* This is the Gophers' 34th NCAA tournament and second in two years. They lost 6-1 to Boston College in the Frozen Four semifinals in Tampa a year ago. They are the No. 2 overall seed on Friday against Yale in the West Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich.

* Van Andel Arena, the University of Michigan and the Western Michigan Sports Commission will host this year’s NCAA West Regional. ... The Wolverines came one game short of making the NCAAs, losing to Notre Dame in the CCHA championship game on Sunday.

* Gophers coach Don Lucia is 4-0-0 all-time against Yale.

* The U has won five national championships (‘74, ’76, ’79, ’02, ’03) and played in 20 Frozen Fours. ...  Minnesota holds a 52-34 (.604) record in the NCAA tournament with this year’s matchup marking the first-ever NCAA postseason meeting between Yale and Minnesota.

* The Gophers are 14-6-0 all-time against the Bulldogs in a history that dates back to December 21, 1935. The programs last met on December 27, 2002 when the Gophers won 7-2 at Mariucci Arena inf the Dodge Holiday Classic.

* Two-day passes for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting


* The Pioneers (20-13-5) have claimed seven NCAA Division I National Championships in their history.

* DU has played all three of the other teams  in the Northeast Regional. Denver lost 6-4 decision at home against New Hampshire on Nov. 24 and beat UMass-Lowell 5-1 at Magness Arena in its season opener on Oct. 19. Wisconsin beat DU 3-1 victory and tied 1-1 on Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Denver.

 * This is Denver's sixth consecutive NCAA appearance and i24th overall. The Pioneers received at at-large bid after finishing fifth overall in the WCHA regular-season standings.

* Denver owns a 27-19 (.587) mark all-time in NCAA Tournament action and has advanced to the national semifinals 14 times.

 * The Pioneers are 20-13-5. Denver had a 20-win season for the 12th consecutive year, the longest current stretch nationally.

* Follow @DU_Pioneers and @DU_Hockey on Twitter



The Mavericks were 24-13-3 in the regular season and finished tied for fourth place in the WCHA. They are the third seed in the Midwest Regional.

MSU will be making its second appearance in the NCAA  tournament. The Mavericks, in 2002-03, were 20-11-10, played in the East Regional and lost 5-2 to Cornell in a first-round game. 



* A limited number of  West Regional ticket packages are available for sale to North Dakota Champions Club members and the general public.

* Champions Club members have until 5 p.m. Monday to make their requests by e-mail. There's a maximum limit of four ticket packages. If there are any ticket packages still remaining after fulfilling the Champions Club requests, general public requests will then be fulfilled. Requests should be e-mailed to

* E-mail requests should have the words, ‘regional tickets' in the subject line, and in the body of the e-mail Champions Club members should include their Champions Club level, the number of tickets requested and a contact phone number. Priority for ticket purchasing opportunity is based on Champions Club Priority Points Standings as of March 1. All e-mails will receive a confirmation e-mail.

* West Region ticket packages cost $65 and are good for all three games in the tournament. The UND Box Office does not sell single-game tickets to postseason tournaments. Tickets are available to purchase online at

* UND fans who aren't members of the Champions Club join today! Visit or e-mail for more info. Fans with questions about the procedure can call the ticket office at 701.777.4689.

* This is North Dakota’s 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA postseason, the longest active streak in the nation, and the 28th overall NCAA postseason trip in program history. ... UND's seven national titles are second in the nation behind only Michigan's nine.

* UND earned an at-large bid into the national tournament after going 21-12-7 during the regular season, the program’s ninth 20-win season in as many years under head coach Dave Hakstol.



* This is SCSU's ninth NCAA tournament bid. The list: 1989, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013.

* SCSU is 5-5-0  vs. Notre Dame since 1988. The last meeting between SCSU and Notre Dame was a 4-1 and 4-3 OT sweep by the Irish on Oct. 17-18, 1997 at the NHEC. This is their first  postseason meeting.

* SCSU is 1-9-0 in NCAA tournament play. The Huskies picked up their first NCAA tournament win on March 26, 2010 with a 4-3 overtime win over Northern Michigan in West Regional  at the X. The Huskies lost 5-3 to Wisconsin in the title game.

* SCSU is 2-8-2 all-time series vs. Miami and  25-15-7 vs. Minnesota State at the D-I level. Those teams play in the other game in this region.

* In SCSU's first trip to the NCAA tournament, the Huskies lost a 6-3 and 4-2 series at Lake Superior State.
Other regional opponents for SCSU have included Boston University in 2000, Michigan in 2001 and 2002, New Hampshire in 2003, Maine in 2007, Clarkson in 2008, Northern Michigan in 2010 and Wisconsin in 2010.

* This is the fourth time coach  Bob Motzko has taken the Huskies to the NCAA tournament.



* The Badgers enter the national tournament as the 2013 WCHA Final Five champion, having won six straight games. The conference tournament title marked the program’s 12th WCHA playoff crown, but its first Broadmoor Trophy since 1998 and first ever under head coach Mike Eaves.

* Eaves on NCAA field: “I think that every team in this tournament can beat any other team. We’ve seen that all year in our league and playing in our nonconference games. Any team in this 16-team tournament can win…The issue for us is maintaining what we have and keep rolling.”

* Tickets for  Northeast Regional are on sale now. Two-day passes can be purchased by visiting or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. ... All-session tickets for Wisconsin student season ticket-holders will go on sale Monday  at 7:30 a.m. online at (while supplies last).

* Wisconsin has won six NCAA titles, including most recently in 2006. The Badgers also won titles in 1990, 1983, 1981, 1977 and 1973.




Tennessee 7:25 PM
Philadelphia 12/20/14 3:30 PM
San Diego 12/20/14 7:25 PM
San Francisco
Minnesota 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Baltimore 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Detroit 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Cleveland 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Atlanta 12/21/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Green Bay 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Kansas City 12/21/14 12:00 PM
New England 12/21/14 12:00 PM
NY Jets
NY Giants 12/21/14 3:05 PM
St. Louis
Buffalo 12/21/14 3:25 PM
Indianapolis 12/21/14 3:25 PM
Seattle 12/21/14 7:30 PM
Denver 12/22/14 7:30 PM
Atlanta 127 FINAL
Cleveland 98
Phoenix 111 FINAL
Charlotte 106
Dallas 117 FINAL
Detroit 106
Utah 105 FINAL
Miami 87
Orlando 92 FINAL
Boston 109
Brooklyn 89 FINAL
Toronto 105
Memphis 117 FINAL
San Antonio 116
Milwaukee 97 FINAL
Portland 104
Houston 115 FINAL
Denver 111
Indiana 100 FINAL
LA Clippers 102
Ottawa 2 FINAL
New Jersey 0
Boston 3 FINAL(OT)
Minnesota 2
Dallas 2 FINAL
Vancouver 0
Langston 65 FINAL
North Texas 78
Delaware State 72 FINAL
St Francis-NY 64
James Madison 72 FINAL
Ball State 52
SIU Edwardsville 65 FINAL
Campbell 70
St Francis-PA 67 FINAL
Duquesne 52
North Florida 77 FINAL
Florida State 93
Catawba 69 FINAL
George Mason 99
Ferrum 48 FINAL
High Point 106
Hampton 55 FINAL
Illinois 73
Gardner-Webb 65 FINAL
Jacksonville 68
Longwood 60 FINAL
Miami-Ohio 71
Arkansas State 69 FINAL
Miss State 55
Tennessee 72 FINAL
NC State 83
Ohio State 97
Manhattan 56 FINAL
Pittsburgh 65
Robert Morris 57 FINAL
Toledo 83
Char Southern 58 FINAL
Wofford 64
Kennesaw St 90 FINAL
Youngstown St 84
Barber-Scotia 52 FINAL
NC Central 108
Detroit 70 FINAL
UCF 75
Liberty 70 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 73
Denver 83
Ark-Pine Bluff 61 FINAL
Houston 56
UT Martin 54 FINAL
Illinois State 64
Milligan 76 FINAL
Louisiana 115
Abilene Christian 44 FINAL
Loyola-Chicago 83
USC Upstate 73 FINAL
Memphis 83
Alcorn State 56 FINAL
Murray State 94
Central Mich 80 FINAL
Northwestern 67
Georgia State 54 FINAL
Old Dominion 58
TX-Pan American 69 FINAL
Saint Louis 75
Ill-Chicago 46 FINAL
SMU 67
Texas State 60 FINAL
Stephen F Austin 66
SC State 39 FINAL
Texas Tech 101
Missouri State 70 FINAL
Tulsa 74
Chicago State 60 FINAL
Western Ky 75
Morehead State 50 FINAL
Green Bay 66
Northern Colorado 82 FINAL
Nebraska Omaha 92
Winthrop 62 FINAL
Auburn 80
New Mexico St 55 FINAL
Baylor 66
San Diego St 62 FINAL
Cincinnati 71
Eastern Mich 46 FINAL
Michigan State 66
Loyola Marymount 58 FINAL
Stanford 67
Incarnate Word 82 FINAL
Grand Canyon 80
Northeastern 58 FINAL
Cal Poly 60
Central Arkansas 55 FINAL
New Mexico 76
Howard 45 FINAL
Pepperdine 53
Portland 73 FINAL
CS-Northridge 56 FINAL
Oregon 79
Grambling St 38 FINAL
Washington 86
Nevada 12/20/14 10:00 AM
Utah State 12/20/14 1:20 PM
Texas-El Paso
(23) Utah 12/20/14 2:30 PM
Colorado State
Western Mich 12/20/14 4:45 PM
Air Force
South Alabama 12/20/14 8:15 PM
Bowling Green
BYU 12/22/14 1:00 PM
Marshall 12/23/14 5:00 PM
Northern Ill
Navy 12/23/14 8:30 PM
San Diego St
Central Mich 12/24/14 11:00 AM
Western Ky
Fresno State 12/24/14 7:00 PM
Western Carolina 79 FINAL
UNC-Asheville 66
(21) Miss State 66 FINAL
Louisiana 51
(25) DePaul 109 FINAL
Loyola-Chicago 84
Liberty 64 FINAL
NC State 67
Elon 77 FINAL
Campbell 51
Akron 73 FINAL
UCF 64
Richmond 77 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 67
Montana 70 FINAL
Seattle 64
(7) Stanford 46 FINAL
Chattanooga 54
Florida A&M 69 FINAL
Southern U 80
Oklahoma 72 FINAL
(13) Duke 92
Savannah State 56 FINAL
Auburn 62
Northern Colorado 43 FINAL
South Florida 84
Youngstown St 73 FINAL
Robert Morris 65
Siena 75 FINAL
Sacred Heart 65
Vermont 63 FINAL
St Francis-NY 61
(1) South Carolina 69 FINAL
Hampton 49
Fla Gulf Coast 91 FINAL
Bethune-Cookman 46
Texas Southern 92 FINAL
Houston Baptist 80
Northwestern 88 FINAL
Appalachian St 72
NC Central 52 FINAL
Coastal Carolina 67
Drexel 50 FINAL
Quinnipiac 74
Cincinnati 52 FINAL
Northern Ky 66
Alabama State 53 FINAL
Georgia Tech 77
Morehead St 69 FINAL
USC Upstate 75
Arkansas State 59 FINAL
Kent State 44
American Univ 60 FINAL
Manhattan 52
UNC Greensboro 60 FINAL
St Bonaventure 78
Arkansas-Monticello 56 FINAL
Northwestern St 61
Prairie View 70 FINAL
Sam Houston St 51
McNeese State 59 FINAL
(3) Texas 76
Yale 90 FINAL
Wagner 65
Oakland 61 FINAL
TX A&M-CC 54
Eastern Kentucky 62 FINAL
Alabama A&M 56
SIU-Edwardsville 47 FINAL
Northern Ill 69
McMurry 25 FINAL
TX-Arlington 82
Portland 65 FINAL
Eastern Washington 72
North Texas 42 FINAL
San Francisco 60


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