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2009 NCAA Division I Tournament Field Announced

— The 2009 NCAA Tournament field was announced on Sunday morning and the overall number one seed was awarded to Boston University.

The Terriers won the Hockey East Championship and finished the season with a 31-6-4 record. The Terriers will be the number one seed in the Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H.

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Boston University will be the overall number one seed in the 2009 Division I Tournament. (photo: Melissa Wade)

The Terriers will face Ohio State (23-14-4), who received an at-large bid into the tournament. The two teams will face off at 5:30pm ET on Saturday, March 28. The winner of that game will take on the winner of North Dakota (24-14-4) and New Hampshire (19-12-5), who will play at 2:00pm ET. New Hampshire is the host of this regional in Manchester’s Verizon Wireless Arena. The Northeast Regional Championship will take place at 5:30pm ET on Sunday, March 29.

The number two overall seed was awarded to the CCHA Champions, Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish (31-5-3) will head the field in the Midwest Regional at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Irish will take on the CHA Champions, Bemidji State (18-15-1) at 7:30 ET on Saturday, March 28. The other half of the Midwest Regional features Cornell (21-9-4) and Northeastern (25-11-4), who will play at 4:00 ET. The Midwest Regional Championship will take place on Sunday, March 29, at 8:00pm ET.

The West Regional, taking place at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., will feature the number three overall seed, Denver (23-11-5). Denver will face Miami (20-12-5) at 4:30pm CT on Friday, March 27. The winner of this game will face the winner of Princeton (22-11-1) and WCHA Champions Minnesota-Duluth (21-12-8), who will play at 8:00pm CT.

The winners will play for the West Regional Championship at 8:00pm CT on Saturday, March 28.

Michigan (29-11-0) will be the number one seed in the East Regional at Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. The Wolverines will take on the Atlantic Hockey Champions, Air Force (27-10-2) at 3:00pm ET on Friday, March 27. Host Yale, the ECAC Champions with a record of 24-7-2, will take on Vermont (20-11-5) in the late game at 6:30pm ET.

The East Regional Championship will take place at 5:30pm ET on Saturday, March 28.

The winners of the East and Northeast Regionals will meet in one National Semifinal at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 9. The winners of the Midwest and West Regional will meet in the other one. Game times are 5:30pm ET and 8:00pm ET.

The National Championship will be on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00pm ET.


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