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

Practices officially open on Saturday, which means college hockey is back this weekend. In Hockey East, 10 teams will host exhibitions with CIS programs Saturday and Sunday. Let’s take a look at them: Queen’s at Connecticut (Saturday, 3 p.m.) — According to The Hartford Courant, Rob Nichols will get one period in this game along with UConn’s other […] - Full Story
BOSTON — Hockey East officially announced its agreement with American Sports Network to produce its league television slate. It’s a two-year contract and will consist of 14 games for this upcoming season. ASN is a production company, and will produce the games for its series of networks. Locally, it’s likely that games will continue to […] - Full Story
BOSTON — With just two weeks to go before the exhibition season officially kicks off, a trio of Hockey East teams are entering the year with question marks thanks to some injuries to top players. On Monday at the league’s media day, held at TD Garden, Boston College head coach Jerry York confirmed to’s Scott […] - Full Story