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Men’s Frozen Four 2021: TV channel, time, how to watch NCAA men’s ice hockey championship


Men’s college hockey has reached its final four teams. 

Four teams will descend on Pennsylvania with the chance at the ultimate men’s college hockey prize. One school — Minnesota Duluth — will be looking for its third straight championship while the other three are aiming for title No. 1.

Minnesota Duluth’s past two championships came in 2018 and 2019; there was no champ in 2020 because of COVID-19. If it wins, it’ll be only the second team to do it and the first team since Michigan (1951-53). 

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Men’s Frozen Four.

When is the 2021 Men’s Frozen Four?

Semifinal: St. Cloud State vs. Minnesota State

  • Date: Thursday, April 8
  • Time: 5 p.m. ET

Semifinal: Minnesota Duluth vs. Massachusetts

  • Date: Thursday, April 8
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET

Championship: TBD

  • Date: Saturday, April 10
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

What channel is the 2021 Men’s Frozen Four on?

All three games will be broadcast on ESPN2. John Buccigross will have the call alongside Barry Melrose and Colby Cohen. In Canada, fans can watch all the games on TSN.ca and the TSN app. The national championship game will be on TSN2.

Where is the 2021 Men’s Frozen Four taking place?

This year’s men’s national ice hockey championship will be held at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. It marks the first time since 2013 when Yale won.

Will there be fans in attendance?

PPG Paints Arena will not be filled to the rafters with crazed hockey fans. Instead, approximately 4,500 fans will be in attendance. Fans must follow social-distancing guidelines. Each school was allotted 300 tickets.

How has COVID-19 impacted the 2021 Men’s Frozen Four?

UMass will be without four players because of COVID protocols: goaltenders Henry Graham and Filip Lindberg, and forward Jerry Harding and Carson Gicewicz. Lindberg is the team’s top goalie and Gicewicz is the team’s leading goal scorer. 

The team’s student equipment manager Zac Steigmeyer will serve as the backup to Matt Murray.

Which players have been drafted by NHL teams?

Massachusetts

NAME POS. TEAM YEAR (RD./PICK)
Marc Del Gaizo  D NSH 2019 (4th/109)
Zac Jones D NYR 2019 (3rd/68)
Matt Kessel D STL 2020 (5th/150)
Filip Lindberg* G MIN 2019 (7th/197)

*As noted, Lindberg will not be suiting up because of COVID protocols.

Minnesota Duluth

NAME POS. TEAM YEAR (RD./PICK)
Blake Biondi F MTL 2020 (4th/109)
Matt Cairns D EDM 2016 (3rd/84)
Noah Cates F PHI 2017 (5th/137)
Wyatt Kaiser D CHI 2020 (3rd/81)
Cole Koepke F TBL 2018 (6th/183)
Luke Loheit F OTT 2018 (7th/194)
Quinn Olson F BOS 2019 (3rd/92)
Nick Burgess F MIN 2017 (7th/209)

Minnesota State

NAME POS. TEAM YEAR (RD.)
Todd Burgess F OTT 2016 (4th/103)
Nathan Smith F WPG 2018 (3rd/91)

St. Cloud State

NAME POS. TEAM YEAR (RD.)
Sam Hentges F MIN 2018 (7th/210)
David Hrenak G LAK 2018 (5th/144)
Veeti Miettinen F TOR 2020 (6th/168)
Nick Perbix D TBL 2017 (6th/169)

Who won the past 10 NCAA men’s ice hockey national championships?

2011: Minnesota Duluth
2012: Boston College
2013: Yale
2014: Union
2015: Providence
2016: North Dakota
2017: Denver
2018: Minnesota Duluth
2019: Minnesota Duluth
2020: None




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