NCAA D-I women’s field set with Minnesota the top seed

Two teams from the WCHA, winners of the last 13 national championships, make up the eight-team field of the 2013 NCAA women’s Division I tournament.

Defending national champion, 2012-13 WCHA regular-season champion and No. 1 overall seed Minnesota will host North Dakota in a WCHA Final Faceoff rematch in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 5 p.m. EST at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

The other pairings have No. 2-seeded Cornell hosting Mercyhurst, No. 3 Boston University hosting Clarkson and Harvard playing at No. 4 Boston College.

The quarterfinal winners will advance to the Frozen Four on Friday, March 22 and Sunday, March 24, also at Ridder Arena.