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2017 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Predictions, schedule, TV, and streaming

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Here’s what we think is going to happen.

2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship - West Regional Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The NCAA Basketball tournament may return tonight, but it’s not the only bracket you should be watching this weekend. The puck drops on the East and West Regions tomorrow night, with the Midwest and Northeast Regions following on Saturday night. That means you can look for the #1 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers to play on Saturday and (hopefully) Sunday.

TDG Predictions

Here’s what the ELITE hockey minds on staff (gopherguy05 and DarkKnight5) and our resident hockey loving pumpkin pusher (me) think will happen. SPOILER ALERT: We all like Denver to win it.

gopherguy05

DarkKnight5

GoAUpher

Summary:

  • Congrats to Denver, you’re probably screwed.
  • DK5 and I like PSU to start proving the saltiest part of the Gopher fanbase wrong about being terrible for hockey.
  • While I picked Minnesota to beat Mass-Lowell, I gotta be honest and say that’s a homer pick. Rational me knows they are as good as Minnesota is and that Machester, NH is going to play like a home game for them crowd wise.

Schedule for Regionals

Here’s what the full schedule for this weekend looks like:

Friday, March 24th

  • North Dakota vs. Boston University, 2pm on ESPN2
  • Harvard vs. Providence, 3pm CT on ESPNU
  • Minnesota Duluth vs. Ohio State, 5:30pm CT on ESPNU
  • Air Force vs. Western Michigan, 6:30pm CT on ESPN3 (streaming only)

Saturday, March 25th

  • Cornell vs. Massachusetts-Lowell, 11am CT on ESPN3 (streaming only)
  • Denver vs. Michigan Tech, Noon CT on ESPNews
  • Minnesota vs. Notre Dame, 2:30pm CT on ESPNU
  • Penn State vs. Union, 3:30pm CT on ESPN3 (streaming only)
  • UMD/Ohio State winner vs. UND/Boston winner, 5pm on ESPNU
  • Harvard/Providence winner vs. Air Force/WMU winner, 7:30pm on ESPNU

Sunday, March 26th

  • Minnesota/Notre Dame winner vs. Cornell/Mass-Lowell winner, 2:30pm CT on ESPNU
  • Denver/Tech winner vs. PSU/Union winner, 5pm CT on ESPNU

Blank Bracket

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