The field for the 2015 Frozen Four in Boston is set with the four regional winners preparing for next weekend's penultimate event of the college hockey season.
As expected, North Dakota and Boston University advanced out of the West and Northeast regionals, respectively. A little more surprisingly, Nebraska-Omaha earned the school's first trip to the Frozen Four by defeating RIT in the Midwest Regional Final. Providence defeated two NCHC teams, Miami and Denver, at the East Regional for the school's first trip to the Frozen Four since 1985.
Omaha and Providence will take to the ice in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 9. Boston University and North Dakota battle in the second semifinal that night, slated for approximately 8:30 p.m. ET. The two winners will play in the Frozen Four championship game Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 ET.
John Buccigross and Barry Melrose have the call of all three games. The semifinals are broadcast on ESPN2 while the national championship game will be on ESPN.
The TD Garden, home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, is hosting the Frozen Four for the first time since 2004 when the University of Denver won the first of two back-to-back championships. The arena previously hosted in 1998, a game that saw Michigan upend hometown favorite Boston College in overtime.
NCAA Frozen Four Schedule
|Thursday, April 9||5:00 p.m.||Frozen Four Semifinal||Omaha vs. Providence||ESPN2|
|8:30 p.m.||Frozen Four Semifinal||Boston University vs. North Dakota||ESPN2|
|Saturday, April 11||7:30 p.m.||Frozen Four Championship Game||Omaha/PC vs. BU/UND||ESPN|
* All Times ET
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