The championship playoff format involves four predetermined regional sites with four teams assigned to each site. The regional winners advance to the Men’s Frozen Four. The entire championship uses a single-elimination format.
Automatic qualification privileges are granted to the postseason champions of the six conferences. The remainder of the field is selected at large.
Minnesota was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, include Quinnipiac, Michigan and Denver.
BRACKET: Click or tap here to view every matchup in the bracket
The dates, sites, times and pairings of this year’s championship are as follows:
Allentown Regional, March 24-26PPL Center, Allentown, PennsylvaniaFriday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNUNo. 2 Penn St. (21-15-1) vs. No. 3 Michigan Tech (24-10-4)
Friday, March 24, 8:30 p.m., Eastern time, ESPNUNo. 1 Michigan (24-11-3) vs. No. 4 Colgate (19-15-5)
Sunday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2Allentown Regional Championship
Bridgeport Regional, March 24-26Total Mortgage Arena, Bridgeport, ConnecticutFriday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNUNo. 2 Harvard (24-7-2) vs. No. 3 Ohio St. (20-15-3)
Friday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., Eastern time, ESPNewsNo. 1 Quinnipiac (30-4-3) vs. No. 4 Merrimack (23-13-1)
Sunday, March 26, 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2Bridgeport Regional Championship
Fargo Regional, March 23-25Scheels Arena, Fargo, North DakotaThursday, March 23, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNUNo. 2 St. Cloud St. (24-12-3) vs. No. 3 Minnesota St. (25-12-1)
Thursday, March 23, 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2No. 1 Minnesota (26-9-1) vs. No. 4 Canisius (20-18-3)
Saturday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNUFargo Regional Championship