8 New England teams make NCAA hockey tournament; Bracket set

Scott McLaughlin
March 20, 2016 - 8:32 am

For the first time ever, Hockey East will send six teams to the NCAA tournament. And for the first time ever, all four Beanpot teams are in the field. Hockey East was already guaranteed five teams before Saturday night's conference championship game, and then Northeastern's win over UMass Lowell made it six. As it turns out, the Huskies would've gotten an at-large berth even if they had lost to the River Hawks. Hockey East regular season co-champions Providence and Boston College will both be in the Northeast Regional in Worcester. Here is the complete bracket and schedule: Northeast Regional (Worcester) 1. Providence vs. 4. Minnesota-Duluth (Friday, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3) 2. Boston College vs. 3. Harvard (Friday, 8 p.m. ET, ESPNU) Regional final Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU East Regional (Albany, New York) 1. Quinnipiac vs. 4. Rochester Institute of Technology (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET, ESPNU) 2. UMass Lowell vs. 3. Yale (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN3) Regional final Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU Midwest Regional (Cincinnati, Ohio) 1. North Dakota vs. 4. Northeastern (Friday, 2 p.m. ET, ESPNU) 2. Michigan vs. 3. Notre Dame (Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU) Regional final Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 West Regional (St. Paul, Minnesota) 1. St. Cloud State vs. 4. Ferris State (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, ESPNews) 2. Denver vs. 3. Boston University (Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU) Regional final Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU The winners of each regional advance to the Frozen Four in Tampa, Florida, which begins on April 7.