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2018 NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament


Locations, dates:

Selection show: March 18, noon EDT (ESPNU)

East Regional: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn., March 23-24

West Regional: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, S.D., March 23-24

Northeast Regional: DCU Center, Worcester, Mass., March 24-25

Midwest Regional: PPL Center, Allentown, Pa., March 24-25

Frozen Four: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn., April 5, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Central, and April 7, 7 p.m Central

Qualifying teams: Six automatic qualifiers, 10 at-large bids

Format: Teams are split into four regions of four teams each. In the first round, a region’s No. 1 seed meets the region’s No. 4 seed, and No. 2 plays No. 3. Winners play in the regional final for the right to advance to the Frozen Four. All rounds single elimination. More: NCAA Division I men’s tournament selection process

Bracket: PDF

2018 bracket

First round
March 23-24
Quarterfinals
March 24-25
Semifinals
April 5
Championship
April 7
1 St. Cloud State
1
Air Force
4
Friday, 3 p.m. CT, ESPNU
Minnesota State
2
Minnesota Duluth
3
Friday, 6:30 p.m. CT, ESPN3 (OT)
4 Ohio State
4
Princeton
2
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Denver
5
Penn State
1
Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
3 Cornell
1
Boston University
3
Saturday, 1 p.m. ET, ESPNews
Michigan
3
Northeastern
2
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPNews
2 Notre Dame
4
Michigan Tech
3
Friday, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN2 (OT)
Providence
1
Clarkson
0
Friday, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Air Force
1
Minnesota Duluth
2
Saturday, 8 p.m. CT, ESPN2
Ohio State
5
Denver
1
Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Boston University
3
Michigan
6
Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Notre Dame
2
Providence
1
Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Minnesota Duluth
2
Ohio State
1
5 p.m. CT, St. Paul, Minn., ESPN2
Michigan
3
Notre Dame
4
8:30 p.m. CT, St. Paul, Minn., ESPN2
Minnesota Duluth
2
Notre Dame
1
6:30 p.m. CT, St. Paul, Minn., ESPN
West, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Midwest, Allentown, Pa.
Northeast, Worcester, Mass.
East, Bridgeport, Conn.

NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey committee

Tom McGinnis, Minnesota associate athletic director (chair)

Mike Corbett, Alabama Huntsville coach

Steve Metcalf, New Hampshire associate athletic director

Jim McLaughlin, Union athletic director

Brian Riley, Army West Point coach

Mike Schafer, Cornell coach

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