NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey, Conference Tournament Update for March 17

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NCAA MEN’S DIVISION I HOCKEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

Number in bold is school’s seeding in tournament; numbers in italics are school’s USCHO.com, USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and RPI rankings for week of March 10

HOCKEY EAST ASSOCIATION

QUARTERFINALS / Best-of-3 series / Campus sites

(8) (11/11/9) NOTRE DAME (23-13-2) at (1) (2/2/2) BOSTON COLLEGE (26-7-4)

Friday, March 14: Notre Dame 7, Boston College 2

Saturday, March 15: Boston College 4, Notre Dame 2

Sunday, March 16: Notre Dame 4, Boston College 2 (Notre Dame wins series, 2-1)

(5) (14/14/15) NORTHEASTERN (19-14-4) at (4) (21/nr/20) NEW HAMPSHIRE (21-17-1)

Friday, March 14: New Hampshire 1, Northeastern 0

Saturday, March 15: Northeastern 5, New Hampshire 4 (OT)

Sunday, March 16: New Hampshire 5, Northeastern 4 (New Hampshire wins series, 2-1)

(6) (19/nr/21) MAINE (16-15-4) at (3) (9/10/11) PROVIDENCE (21-9-6)

Friday, March 14: Providence 3, Maine 1

Saturday, March 15: Providence 4, Maine 2 (Providence wins series, 2-0)

(7) (15/15/12) VERMONT (20-14-3) at (2) (8/8/8) MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (23-10-4)

Friday, March 14: Massachusetts-Lowell 3, Vermont 2

Saturday, March 15: Vermont 3, Massachusetts-Lowell 2 (OT)

Sunday, March 16: Massachusetts-Lowell 2, Vermont 1 (Massachusetts-Lowell wins series, 2-1)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS / Boston, Mass. / TD Garden

SEMIFINALS / Friday, March 21

(8) (11/11/9) Notre Dame (23-13-2) vs. (2) (8/8/8) Massachusetts-Lowell (23-10-4), 5 p.m. (NBC Sports Network/NESN)

(4) (21/nr/20) New Hampshire (21-17-1) vs. (3) (9/10/11) Providence (21-9-6), 8 p.m. (NBC Sports Network/NESN)

CHAMPIONSHIP / Saturday, March 22

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. (NBC Sports Network/NESN Plus)

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

TOURNAMENT / St. Paul, Minn. / Xcel Energy Center

FIRST ROUND / Thursday, March 20

Game 1: (6) (nr/nr/53) Penn State (7-25-2) vs. (3) (13/13/14) Michigan (18-12-4), 3 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Game 2: (5) (nr/nr/37) Michigan State (11-17-7) vs. (4) (24/nr/23) Ohio State (16-13-5), 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

SEMIFINALS / Friday, March 21

Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. (2) (5/5/4) Wisconsin (22-10-2), 3 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. (1) (1/1/1) Minnesota (25-5-6), 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

CHAMPIONSHIP / Saturday, March 22

Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

EASTERN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

QUARTERFINALS / Best-of-3 series / Campus sites

(10) (nr/nr/42) DARTMOUTH (10-20-4) at (1) (3/3/3) UNION (26-6-4)

Friday, March 14: Union 3, Dartmouth 0

Saturday, March 15: Union 4, Dartmouth 2 (Union wins series, 2-0)

(5) (22t/nr/24) CLARKSON (21-17-4) at (4) (12/12/13) CORNELL (17-9-5)

Friday, March 14: Cornell 2, Clarkson 1

Saturday, March 15: Clarkson 4, Cornell 1

Sunday, March 16: Cornell 1, Clarkson 0 (OT) (Cornell wins series, 2-1)

(6) (16/16/18) YALE (17-11-5) at (3) (6t/7/7) QUINNIPIAC (24-8-6)

Friday, March 14: Quinnipiac 6, Yale 2

Saturday, March 15: Quinnipiac 5, Yale 3 (Quinnipiac wins series, 2-0)

(8) (nr/nr/30) ST. LAWRENCE (15-19-4) at (2) (17/17/17) COLGATE (19-12-5)

Friday, March 14: Colgate 2, St. Lawrence 1

Saturday, March 15: Colgate 4, St. Lawrence 3 (Colgate wins series, 2-0)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS / Lake Placid, N.Y. / 1980 Rink – Herb Brooks Arena

SEMIFINALS / Friday, March 21

(1) (3/3/3) Union (26-6-4) vs. (4) (12/12/13) Cornell (17-9-5), 4 p.m. (FOX College Sports)

(2) (17/17/17) Colgate (19-12-5) vs. (3) (6t/7/7) Quinnipiac (24-8-6), 7:30 p.m. (FOX College Sports)

CHAMPIONSHIP / Saturday, March 22

Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m. (FOX College Sports)

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HOCKEY CONFERENCE

QUARTERFINALS / Best-of-3 series / Campus sites

(8) (nr/nr/40) MIAMI, OHIO (14-19-3) at (1) (4/4/5) ST. CLOUD STATE (21-10-5)

Friday, March 14: Miami, Ohio 5, St. Cloud State 4 (OT)

Saturday, March 15: Miami, Ohio 4, St. Cloud State 3 (Miami, Ohio wins series, 2-0)

(5) (22t/nr/22) WESTERN MICHIGAN (19-14-5) at (4) (20/nr/19) MINNESOTA-DULUTH (16-16-4)

Friday, March 14: Western Michigan 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2

Saturday, March 15: Western Michigan 4, Minnesota-Duluth 3 (Western Michigan wins series, 2-0)

(6) (25/nr/27) DENVER (18-15-6) at (3) (26/nr/26) NEBRASKA-OMAHA (17-18-2)

Thursday, March 13: Nebraska-Omaha 4, Denver 3

Friday, March 14: Denver 5, Nebraska-Omaha 1

Saturday, March 15: Denver 2, Nebraska-Omaha 0 (Denver wins series, 2-1)

(7) (nr/nr/51) COLORADO COLLEGE (7-24-6) at (2) (10/9/10) NORTH DAKOTA (22-12-3)

Friday, March 14: North Dakota 4, Colorado College 2

Saturday, March 15: Colorado College 3, North Dakota 2

Sunday, March 16: North Dakota 4, Colorado College 3 (North Dakota wins series, 2-1)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS / Minneapolis, Minn. / Target Center

Teams re-seeded after quarterfinals

SEMIFINALS / Friday, March 21

(4) (nr/nr/40) Miami, Ohio (14-19-3) vs. (1) (10/9/10) North Dakota (22-12-3), 5:08 p.m./8:38 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

(3) (25/nr/27) Denver (18-15-6) vs. (2) (22t/nr/22) Western Michigan (19-14-5), 5:08 p.m./8:38 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

FINALS / Saturday, March 22

Third place: Semifinal losers, 4:38 p.m.

Championship: Semifinal winners, 8:38 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

WESTERN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

QUARTERFINALS / Best-of-3 series / Campus sites

(8) (nr/nr/45) BEMIDJI STATE (10-21-7) at (1) (6t/6/6) FERRIS STATE (27-9-3)

Friday, March 14: Ferris State 8, Bemidji State 0

Saturday, March 15: Ferris State 3, Bemidji State 2 (2OT) (Ferris State wins series, 2-0)

(5) (nr/nr/34) MICHIGAN TECH (14-19-7) at (4) (nr/nr/28) BOWLING GREEN (18-14-6)

Friday, March 14: Bowling Green 2, Michigan Tech 1

Saturday, March 15: Bowling Green 5, Michigan Tech 2 (Bowling Green wins series, 2-0)

(6) (nr/nr/29) ALASKA-ANCHORAGE (18-15-4) at (3) (28/nr/25) ALASKA (18-15-4)

Thursday, March 13: Alaska 3, Alaska-Anchorage 2 (OT)

Friday, March 14: Alaska-Anchorage 2, Alaska 1

Saturday, March 15: Alaska-Anchorage 5, Alaska 4 (Alaska-Anchorage wins series, 2-1)

(7) (nr/nr/39) NORTHERN MICHIGAN (15-21-2) at (2) (18/18/16) MINNESOTA STATE (24-13-1)

Friday, March 14: Minnesota State 3, Northern Michigan 2

Saturday, March 15: Minnesota State 5, Northern Michigan 4 (OT) (Minnesota State wins series, 2-0)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS / Grand Rapids, Mich. / Van Andel Arena

Teams re-seeded after quarterfinals

SEMIFINALS / Friday, March 21

(3) (nr/nr/28) Bowling Green (18-14-6) vs. (2) (18/18/16) Minnesota State (24-13-1), 2:07 p.m.

(4) (nr/nr/29) Alaska-Anchorage (18-15-4) vs. (1) (6t/6/6) Ferris State (27-9-3), 7:07 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP / Saturday, March 22

Semifinal winners, 7:07 p.m.

 

 

ATLANTIC HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

QUARTERFINALS / Best-of-3 series / Campus sites

(8) (nr/nr/52) HOLY CROSS (14-22-3) at (1) (nr/nr/32) MERCYHURST (21-12-7)

Friday, March 14: Mercyhurst 5, Holy Cross 4 (OT)

Saturday, March 15: Mercyhurst 4, Holy Cross 1 (Mercyhurst wins series, 2-0)

(5) (nr/nr/48) ROBERT MORRIS (17-17-5) at (4) (nr/nr/41) CONNECTICUT (18-14-4)

Friday, March 14: Robert Morris 3, Connecticut 0

Saturday, March 15: Robert Morris 3, Connecticut 2 (Robert Morris wins series, 2-0)

(6) (nr/nr/50) NIAGARA (15-19-5) at (3) (27/nr/33) AIR FORCE (21-14-4)

Friday, March 14: Air Force 2, Niagara 1

Saturday, March 15: Niagara 4, Air Force 3

Sunday, March 16: Niagara 4, Air Force 3 (OT) (Niagara wins series, 2-1)

(7) (nr/nr/49) CANISIUS (16-20-3) at (2) (nr/nr/36) BENTLEY (19-14-4)

Friday, March 14: Bentley 4, Canisius 3 (OT)

Saturday, March 15: Canisius 5, Bentley 4 (2OT)

Sunday, March 16: Canisius 3, Bentley 2 (Canisius wins series, 2-1)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS / Rochester, N.Y. / Blue Cross Arena

SEMIFINALS / Friday, March 21

(7) (nr/nr/49) Canisius (16-20-3) vs. (1) (nr/nr/32) Mercyhurst (21-12-7), 4:05 p.m.

(5) (nr/nr/48) Robert Morris (17-17-5) vs. (6) (nr/nr/50) Niagara (15-19-5), 8:05 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP / Saturday, March 22

Semifinal winners, 7:05 p.m.

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