Friday March 25th, 2016

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The 2016 NCAA men’s hockey tournament begins on Friday, with the championship game scheduled for April 9 at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay.

The Providence Friars will aim to defend their title, while Quinnipiac comes in as the top seed in the tournament. 

Boston College’s coach Jerry York called the tournament “wide open” with no clear favorite emerging from the 16 teams.

Check out the full tournament bracket here.

How to watch

TV coverage: Most early round games will be aired on ESPNU, ESPN2 and ESPN3. The Frozen Four will be aired on ESPN2. The championship game will be aired on ESPN.

Live stream: All games can be live streamed on Watch ESPN.

Schedule

Friday, March 25 (First Round)

North Dakota vs. Northeastern: 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Providence vs. Minnesota Duluth: 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Michigan vs. Notre Dame: 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Boston College vs. Harvard: 8 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Saturday, March 26 (First Round/Quarterfinals)

St. Cloud State vs. Ferris State: 3 p.m. ET (ESPNews)

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Quinnipiac vs. RIT: 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Midwest Regional Championship (North Dakota/Northeastern vs. Notre Dame/Michigan): 6 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Denver vs. Boston U: 6:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Massachusetts Lowell vs. Yale: 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)

Northeast Regional Championship (Providence/Minnesota-Duluth vs. Harvard/Boston College): 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Sunday, March 27 (Quarterfinals)

West Regional Championship (Ferris State vs. Denver): 5 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

East Regional Championship (Quinnipiac vs. UMass-Lowell): 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Thursday, April 7 (Frozen Four)

National Semifinal I (Quinnipiac vs. Boston College): 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

National Semifinal II (North Dakota vs. Denver): 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Saturday, April 9 (Championship)

8 p.m. ET (ESPN)

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