Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mavs will go to Worcester

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

Midwest (Cincinnati)
Wisconsin vs. North Dakota
Ferris State vs. Colgate

East (Bridgeport)
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.

1 comment:

Todd Hanselman said...

It would be great if Charter could put the MSU game on the MSU channel - 824. It would seem to be a perfect fit, as why have this channel for only around 20 games a year? They carry ESPN3 on their internet, so I don't know why it can't be done. It would also be nice if they could figure out a way to put on the football and basketball games along with hockey road games on that channel as well. Talk about getting your product out! Road games on the station would create more interest in the teams.