Grand Rapids is proud to host the 2013 NCAA Div. I Men's Ice Hockey West Regional, hosted by the University of Michigan, at Van Andel Arena.
Before the 2013 Frozen Four commences in Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center on April 11 and 13, some of collegiate hockey's best teams will battle it out in this West Regional semifinal, March 29-30.
Participating teams have been announced. Minnesota is 1st seed, North Dakota is 2nd seed, Niagara is 3rd seed, Yale is 4th seed.
Friday, March 29 @ 2:00 PM
No. 1 Minnesota (26-8-5) vs. No. 4 Yale (18-12-3)
Final Score: Yale 3, Minnesota 2
Friday, March 29 @ 5:30 PM
No. 2 North Dakota (21-12-7) vs. No. 3 Niagara (23-9-5)
Final Score: North Dakota 2, Niagara 1
Saturday, March 30 @ 4:00 PM
West Regional Championship
Yale vs. North Dakota
**Game times are subject to change.**
Prices for two-day passes are $65. Single day passes are $35 per day. Passes can be purchased at the Van Andel Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Several Griffins have participated in the NCAA tournament, and their experiences are being highlighted throughout March.
Tournament Memories #1: Head Coach Jeff Blashill
Tournament Memories #2: Rookie Defenseman Chad Billins
Tournament Memories #3: Riley Sheahan
Tournament Memories #4: Luke Glendening
Tournament Memories #5: Brett Skinner