NCAA Men’s Division III Field Announced

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.