NCAA Hockey

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 outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.


Griffins NCAA Tournament Memories

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

NCAA Hockey News

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Instead of traditional weekend previews, check this space on the CHN blog each Saturday for developing mid-weekend NCHC storylines and observations from Friday night games. Friday’s results: three nonconference wins by NCHC teams over Big 10 foes (St. Cloud State over Minnesota, UNO over Ohio State, and North Dakota over Michigan State), while CC and […] - Full Story
Fresh off the age-limit proposal controversy, the Big Ten is back in action in its last weekend of regular-season play before Big Ten play begins. The conference has been playing a little bit better as of late, but still struggles against top-tier opponents. Wisconsin has a bye this weekend, but all other five teams are in […] - Full Story
The Big Ten finished an okay weekend in non-conference play. But it’s what happened off the ice that is tremendous not only for Big Ten hockey, but for college hockey as a whole. The conference proposed a legislation to the NCAA that would penalize players who entered their freshman year of college aged 21 or […] - Full Story
When the proposed Big Ten legislation on enrollment age for college hockey goes to vote in April, each of the 32 Division I conferences will receive a vote. However, some of those votes will count more than others. The votes are weighted, and the power conferences count more than the rest of Division I. The […] - Full Story