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NCAA Tournament bracket unveiled with Minnesota as the #1 overall seed

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The official selections for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Hockey Tournament were announced today by the NCAA, and we’ll start revealing those selections with the #1 seeds in each region.

The #1 overall seed went to the Big Ten’s Minnesota Golden Gophers, who will host the West Regional at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Keep in mind that the Gophers lost in their semifinal on Friday versus Ohio State in the same building. The #2 overall seed will be Hockey East’s Boston College Eagles, who will play in the Northeast Regional in Worcester. BC was beaten by Notre Dame in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

The #3 overall seed went to Union. The Dutchmen will be the top seed in the East Regional in Bridgeport, CT after winning the ECAC title over the Colgate Raiders. Finally, the #4 overall seed and the top seed in the Midwest Regional went to the Wisconsin Badgers, who won the Big Ten in style by defeating Ohio State 5-4 in overtime on Saturday night in St. Paul, MN.

Here’s the rest of the bracket, with television times:

West Regional-St. Paul, MN
#1 Minnesota vs. #4 Robert Morris Saturday 5:30 pm ET ESPN2
#2 Notre Dame vs. #3 St. Cloud State Saturday 9 pm ET ESPNU

Northeast Regional-Worcester, MA
#1 Boston College vs. #4 Denver Saturday 4pm ET ESPN2
#2 Massachusetts-Lowell vs. #3 Minnesota State Saturday 7:30pm ET ESPN3

East Regional-Bridgeport, CT
#1 Union vs. #4 Vermont Friday 2pm ET ESPNU
#2 Quinnipiac vs. #3 Providence Friday 5:30pm ET ESPNU

Midwest Regional-Cincinnati, OH
#1 Wisconsin vs. #4 North Dakota Friday 8pm ET ESPNU
#2 Ferris State vs. #3 Colgate Friday 4:30pm ET ESPN3

Yours truly will have coverage of the West Regional in St. Paul, MN at the Xcel Energy Center, and I will also do a Midwest Regional capsule on Saturday with those two first round matchups in Cincinnati. Enjoy the tournament, everybody!

Geoff Discher is's National College Hockey Examiner as well as the Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Examiner. Leave a comment below, or feel free to reach him at with comments, story ideas, or any general talk surrounding college hockey. You can find him on Facebook as well by clicking here and here, joining the conversation from the social media side as well. He's always chock full of fact and opinion.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the rink!



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