The Maine Black Bears meet the defending national champions, the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, on Saturday during the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament in Worcester, Mass. (Game Time: 7:30 p.m., ESPN U, ESPN 3)
Maine lost to top-ranked Boston College 4-1 in the Hockey East tournament championship game, but still received an at-large berth into the Northeast Regional. The Black Bears are paced by Spencer Abbott, who has 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points, and Joey Diamond, who netted a team-high 25 goals to go along with 22 assists.
Minnesota-Duluth begins its title defense on Saturday after receiving an NCAA tournament berth for the third consecutive season. The Bulldogs are led by Jack Connolly, who has 19 goals and 39 assists for 58 points.
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