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NCAA Hockey Tournament 2011: Complete Schedule For The Road To Frozen Four

The field of 16 for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship was released on Sunday, with Yale, North Dakota, Boston College and Miami (OH) receiving the No. 1 seeds in the bracket (in that order). Play begins this Friday, March 25, with the first round, and quickly progresses to the Frozen Four, set for April 7-9, in Minnesota. 

The championship playoff format involves four predetermined regional sites with four teams assigned to each site. The four regional winners advance to the Men's Frozen Four. The entire championship uses a single-elimination format.

Complete 2011 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship Schedule:

2011 NCAA Hockey Championship, First and Second Rounds (March 25-27)

Friday, March 25

3 p.m., East Region: Minnesota-Duluth vs. Union (Bridgeport, CT), ESPNU
5:30 p.m., West Region: Michigan vs. Nebraska-Omaha (St. Louis, MO), ESPN3
6:30 p.m., East Region: No. 1 Yale vs. Air Force (Bridgeport, CT), ESPNU
9 p.m., West Region: No. 1 Boston College vs. Colorado College (St. Louis, MO), ESPNU

Saturday, March 26

1:30 p.m., Midwest Region: No.1 North Dakota vs. Rensselaer (Green Bay, WI), ESPN3
4 p.m., Northeast Region: No. 1 Miami vs. New Hampshire (Manchester, NH), ESPNU
5 p.m., Midwest Region: Denver vs. Western Michigan (Green Bay, WI), ESPN3
7:30 p.m., Northeast Region: Merrimack vs. Notre Dame (Manchester, NH), ESPN3

6:30 p.m. East Regional Final (Teams TBD), ESPNU
9 p.m. West Regional Final (Teams TBD), ESPNU

Sunday, March 27, 2011

5:30 p.m. Midwest Regional Final (Teams TBD), ESPNU
8 p.m. Northeast Regional Final (Teams TBD), ESPNU

2011 NCAA Hockey Championship Semifinals (April 7)

Frozen Four Semifinal #1, ESPN2
Frozen Four Semifinal #2, ESPN2

2011 NCAA Hockey National Championship Game (April 9, 7 p.m., ESPN)

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