Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA men’s hockey tournament has a lot to live up to

Coach Frank Serratore and Air Force pulled off the first big upset of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s tournament (photo: Jim Rosvold).

The first day of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament brought two overtime games, one shutout and only the second time that the No. 1 overall seed has lost in the first round since the 16-team bracket began in 2003.

Buckle up for Saturday, then.

After Notre Dame and Providence won in the East Regional and Air Force and Minnesota Duluth advanced in the West, the first two Frozen Four spots will be decided Saturday.

And in the Northeast and Midwest regionals, the field will be cut in half.

Here’s Saturday’s schedule and a look back at Friday’s games.

SCOREBOARD: Saturday’s schedule


Northeast Regional, Worcester, Mass.

Cornell vs. Boston University, 1 p.m. Eastern, ESPNews

Michigan vs. Northeastern, 4:30 p.m. Eastern, ESPNews

Midwest Regional, Allentown, Pa.

Ohio State vs. Princeton, 3:30 p.m. Eastern, ESPNU

Denver vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. Eastern, ESPN3

East Regional, Bridgeport, Conn.

Notre Dame vs. Providence, 6 p.m. Eastern, ESPNU

West Regional, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Minnesota Duluth vs. Air Force, 9 p.m. Eastern, ESPN2

Friday’s recaps

Notre Dame 4, Michigan Tech 3, OT: Jordan Gross’ second goal of the game lifted the Fighting Irish.

Air Force 4, St. Cloud State 1: The Falcons joined RIT (over Minnesota State in 2015) as the only teams to beat the No. 1 overall seed in the first round in the 16-team tournament era.

Providence 1, Clarkson 0: Hayden Hawkey earned the Friars’ third NCAA tournament shutout.

Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota State 2, OT: Parker Mackay’s goal ended a few moments of madness in overtime and dropped the Mavericks to 0-5 in Division I NCAA tournament play.