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2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship TV Schedule (‪March 24-26, April 6 and 8, 2017)

The networks of ESPN will televise the entire NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship tournament live for its thirteenth consecutive year in 2017.

Twelve regional games will be played from March 24-26.

The University of Denver was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, include the University of Minnesota Duluth, Harvard University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Both Frozen Four semifinal matchups will air on ESPN2 Thursday, Apr. 6 and the National Championship will air on ESPN on the evening of Saturday, Apr. 8. Games in April will be played at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

ESPN has televised every Frozen Four Championship Game since 1980 and televised the entire Frozen Four, live, since 1995.

Every game of the 2017 Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship is also available on WatchESPN.

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

3:00 p.m. on ESPN2: West Region Semifinal
(#2) Boston University vs. (#3) North Dakota
Location: Scheels Arena (Fargo, ND)
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Sean Ritchlin

4:00 p.m. on ESPNU: East Region Semifinal
(#1) Harvard vs. (#4) Providence
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI)
Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

6:30 p.m. on ESPNU: West Region Semifinal
(#1) Minnesota Duluth vs. (#4) Ohio State
Location: Scheels Arena (Fargo, ND)
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Sean Ritchlin

7:00 p.m. on ESPN3: East Region Semifinal
(#2) Western Michigan vs. (#3) Air Force
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI)
Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

Saturday, March 25, 2017

12:00 p.m. on ESPN3: Northeast Region Semifinal
(#2) Massachusetts Lowell vs. (#3) Cornell
Location: SNHU Arena (Manchester, NH)
Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Billy Jaffe

1:00 p.m. on ESPNEWS: Midwest Region Semifinal
(#1) Denver vs. (#4) Michigan Tech
Location: U.S. Bank Arena (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Colby Cohen

3:30 p.m. on ESPNU: Northeast Region Semifinal
(#1) Minnesota vs. (#4) Norte Dame
Location: SNHU Arena (Manchester, NH)
Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Billy Jaffe

4:30 p.m. on ESPN3: Midwest Region Semifinal
(#2) Union (NY) vs. (#3) Penn State
Location: U.S. Bank Arena (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Colby Cohen

6:00 p.m. on ESPNU: West Region Final
(#1) Minnesota Duluth vs. (#2) Boston University
Location: Scheels Arena (Fargo, ND)
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Sean Ritchlin

8:30 p.m. on ESPNU: East Region Final
(#1) Harvard vs. (#3) Air Force
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI)
Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, Quint Kessenich

Sunday, March 26, 2017

3:30 p.m. on ESPNU: Northeast Region Final
(#1) Minnesota/(#4) Norte Dame vs. (#2) Massachusetts Lowell/(#3) Cornell
Location: SNHU Arena (Manchester, NH)
Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Billy Jaffe

6:00 p.m. on ESPNU: Midwest Region Final
(#1) Denver/(#4) Michigan Tech vs. (#2) Union (NY)/(#3) Penn State
Location: U.S. Bank Arena (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Colby Cohen

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:00 p.m. on ESPN2: Frozen Four Semifinal No. 1
Location: United Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

9:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3: Frozen Four Semifinal No. 2
Location: United Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Saturday, April 8, 2017

8:00 p.m. on ESPN: Frozen Four Championship Game
Location: United Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Announcers: John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and 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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