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College Hockey:
Here’s what we’re planning for championship weekend

We’re gearing up for our biggest coverage weekend of the season, with not only conference championships being decided in Division I men’s hockey but NCAA titles on the line in Division III and at the women’s Frozen Four.

Once again this season, you’ll be able to follow along live from most events as our staffers provide coverage from the arenas on our live blogs.

And you can see live scores and stats from the Division I men’s games on our live scoreboard page, scoreboard.uscho.com. That page is responsive so it works well on mobile devices, too.

Here’s the schedule of events, with links to the live blogs where available (note that they won’t be active until just before the first game of the day and they may be in standby between games):

Thursday

2 p.m. CDT, Big Ten quarterfinals: The first session of the day from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., features Michigan against Penn State. Live blog

7 p.m. CDT, Big Ten quarterfinals: The second session of the day from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., features Ohio State against Michigan State. Live blog

Friday

2 p.m. EDT, WCHA Final Five semifinals: The first session of the day from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., features Minnesota State against Bowling Green. Live blog

2 p.m. CDT, Big Ten semifinals: The first session of the day from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., features Wisconsin against Thursday afternoon’s winner. Live blog

3:30 p.m. EDT, Division III women’s semifinals: From Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena in Plattsburgh, N.Y., it’s Plattsburgh vs. St. Thomas followed by Norwich vs. Wisconsin-River Falls.

4 p.m. EDT, Atlantic Hockey semifinals: From Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., Mercyhurst plays Canisius, followed by Robert Morris vs. Niagara. Live blog

4 p.m. EDT, ECAC Hockey semifinals: From Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., it’s Union vs. Cornell followed by Colgate vs. Quinnipiac. Live blog

4 p.m. CDT, NCHC semifinals: From the Target Center in Minneapolis, it’s Western Michigan vs. Denver followed by North Dakota vs. Miami. Live blog

4 p.m. EDT, Division III men’s semifinals: From Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine, it’s St. Norbert vs. Geneseo followed by Wisconsin-Stevens Point vs. Oswego. Live blog link to come

5 p.m. EDT, Hockey East semifinals: From TD Garden in Boston, it’s Massachusetts-Lowell vs. Notre Dame followed by Providence vs. New Hampshire. Live blog

5 p.m. EDT, women’s Frozen Four semifinals: From High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden, Conn., it’s Minnesota vs. Wisconsin followed by Clarkson vs. Mercyhurst. Live blog

Saturday

3:30 p.m. EDT, Division III women’s third-place and championship games: Two games from Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with the consolation game up first.

3:30 p.m. CDT, NCHC third-place and championship games: Two games from the Target Center in Minneapolis, with the consolation game starting the day. Live blog

7 p.m. EDT, Atlantic Hockey championship game: From Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. Live blog

7 p.m. EDT, Hockey East championship game: From TD Garden in Boston. Live blog

7 p.m. EDT, WCHA Final Five championship game: From Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. Live blog

7 p.m. EDT, Division III men’s championship game: From Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. Live blog link to come

7:30 p.m. EDT, ECAC Hockey championship game: From Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. Live blog

7 p.m. CDT, Big Ten championship game: From the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Live blog

Sunday

Noon EDT, NCAA tournament selection show: We’ll start our live blog at around 11 a.m. EDT, when the No. 1 seeds will be announced on Twitter. If you’re in the Minneapolis area, stop by an USCHO watch party at Campus Pizza & Pasta, where doors will open at a special time, 10:30 a.m. local time. Live blog

3 p.m. EDT, women’s Frozen Four championship game: From High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden, Conn. Live blog

Playoff Central

Find brackets and all of the coverage we have from Division I men’s conference playoffs on the Playoff Central pages for each league:

Atlantic Hockey
Big Ten
ECAC Hockey
Hockey East
NCHC
WCHA

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