Following this weekend's completion of conference championships across the country, the bracket for the 2019 NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Championship was revealed on Sunday night.
Six of the 16 teams in the field hail from the New England, though only two Hockey East teams join champion Northeastern. American International is also an automatic qualifier after earning its first-ever Atlantic Hockey regular-season and tournament titles.
After never posting a .500 season in its Division 1 program history before this year, AIC has rewritten program record books and is set to make its NCAA tournament debut against No. 1 overall seed St. Cloud State. Before the puck drops on AIC’s Friday night game in Fargo, N.D., a pair of regional clubs will do battle closer to home as UMass and Harvard commence the Northeast Regional at SNHU Arena in Manchester, N.H.
Hockey East rivals Providence and Northeastern join Minnesota State and Cornell in that four-team East Regional field at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., which will play its games on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s slate also includes Quinnipiac taking on independent Arizona State at the Midwest Regional in Allentown, Pa.