The NCAA has announced the pairings for the 2004 Division III Men’s Hockey tournament. As correctly predicted by USCHO, the pairings are as follows:
First-Round, Wednesday, March 10
#3W St. Thomas at #2W Wisconsin-River Falls
Quarterfinals, Saturday, March 13
St. Thomas/Wisconsin-River Falls at #1W St. Norbert
#6E Wentworth at #1E Middlebury
#5E Hobart at #2E Norwich
#4E Curry at #3E Plattsburgh
Semifinals, Friday, March 19
St. Thomas/Wisconsin-River Falls at St. Norbert winner vs. Curry at Plattsburgh winner
Hobart at Norwich winner vs. Wentworth at Middlebury winner
The site for the Division III Frozen Four will be announced after the completion of the quarterfinals. Odds strongly favor an Eastern location, based on three Eastern teams guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.
USCHO will have reactions to the announced bids later on Monday.