The NCAA announced Monday that it will have predetermined sites for all winter national tournaments, including Division III men’s and women’s hockey.
For D-III men, the timeline is as follows:
First Round (one game): Thursday, March 18
Quarterfinals (four games): Saturday, March 20
Semifinals (two games): Thursday, March 25
Final: Friday, March 26
Bids may propose host variations that: 1) combine rounds (e.g., first round and quarterfinals); 2) host more than one quarterfinal game at the same site; 3) accommodate hosting all nine teams for the entirety of the championship within the same venue; or 4) offer more than one venue in same locale.
The D-III women’s tournament will be all at one site:
Quarterfinals: Friday, March 19
Semifinals: Saturday, March 20
Final: Monday, March 22
No word yet on what this announcement means for Division I men’s and women’s hockey.