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NCAA Men's Frozen Four set

by Mike G. Morreale
The NCAA Regionals are set to begin in four separate locations throughout the United States. The field of 16 for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship was released on Sunday, with Yale, North Dakota, Boston College and Miami (OH) receiving the No. 1 seeds in the bracket (in that order). Boston College, the defending champion, meets Colorado College in its opener. Play begins this Friday, March 25, with the first round, and quickly progresses to the Frozen Four, set for April 7-9, at Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota -- site of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Here's a look at the NCAA schedule and those players within the games who could hear their names at the 2011 Entry Draft June 24-25.

East Regional Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
March 25, 2011 No. 2 Union (N.Y.) vs. No. 3 Minn. Duluth 3 p.m. ET ESPNU/
March 25, 2011 No. 1 Yale vs. No. 4 Air Force 6:30 p.m. ET ESPNU/
March 26, 2011 East Regional Championship 6:30 p.m. ET ESPNU/

West Regional Scottrade Center
March 25, 2011 No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Nebraska-Omaha 5:30 p.m. ET ESPN Syndication/
Michigan: Kevin Clare, D, 6-1.5, 202; Jacob Fallon, C, 5-10, 191

March 25, 2011 No. 1 Boston College vs. No. 4 Colorado College 9 p.m. ET ESPNU/
Colorado: Josh Thorimbert, G, 6-0, 178

March 26, 2011 West Regional Championship 9 p.m. ET ESPNU/

Northeast Regional Verizon Wireless Arena
March 26, 2011 No. 1 Miami (Ohio) vs. No. 4 New Hampshire 4 p.m. ET ESPNU/
UNH: Nick Sorkin, RW, 6-2.5, 166

March 26, 2011 No. 2 Merrimack vs. No. 3 Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN Syndication/
Notre Dame: Thomas Tynan, C, 5-7.5, 165

March 27, 2011 Northeast Regional Championship 8 p.m. ET ESPNU/

Midwest Regional Resch Center
March 26, 2011 No. 1 North Dakota vs. No. 4 Rensselaer 1:30 p.m. ET ESPN Syndication/
Rensselaer: Patrick Koudys, D, 6-2.25, 190; Brock Higgs, C, 5-9, 180
North Dakota: Dillon Simpson, D, 6-0.5, 192

March 26, 2011 No. 2 Denver vs. No. 3 Western Michigan 5 p.m. ET ESPN Syndication/
Denver: Nicholas Shore, RW, 5-11.75, 195

March 27, 2011 Midwest Regional Championship 5:30 p.m. ET ESPNU/

Men's Frozen Four Xcel Energy Center
April 7, 2011 East Regional Champ vs. Northeast Regional Champ 5 p.m. ET ESPN2/
April 7, 2011 Midwest Regional Champ vs. West Regional Champ 8:30 p.m ET ESPN2/
April 9, 2011 National Championship 7 p.m. ET ESPN/ESPN3

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