Format: All eight teams qualify.
Quarterfinals: Best-of-three series, March 11-13 at campus sites. Seed 8 at 1, 7 at 2, 6 at 3, 5 at 4. Schedule/results
Championship (Frozen Faceoff): At Target Center, Minneapolis. March 18: Semifinals — 4 and 7:30 p.m. CDT. March 19: Third-place game, 3:30 p.m. CDT; championship game, 7:30 p.m. CDT. Schedule/results
Note: Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinal round.
Watch this page for all of USCHO.com’s game recaps, columns, features and blog posts from the 2016 NCHC conference playoffs.
Saturday, March 19
- Better forecheck helps St. Cloud State regroup en route to NCHC title-game victory
- Pride, staying in condition key factors in Denver-North Dakota third-place tie
- Bracketology Blog: A prediction for the 2016 NCAA tournament bracket
- Photos: Gallery: St. Cloud State wins the NCHC playoff title
- Recap: Eyssimont scores twice as St. Cloud State captures NCHC playoff title
- Recap: North Dakota, Denver play to tie in NCHC third-place game
- Live Blogs: Updates from the NCHC Frozen Faceoff third-place, championship games
- Bracketology Blog: Three teams on the bubble ahead of Saturday's games
Friday, March 18
- Unexpected defensive battle goes in St. Cloud State's favor
- Minnesota-Duluth outmuscles North Dakota in NCHC semifinal
- Recap: Benik, St. Cloud State hold off Denver in NCHC semifinal
- Photos: Gallery: Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State skate into NCHC title game
- Recap: Minnesota-Duluth overcomes early deficit, sends North Dakota to third straight NCHC semifinal loss
- Live Blogs: Updates from the NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals