After being canceled due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Budweiser Events Center will once again host the annual NCAA D1 Men's Regional Ice Hockey Tournament.

About The NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament

The 2022 Division I Men’s Hockey Championship gives 16 D1 college hockey teams a chance to compete in a single-elimination tournament

At each regional site (i.e; the BEC), four teams will compete in a single-elimination Regional Semifinal competition. The winners of each match will then compete against each other in a single-elimination Regional Final competition at the same regional site.

The winning team from each of the 4 Regionals will advance to the Frozen Four in Boston, MA.

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The NCAA D1 Men's Ice Hockey West Regional Brackets were announced during Selection Sunday over the weekend (Sunday, Mar. 20).

In partnership with the University of Denver & Colorado Eagles, the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO will host four of the top NCAA hockey programs in the nation for two semi-final games and one regional championship game during the 2022 NCAA D1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

When Will The Games Be Played + Who Is Playing?

As per a Mar. 21 press release via the Colorado Eagles, all tournament games at the BEC will be held on Thursday, Mar. 24 & Saturday, Mar. 26.

Thursday, March 24 will feature two semi-final games, including:

Minnesota - Duluth (2) vs. Michigan Tech (3) at 1 p.m. 
University of Denver (1) vs. UMass - Lowell (4) at 7 p.m.

The winners of each semi-final game will advance to the Regional Final Game on Saturday, March 26; an exact game time has yet to be announced.

All-session and individual session tickets for games a part of the 2022 NCAA D1 Men's Ice Hockey Tournament are on sale now and can be purchased at

This will be the last time the BEC hosts the collegiate-level tournament until 2026.

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