Minnesota State will be the No. 3 seed in the Northeast Region and play Hockey East tournament champion UMass-Lowell at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Worcester, Mass.
UPDATE: Read The Free Press coverage here and here (second link includes video).
"This time of year, it doesn't matter who you get slotted up against," Mavericks coach Mike Hastings said during a viewing party Sunday morning at Mankato's Buffalo Wild Wings. "It's going to be a challenge."
The game will be broadcast online on ESPN3. According to a Tweet from @NCAAIceHockey, non-televised games will not be syndicated.
The winner of the Mavericks-River Hawks game will play either Boston College, the region's top seed, or Denver at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Here are the other regionals:
West (St. Paul)
Minnesota vs. Robert Morris
St. Cloud State vs. Notre Dame
Wisconsin vs. North Dakota
Ferris State vs. Colgate
Union vs. Vermont
Providence vs. Quinnipiac
The Mavericks are in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row and third time in their Division I history. Last year they fell in the first round to Miami in Toledo, Ohio.