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The 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament is the national championship tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States in 2016. The tournament involves 16 teams in single-elimination play to determine the national champion at the Division I level of the NCAA, the highest level of competition in college hockey. The tournament's Frozen Four – the semifinals and finals – will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.  The venues were announced on December 11,2013.  Tournament bids will be announced at noon March 20th, 2016.

Selection Committee[]

Automatic Bids[]

The post season champions of the six division I confences will automatically qualify for the tournament

At-large Bids[]

The tournament committee extended 10 at-large bids to the tournament.

Tournament procedure[]

The tournament consisted of four groups of four teams in regional brackets. The winner of each regional advanced to the Frozen Four:

Tournament bracket[]

  Regional Semifinals
March 25–26
Regional Finals
March 26–27
April 7
April 9
1  Quinnipiac 4  
4  RIT 0  
  1  Quinnipiac 4  
  3  Mass-Lowell 1  
2  Yale 2
3  Mass-Lowell 3*  
  1  Quinnipiac 3  
  3  Boston College 2  
1  Providence 1  
4  Minnesota-Duluth 2**  
  4  Minnesota-Duluth 2
  3  Boston College 3  
2  Harvard 1
3  Boston College 4  
  1  Quinnipiac 1
  1  North Dakota 5
1  North Dakota 6  
4  Northeastern 2  
  1  North Dakota 5
  3  Michigan 2  
2  Notre Dame 2
3  Michigan 3*  
  1  North Dakota 4
  3  Denver 2  
1  St. Cloud State 4  
4  Ferris State 5*  
  4  Ferris State 3
  3  Denver 6  
2  Boston University 2
3  Denver 7  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


West Regional[]

held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota hosted by the University of Minnesota

Semifinals (March 26th)[]

Final (March 27th)[]

Northeast Regional[]

held at DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts hosted by College of the Holy Cross

Semifinals (March 25th)[]

Final (March 26th)[]

East Regional[]

held at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York hosted by ECAC Hockey

Semifinals (March 26th)

Final (March 27th)

Midwest Regional[]

held at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio hosted by Miami University (Ohio)

Semifinals (March 25th)

Final (March 26th)

Frozen Four[]

held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida hosted by the University of Wisconsin

Semifinals (April 7)[]

Final (April 9)[]

2016 Frozen Four Champs North Dakota Fighting Hawks