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Live updates: 2023 DI men's ice hockey championship

2023 NCAA DI men's hockey championship selection show
1:14 am, March 26, 2023

Minnesota returns to Frozen Four 〽️

Minnesota celebrates against St. Cloud State men's hockey

The top-seeded Golden Gophers are back to the Frozen Four for the second year in a row after a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State in the Fargo Regional final.

Jaxon Nelson, Logan Cooley and Jackson Lacombe each had a goal and an assist for Minnesota. Justen Close made 27 saves.

Adam Ingram scored for St. Cloud, and Jaxon Castor made 26 saves.

Bryce Brodzinski got it started with his fourth goal of the tournament with 13:20 left in the first, finishing a drop pass from Mason Nevers on a sharp angle. 

Ingram scored on a wrist shot from the left circle to tie it, 1-1, 3:07 into the second.

Cooley restored the lead just 2:50 later on a breakaway. Lacombe intercepted a pass and fed to the streaking Cooley, who scored five-hole. The freshman also made a strong defensive effort to deny a Huskies goal in the third. 

Lacombe unleashed a rocket from the point with 8:16 left off a face-off to make it 3-1, and Nelson banked one of the glass in the defensive zone and all the way into the empty net with 31 seconds left for the 4-1 final.

The Gophers are looking to end a 20-year championship drought, last winning in 2003. They will face Boston University in the national semifinal in Tampa.

10:56 pm, March 25, 2023

Boston University punches ticket to Frozen Four 😤

Kyle Prudhomme Ethan Phillips celebrates for BU men's hockey

The Terriers are headed to their first Men's Frozen Four since 2015 after defeating Cornell, 2-1, in the Manchester Regional final.

Senior forwards Wilmer Skoog and Ethan Phillips scored for BU, and junior goaltender Drew Commesso made 13 saves.

Freshman forward Dalton Bancroft scored for Cornell, and Ian Shane stopped 19 shots. 

After a scoreless first period, Skoog opened the scoring to make it 1-0 for the Terriers just 2:13 into the second, burying Jeremy Wilmer's centering pass in front for his career-best 16th goal of the year.

With 12:34 left in regulation, Matt Brown sprung Phillips for a breakaway, where he scored his second goal of the tournament for pivotal insurance. 

Bancroft scored on a loose puck in a net-front scrum with 28 seconds left in regulation, but the comeback bid fell short for the Big Red.

BU has not won a national title since 2009. They lost to Providence in 2015. They'll await the winner of St. Cloud State and No. 1 Minnesota in Tampa.


5:24 pm, March 23, 2023

Regional coverage of the 2023 NCAA DI men's ice hockey championship

2023 DI men's ice hockey championship

The 2023 NCAA DI men's ice hockey championship regionals will take place from March 23-26. 

BRACKET: Click or tap here to view every matchup in the bracket

Here is when and where to watch the regional matchups (click or tap on each game for live stats):

Manchester Regional, March 23-25 | SNHU Arena – Manchester, NH

Thursday, March 23 | Boston University 5, Western Michigan 1
Thursday, March 23 | Cornell 2, No. 4 Denver 0

Saturday, March 25 | Boston University 2, Cornell 1

Fargo Regional, March 23-25 | Scheels Arena – Fargo, ND

Thursday, March 23 | St. Cloud State 4, Minnesota State 0
Thursday, March 23 | No. 1 Minnesota 9, Canisius 2

Saturday, March 25 | No. 1 Minnesota 4, St. Cloud State 1

Bridgeport Regional, March 24-26 | Total Mortgage Arena – Bridgeport, CT

Friday, March 24 | Ohio State 8, Harvard 1
Friday, March 24 | No. 2 Quinnipiac 5, Merrimack 0

4 p.m. ET Sunday, March 26 | ESPN2No. 2 Quinnipiac vs. Ohio State

Allentown Regional, March 24-26 | PPL Center – Allentown, PA

Friday, March 24 | Penn State 8, Michigan Tech 0
Friday, March 24 | No. 3 Michigan 11, Colgate 1

6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, March 26 | ESPN2: No. 3 Michigan vs. Penn State

Click or tap here for live scores

The tournament will culminate with the Frozen Four taking place April 6 and 8 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Denver took home the national title in 2022 against Minnesota State in Boston. 

10:50 pm, March 19, 2023

2023 NCAA DI men's ice hockey championship selections

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.

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 24-26
PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Friday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 Penn St. (21-15-1) vs. No. 3 Michigan Tech (24-10-4)

Friday, March 24, 8:30 p.m., Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 1 Michigan (24-11-3) vs. No. 4 Colgate (19-15-5)

Sunday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
Allentown Regional Championship

Bridgeport Regional, March 24-26
Total Mortgage Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Friday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 Harvard (24-7-2) vs. No. 3 Ohio St. (20-15-3)

Friday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., Eastern time, ESPNews
No. 1 Quinnipiac (30-4-3) vs. No. 4 Merrimack (23-13-1)

Sunday, March 26, 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
Bridgeport Regional Championship

Fargo Regional, March 23-25
Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota

Thursday, March 23, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
No. 2 St. Cloud St. (24-12-3) vs. No. 3 Minnesota St. (25-12-1)

Thursday, March 23, 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
No. 1 Minnesota (26-9-1) vs. No. 4 Canisius (20-18-3)

Saturday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
Fargo Regional Championship

Manchester Regional, March 23-25
SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire

Thursday, March 23, 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
No. 2 Boston U. (27-10-0) vs. No. 3 Western Mich. (23-14-1)

Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNews
No. 1 Denver (30-9-0) vs. No. 4 Cornell (20-10-2)

Saturday, March 25, 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, ESPNU
Fargo Regional Championship

Men’s Frozen Four, April 6 and 8
Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

Thursday, April 6, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2 (order of games TBD)
Fargo Regional Champion vs. Manchester Regional Champion
Bridgeport Regional Champion vs. Allentown Regional Champion

Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. Eastern time, ESPN2
National Championship

The following conferences and teams received automatic qualification:

Atlantic Hockey Association – Canisius
Big Ten Conference – Michigan
CCHA – Minnesota St.
ECAC Hockey – Colgate
Hockey East Association – Boston U.
National Collegiate Hockey Conference – St. Cloud St.

For all information about the championship, log on to

10:47 pm, March 19, 2023

The Manchester regional is set

Denver, the fourth overall seed, leads the way in the Manchester regional.

Below are the matchups. 

Manchester regional
10:46 pm, March 19, 2023

The Allentown regional is set

Michigan, the third overall seed, leads the way in the Allentown regional.

Below are the matchups.

Allentown regional
10:40 pm, March 19, 2023

The Bridgeport regional is set

Quinnipiac, the second overall seed, leads the way in the Bridgeport regional.

Below are the matchups.

Bridgeport regional
10:39 pm, March 19, 2023

The Fargo regional is set

Minnesota, the top overall seed, leads the way in the Fargo regional.

Below are those matchups.

Fargo regional
4:18 am, March 18, 2023

How to watch the 2023 DI men's hockey selection show

The DI men's ice hockey championship trophy

The 2023 NCAA DI men's ice hockey selection show is scheduled for Sunday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET. You can watch it on ESPNU or ESPN+ (subscription required). Shortly after, we will have the full bracket listed right here.

When: Sunday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Live on ESPNU or ESPN+ (subscription required)

2023 championship dates and venues

Round City Venue Dates Host
Regional Allentown, PA PPL Center March 24 & 26 Penn State
Regional Manchester, NH SNHU Arena March 23 & 25 New Hampshire
Regional  Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena March 24 & 26 Yale
Regional Fargo, ND Scheels Arena March 23  & 25 North Dakota
Frozen Four Tampa, FL Amalie Arena April 6 & 8 Wisconsin
4:15 am, March 18, 2023

What you need to know this season in men's hockey

It's been another wild year for men's college hockey. Through the ups and downs of a long season, some teams like Denver and Minnesota have remained juggernauts, as expected, while others like Quinnipiac and Penn State have put themselves firmly in the mix.

Here's the latest that you need to know:

4:12 am, March 18, 2023

How Denver won in 2022

Denver took down Minnesota State, 5-1, to win the 2022 DI men’s ice hockey national championship for its ninth title.

Despite being down 1-0 and heavily outshot heading into the third period, the Pioneers didn’t quit. Instead, they turned up the heat and went to work. 

The scoring started less than five minutes into the final frame when Ryan Barrow stuffed a rebound through Minnesota State goalie Dryden McKay’s legs. That tied the game, 1-1. Just a few moments later, Mike Benning one-timed a rocket over McKay to give Denver the 2-1 lead. It was the eventual game-winner. 

Massimo Rizzo one-timed another goal past McKay with under seven minutes to play to add some insurance. Denver added two empty-net goals in the final three minutes. The first came from Brett Stapley, while the second came from Cameron Wright. 

4:10 am, March 18, 2023

DI men's hockey championship history

Below is the year-by-year team championship history in NCAA DI men's ice hockey, going back to 1948. 

Denver claimed the most recent championship in 2022, 5-1 over Minnesota State, for its ninth title, tied with Michigan for the most.

2022 Denver (31-9-1) David Carle 5-1 Minnesota State Boston
2021 Massachusetts (20-5-4)  Greg Carvel 5-0 St. Cloud State Pittsburgh
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19 -- -- -- --
2019 Minnesota Duluth (29-11-2) Scott Sandelin 3-0 Massachusetts Buffalo, N.Y.
2018 Minnesota Duluth (25-16-3)  Scott Sandelin 2-1 Notre Dame  St. Paul, Minn.
2017 Denver (33-7-4) Jim Montgomery 3-2 Minnesota Duluth Chicago
2016 North Dakota (34-6-4) Brad Berry 5-1 Quinnipiac Tampa
2015 Providence (26-13-2) Nate Leaman 4-3 Boston University Boston
2014 Union (N.Y.) (32-6-4) Rick Bennett 7-4 Minnesota Philadelphia
2013 Yale (22-12-3) Keith Allain 4-0 Quinnipiac Pittsburgh
2012 Boston College (33-10-1) Jerry York 4-1 Ferris State Tampa, Fla.
2011 Minnesota Duluth (26-10-6) Scott Sandelin 3-2 (ot) Michigan St. Paul, Minn.
2010 Boston College (29-10-3) Jerry York 5-0 Wisconsin Detroit
2009 Boston University (35-6-4) Jack Parker 4-3 (ot) Miami (Ohio) Washington D.C.
2008 Boston College (25-11-8) Jerry York 4-1 Notre Dame Denver
2007 Michigan State (26-13-3) Rick Comley 3-1 Boston College St. Louis
2006 Wisconsin (30-10-3) Mike Eaves 2-1 Boston College Milwaukee
2005 Denver (32-9-2) George Gwozdecky 4-1 North Dakota Columbus, Ohio
2004 Denver (27-12-5) George Gwozdecky 1-0 Maine Boston
2003 Minnesota (30-8-9) Don Lucia 5-1 New Hampshire Buffalo, N.Y.
2002 Minnesota (32-8-4) Don Lucia 4-3 (ot) Maine St. Paul, Minn.
2001 Boston College (33-8-2) Jerry York 3-2 (ot) North Dakota Albany, N.Y.
2000 North Dakota (31-8-5) Dean Blais 4-2 Boston College Providence, R.I.
1999 Maine (31-6-4) Shawn Walsh 3-2 (ot) New Hampshire Anaheim, Calif.
1998 Michigan (32-11-1) Gordon "Red" Berenson 3-2 (ot) Boston College Boston
1997 North Dakota (31-10-2) Dean Blais 6-4 Boston University Milwaukee
1996 Michigan (33-7-2) Gordon "Red" Berenson 3-2 (ot) Colorado College Cincinnati
1995 Boston University (31-6-3) Jack Parker 6-2 Maine Providence, R.I.
1994 Lake Superior State (31-10-4) Jeff Jackson 9-1 Boston University St. Paul, Minn.
1993 Maine (42-1-2) Shawn Walsh 5-4 Lake Superior State Milwaukee
1992 Lake Superior State (30-9-4) Jeff Jackson 5-3 #Wisconsin Albany, N.Y.
1991 Northern Michigan (38-5-4) Rick Comley 8-7 (3ot) Boston University St. Paul, Minn.
1990 Wisconsin (36-9-1) Jeff Sauer 7-3 Colgate Detroit
1989 Harvard (31-3) Bill Cleary 4-3 (ot) Minnesota St. Paul, Minn.
1988 Lake Superior State (33-7-6) Frank Anzalone 4-3 (ot) St. Lawrence Lake Placid, N.Y.
1987 North Dakota (40-8) John "Gino" Gasparini 5-3 Michigan State Detroit
1986 Michigan State (34-9-2) Ron Mason 6-5 Harvard Providence, R.I.
1985 Rensselaer (35-2-1) Mike Addesa 2-1 Providence Detroit
1984 Bowling Green (34-8-2) Jerry York 5-4 (4ot) Minnesota Duluth Lake Placid, N.Y.
1983 Wisconsin (33-10-4) Jeff Sauer 6-2 Harvard Grand Forks, N.D.
1982 North Dakota (35-12) John "Gino" Gasparini 5-2 Wisconsin Providence, R.I.
1981 Wisconsin (27-14-1) Bob Johnson 6-3 Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota
1980 North Dakota (31-8-1) John "Gino" Gasparini 5-2 Northern Michigan Providence, R.I.
1979 Minnesota (32-11-1) Herb Brooks 4-3 North Dakota Detroit
1978 Boston University (30-2) Jack Parker 5-3 Boston College Providence, R.I.
1977 Wisconsin (37-7-1) Bob Johnson 6-5 (ot) Michigan Detroit
1976 Minnesota (28-14-2) Herb Brooks 6-4 Michigan Tech Denver
1975 Michigan Tech (32-10) John MacInnes 6-1 Minnesota St. Louis
1974 Minnesota (22-12-6) Herb Brooks 4-2 Michigan Tech Boston
1973 Wisconsin (29-9-2) Bob Johnson 4-2 #Denver Boston
1972 Boston University (26-4-1) Jack Kelley 4-0 Cornell Boston
1971 Boston University (28-2-1) Jack Kelley 4-2 Minnesota Syracuse, N.Y.
1970 Cornell (29-0) Ned Harkness 6-4 Clarkson Lake Placid, N.Y.
1969 Denver (26-6) Murray Armstrong 4-3 Cornell Colorado Springs, Colo.
1968 Denver (28-5-1) Murray Armstrong 4-0 North Dakota Duluth, Minnesota
1967 Cornell (27-1-1) Ned Harkness 4-1 Boston University Syracuse, N.Y.
1966 Michigan State (16-13) Amo Bessone 6-1 Clarkson Minneapolis
1965 Michigan Tech (24-5-2) John MacInnes 8-2 Boston College Providence, R.I.
1964 Michigan (24-4-1) Allan Renfrew 6-3 Denver Denver
1963 North Dakota (22-7-3) Barry Thorndycraft 6-5 Denver Boston
1962 Michigan Tech (29-3) John MacInnes 7-1 Clarkson Utica, N.Y.
1961 Denver (30-1-1) Murray Armstrong 12-2 St. Lawrence Denver
1960 Denver (27-4-3) Murray Armstrong 5-3 Michigan Tech Boston
1959 North Dakota (20-10-1) Bob May 4-3 (ot) Michigan State Troy, N.Y.
1958 Denver (24-10-2) Murray Armstrong 6-2 North Dakota Minneapolis
1957 Colorado College (25-5) Thomas Bedecki 13-6 Michigan Colorado Springs, Colo.
1956 Michigan (20-2-1) Vic Heyliger 7-5 Michigan Tech Colorado Springs, Colo.
1955 Michigan (18-5-1) Vic Heyliger 5-3 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo.
1954 Rensselaer (18-5) Ned Harkness 5-4 (ot) Minnesota Colorado Springs, Colo.
1953 Michigan (17-7) Vic Heyliger 7-3 Minnesota Colorado Springs, Colo.
1952 Michigan (22-4) Vic Heyliger 4-1 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo.
1951 Michigan (22-4-1) Vic Heyliger 7-1 Brown Colorado Springs, Colo.
1950 Colorado College (18-5-1) Cheddy Thompson 13-4 Boston University Colorado Springs, Colo.
1949 Boston College (21-1) John "Snooks" Kelley 4-3 Dartmouth Colorado Springs, Colo.
1948 Michigan (20-2-1) Vic Heyliger 8-4 Dartmouth Colorado Springs, Colo.

#Participation in the tournament vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.