2013 NCAA Championship teams announced
The field for the 2013 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship is set.
The 16 teams were announced Sunday night, with four teams going to each of the regional sites in Providence, R.I., Grand Rapids, Mich., Manchester, N.H., and Toledo, Ohio for a one-and-done scenario from March 29-31.
Automatic bids were handed out to the winners of each conference's postseason: Lowell (Hockey East), Wisconsin (WCHA), Union (ECAC), Notre Dame (CCHA) and Canisius (Atlantic Hockey).
The rest of the field is determined by the NCAA's objective Pairwise rankings system and sent regional sites by the committee representing each of the five Division I conferences. Host schools and top seeds are placed by proximity, with an eye towards serpentine matchups and avoidance of first-round intra-conference games.
Winners of each regional will take part in the Frozen Four at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on April 10 and 12.
The teams, with overall seeding and regional placements are:
Dunkin Donuts Center
Saturday, 5:30 and 9 p.m. (ET), Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
1. Quinnipiac vs. 16. Canisius
6. Boston College vs. 12. Union
West: Grand Rapids
Van Andel Arena
Friday, 2 and 5:30 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 4 p.m.
2. Minnesota vs. 15. Yale
8. North Dakota vs. 10. Niagara
Verizon Wireless Center
Friday, 4:30 and 8 p.m. (ET), Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
3. Mass.-Lowell vs. 14. Wisconsin
7. New Hampshire vs. 9. Denver
Saturday, 1:30 and 5 p.m. (ET), Sunday, 4 p.m.
4. Notre Dame vs. 13. St. Cloud State
5. Miami vs. 11. Minnesota State
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Calgary Flames have four prospects taking part in the tournament: Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College), Bill Arnold (Boston College), John Ramage (Wisconsin) and Nick Larson (Notre Dame).