The wildest hockey weekend of the year is nearly upon us. The NCAA hockey tournament gets underway with the regional round this weekend, March 27-29, with regionals in Providence, Manchester, South Bend and Fargo. The tournament wraps up with the 2015 Frozen Four at Boston's TD Garden from April 9 to 11. All games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, with the national semifinals on ESPN2 and the championship game on ESPN.
The first couple of days are always wild and ripe for channel-flipping and sitting in front of the couch all day long. Here's a look at the TV schedule. There are so many good and unpredictable matchups that it's hard to pick out certain games as "must see." Clear out a lot of space on your DVR.
All Times Eastern.
Friday, March 27
2:00 PM: #1 Boston University vs. #4 Yale (Manchester), ESPNU
4:30 PM: #2 Michigan Tech vs. #3 St. Cloud State (Fargo), ESPN3/WatchESPN
5:30 PM: #2 Minnesota-Duluth vs. #3 Minnesota (Manchester), ESPNU
8:00 PM: #1 North Dakota vs. #4 Quinnipiac (Fargo), ESPNU
Saturday, March 28
3:00 PM: #2 Denver vs. #3 Boston College (Providence), ESPN2
4:00 PM: #1 Minnesota State vs. #4 RIT (South Bend), ESPNU
5:30 PM: BU/Yale vs. Minnesota/Duluth (Manchester), ESPN2
6:30 PM: #1 Miami vs. #4 Providence (Providence), ESPNU
7:30 PM: #2 Nebraska-Omaha vs. #3 Harvard (South Bend), ESPN3/WatchESPN
9:00 PM: MTU/SCSU vs. NoDak/QPac (Fargo), ESPNU
Sunday, March 29
5:00 PM: DU/BC vs. Miami/PC, ESPNU
7:30 PM: MnSt/RIT vs. UNO/Harvard, ESPNU
Thursday, April 9
5:00 PM: Semifinal #1 (TD Garden), ESPN2
8:00 PM: Semifinal #2 (TD Garden), ESPN2
Saturday, April 11
7:30 PM: The 2015 NCAA D1 Men's National Championship Game (TD Garden), ESPN