The 2020 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament is the national championship tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States in 2020. 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 University of Michigan at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan April 9-11, 2020.
The NCAA announced on March 11, 2020 that all tournament games will be played without spectators.
Cancellation of all NCAA Tournaments[edit | edit source]
On March 12, 2020 the NCAA released the following statement: "Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities."
Automatic Bids[edit | edit source]
The post season champions of the six division I conferences will automatically qualify for the tournament
- Atlantic Hockey:
- Big Ten Conference:
- Hockey East:
- National Collegiate Hockey Conference:
- Western Collegiate Hockey Association:
At-large Bids[edit | edit source]
The tournament committee will extend 10 "at large" bids to the tournament.
Tournament procedure[edit | edit source]
The tournament consisted of four groups of four teams in regional brackets. The winner of each regional advanced to the Frozen Four: