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2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship TV and Announcer Schedule

The networks of ESPN will provide complete coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship beginning with regional action (March 23-25) and concluding with the Frozen Four in Saint Paul, Minn. (April 5 & 7).

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  • The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), locations and respective networks for tournament action:

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    3:00 p.m. on ESPN2: East Region Semifinal
    [1] Notre Dame vs. [4] Michigan Tech
    Location: Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, Conn.)
    Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

    4:00 p.m. on ESPNU: West Region Semifinal
    [1] St. Cloud State vs. [4] Air Force
    Location: Premier Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
    Announcers: Clay Matvick, Sean Ritchlin

    6:30 p.m. on ESPNU: East Region Semifinal
    [2] Providence vs. [3] Clarkson
    Location: Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, Conn.)
    Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

    7:30 p.m. on ESPN3: West Region Semifinal
    [2] Minnesota State vs. [3] Minnesota Duluth
    Location: Premier Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
    Announcers: Clay Matvick, Sean Ritchlin

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    1:00 p.m. on ESPNews: Northeast Region Semifinal
    [1] Cornell vs. [4] Boston University
    Location: DCU Center (Worcester, Mass.)
    Announcers: Joe Beninati, Billy Jaffe

    3:30 p.m. on ESPNU: Midwest Region Semifinal
    [1] Ohio State vs. [4] Princeton
    Location: PPL Center (Allentown, Penn.)
    Announcers: Kevin Brown, Colby Cohen

    4:30 p.m. on ESPNews: Northeast Region Semifinal
    [2] Michigan vs. [3] Northeastern
    Location: DCU Center (Worcester, Mass.)
    Announcers: Joe Beninati, Billy Jaffe

    6:00 p.m. on ESPNU: East Region Final
    [1] Notre Dame vs. [2] Providence
    Location: Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, Conn.)
    Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

    7:00 p.m. on ESPN3: Midwest Region Semifinal
    [2] Denver vs. [3] Penn State
    Location: PPL Center (Allentown, Penn.)
    Announcers: Kevin Brown, Colby Cohen

    9:00 p.m. on ESPN2: West Region Final
    [3] Minnesota Duluth vs. [4] Air Force
    Location: Premier Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
    Announcers: Clay Matvick, Sean Ritchlin

    Sunday, March 25, 2018

    4:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Northeast Region Final
    [2] Michigan vs. [4] Boston University
    Location: DCU Center (Worcester, Mass.)
    Announcers: Joe Beninati, Billy Jaffe

    6:30 p.m. on ESPNU: Midwest Region Final
    [1] Ohio State vs. [2] Denver
    Location: PPL Center (Allentown, Penn.)
    Announcers: Kevin Brown, Colby Cohen

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    6:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Frozen Four Semifinal #1
    Minnesota-Duluth vs. Ohio State
    Location: Xcel Energy Center (Saint Paul, Minn.)
    Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

    9:30 p.m. on ESPN2: Frozen Four Semifinal #2
    Michigan vs. Notre Dame
    Location: Xcel Energy Center (Saint Paul, Minn.)
    Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    7:30 p.m. on ESPN: National Championship

    Location: Xcel Energy Center (Saint Paul, Minn.)
    Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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