|Men's hockey team heads to NCAA tournament|
The UND men's hockey team will make its 23rd NCAA tournament appearance when the Fighting Sioux take on Princeton at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the NCAA Midwest Regional at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
The winner of the UND-Princeton game will advance to the Midwest Region championship game at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30, against the winner of the Midwest Region's other semifinal game between Wisconsin and Denver.
The Midwest Region champion will advance to the NCAA Frozen Four in Denver, Colo., on April 10 and 12.
The NCAA selected UND as the nation's No. 3 overall seed in the 16-team NCAA tournament and the top seed in the four-team Midwest Region. Princeton is the No. 14 overall tournament seed and the No. 4 region seed. Denver is the No. 6 overall seed and No. 2 region seed. Midwest Region host Wisconsin is the No. 11 overall tournament seed and No. 3 region seed.
In its 22 previous NCAA tournament appearances UND has won seven national titles and finished as national runner-up five times. The Sioux have a 38-17 overall NCAA tournament record and .691 NCAA tournament winning percentage. UND has advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four 17 times, including the last three years in a row.
This season the Fighting Sioux are 26-10-4 overall. The Sioux finished second in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season standings with a conference record of 18-7-3. UND defeated Michigan Tech two games to one in the first round of the WCHA playoffs to advance to the WCHA Final Five in St. Paul, Minn. There UND lost 2-1 to Denver in a Final Five semifinal game before defeating league regular-season champion Colorado College 4-2 on Saturday in the Final Five third-place game.
Tickets are good for all three games of the weekend and cost $65 each to the general public. A service charge will be added to ticket orders. All games will be played at the Kohl Center. The building will not be cleared between games on Saturday and re-entry will not be permitted. All tickets are reserved seating. Children under 2 do not need a ticket. Tickets will be mailed within two to three days of purchasing them. -- Athletics.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-3621