Five teams from Massachusetts qualified for the tournament, that will have games hosted in both Worcester and Boston this week. American International College, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst all won their respective conferences and got automatic bids. Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell got at-large bids.
Harvard will play in the first game of the tournament when they take on Minnesota State on March 24 at noon. The Crimson will play in the Albany Region, and if they win, they will play the winner of North Dakota and Norte Dame. The regional final is set for March 26.
UMass-Lowell faces Denver in the Loveland Regional in Colorado. The puck drop for that game is set at 9 p.m. on March 24. The Riverhawks would face the winner of Minnestoa Duluth and Michigan Tech if they get a win in the first round. The regional final is set for March 26.
American International College will face the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, Michigan, in its first-round game on March 25 at 3 p.m. in the Allentown Regional in Pennsylvania. If they can pull off the upset, the Yellow Jackets will face the winner of fellow New England team Quinnipiac and St. Cloud State. The regional final is set for March 27.
The Worcester Regional features the remaining two Massachusetts teams. Northeastern will take on No.1 seed Western Michigan at noon on March 25 while UMass Amherst will look to defend their 2021 title when they take on Minnesota at 6 p.m. All three games will be played at the DCU Center. The regional final is set for March 27.
The Frozen Four will be in Boston this year at the TD Garden. The winners of the Allenton Regional will play the Loveland Regional champion and the Worcester Regional champion will play the winner of the Albany Region. The semifinals will be on April 7 and the National Championship will be on April 9 at 8 p.m.