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.com, 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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Follow this live blog all weekend as we discuss the up-to-the-minute ramifications every game has on the Pairwise. The Pairwise is the system used by the NCAA to select and seed the NCAA Tournament. For more on how it works, check out our Pairwise Primer. Also, check out our You Are the Committee tool, which allows you to plug in projected […] - Full Story
With the conference tournaments approaching, I’ve been running a lot of scenarios through CHN’s PairWise calculator. It started with my interest in Minnesota’s chances (since I cover Big Ten hockey) but has expanded since then. According to the Pairwise Probability Matrix, there are about nine teams that are locked into the NCAA tournament, and two […] - Full Story
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