Bowdoin will host the 2014 Division III men’s semifinals and championship game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine, on March 21-22, 2014.
The event will be the first time the finals have ever been held in Maine.
The Colisée seats 3,677 for hockey, surpassing the NCAA’s minimum requirement of 3,000 for championship sites. Bowdoin’s home rink, Watson Arena, has a capacity of 2,400.
“Bowdoin is proud to be working with the Maine Sports Commission to bring the NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey championship to Maine,” said Bowdoin interim director of athletics Tim Ryan in a news release. “Few places can match the passion for the sport of ice hockey that Maine possesses and we’re looking forward to hosting a first-class event in this vibrant hockey community.”
The Colisée, formerly known as the Central Maine Civic Center and Lewiston Colisée, was built in 1958 and has undergone $4 million in renovations since 2005.