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NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Coverage Begins Sunday with Selection Show on ESPNU


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  • Four No. 1 Seeds Announced by NCAA on Twitter at 11 a.m. ET; Entire 16-Team Field on ESPNU at Noon
  • Head Coaches to be Interviewed on the Show
  • Complete Coverage of the Championship, Including Frozen Four
  • ESPN3 Streams Hockey East Semifinals and Final This Weekend

ESPN and the NCAA will unveil the 16-team field for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship on Sunday, March 18, with the No. 1 seeds announced first on Twitter (approximately 11 am E.T.)  and then the complete bracket on a 30-minute 2018 NCAA Hockey Selection Special Presented by Northwestern Mutual on ESPNU (noon).

The four No. 1 seeds will be first announced — in alphabetical order — by the NCAA via Twitter on the @NCAAIceHockey handle, with the remaining 12 teams revealed during the NCAA Hockey Selection Special. The 30-minute special will declare the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament and the matchups in each of the four regionals. Matt Schick will host with Sean Ritchlin providing analysis. Head coaches are expected to be interviewed during the show.

ESPN to Cover Entire NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship
ESPN will provide complete coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship beginning with regional action (March 23-25) and concluding with the Frozen Four in Saint Paul, Minn., (April 5 & 7).  Details will be announced next week.

ESPN3 to Stream Hockey East Semifinals Tonight; Championship Game Saturday
The Hockey East Semifinals will be streamed on ESPN3 Friday, March 16, with Boston University taking on Boston College (5 p.m.) followed by Providence vs. Northeastern (8 p.m.) The winners of the two games will play Saturday, March 17, in the Hockey East Championship, which also will be streamed on ESPN3 (7:30 p.m.). The champion of the conference earns an automatic berth into the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship field.  All three games are available on the ESPN App. Subject to blackout in the New England area


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