On April 9th, the 2020 NCAA Frozen Four will kick off at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The semi-finals will be held on the 9th at 5:00 pm EST and 8:30 pm EST. The winners of the semi-final matchups will battle for the championship on the 11th at 8:00 pm EST. The semi-finals and championship rounds will be televised on the ESPN Networks in the United States and on TSN in Canada.
Prior to the Frozen Four kicking off in Detroit, there will be four regional competitions. Each regional competition will host four collegiate squads. The four regional competitions will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts (March 27-28), the Times Union Center in Albany, New York (March 28-29), the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania (March 28-29) and the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado (March 27-28).
Once each conference championship takes place, the NCAA will hold the selection show. There will sixteen teams that will be participating in the 2020 Division I Men’s Hockey Championship. The six conference winners will play in the tournament and the other ten teams will be chosen by a committee.
While we are still waiting a couple of weeks before the tournament kicks off, there is plenty of thrilling college hockey on the docket. Each college hockey conference playoff is taking place.
In the Big Ten, the semi-finals take place on Saturday. The University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University remain in the hunt. In round one, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2-1.
The University of Michigan Wolverines beat down their in-state rivals, the Michigan State University Spartans 2-0. On Saturday night, Boston Bruins prospect John Beecher had a beautiful goal to help secure the win over the Spartans. In the clip below, you can watch Beecher go zone-to-zone with the puck, evade traffic and fire a wrist shot for a goal.
In the last Big Ten round one matchup, t