SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- The AIC men’s ice hockey team had a viewing party for the NCAA Hockey Selection Show Sunday night. The viewing celebration was solely for the crew right on AIC’s campus at the Stinger Pub. The subject is about March 29, wherein the Yellow Jackets will cross face to face with St. Cloud State from Minnesota for the West Regional Semifinal. 22News spoke with one of the Yellow Jackets and Coach Eric Lang on how it feels to be Atlantic Hockey champions, now heading to the local semifinals. “That’s likely the excellent part of it, is doing it together with your teammates,” Center Joel Kocur described the group’s ancient run.
“Being with my magnificence, our 1/3 yr together and being capable of have this opportunity now, it is something we will constantly recollect.” AIC Yellow Jackets Coach Eric Lang informed 22News, “We’ve were given our work cut out for us certainly. We’re going to play the pinnacle seed within u. S ., but you know what cannot beat ’em in case you do not play ’em.” The Yellow Jackets are now heading to North Dakota for subsequent weekend’s local semifinal. AIC received their first-ever Atlantic Conference Championship name in opposition to Niagara Saturday.
The Ohio State guys’ hockey crew is headed to the NCAA Tournament for a 3rd straight 12 months. The Buckeyes ran away with the Big Ten regular-season name but faltered down the stretch, together with a surprising loss in a home semifinal matchup in opposition to Penn State. What turned into right now searching like a No. 1 seed now has fallen; however, the truth that Ohio State is in is still an opportunity to make something special show up. And that’s exactly what’s in front of the scarlet and gray, as they were selected as a No. Three seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. They’ll play within the West Region towards No. 2 Denver to start things off.
Here is the complete release from Ohio State outlining details of the selection. The Ohio State men’s hockey group has earned an at-big berth inside the NCAA Championship for the 1/3 consecutive 12 months. It could travel to Fargo, N.D., for the NCAA West Regional, the NCAA introduced Sunday. The No. 3 seed Buckeyes will tackle No. 2 Denver at 4 p.M. ET Friday in Scheels Arena, with the game televised via ESPNU. The other West Regional matchup is average No. 1 seed St. Cloud State vs. No. 4 American International, with the team’s assembly at 7:30 p.M. ET Friday on ESPN3.
The first spherical winners will meet at 9 p.M. ET on ESPNU for a spot inside the 2019 NCAA Frozen Four at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The countrywide semifinals are on April eleven, with the national championship game on April thirteen. This marks Ohio State’s third straight and 9th look within the NCAA Tournament. The squad reached the Frozen Four in 2018 and 1998 and earned a niche in 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2017. Fifteen current Buckeyes have NCAA Tournament experience, led by the squad’s eight seniors. They are the second Buckeye senior magnificence and first on account that 2005, to make three NCAA event journeys.