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  Schedule of Events
Time (CT) Practice/News Conference
Friday, March 23
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Western Michigan Open Practice

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Western Michigan News Conference - Transcript - Video

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. North Dakota Open Practice

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. North Dakota News Conference - Transcript - Video

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Boston University Open Practice

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Boston University News Conference - Transcript - Video

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Minnesota Open Practice

4:30 - 5 p.m. Minnesota News Conference - Transcript - Video - Blog Recap

*Note: News conferences are open to credentialed media only
Time (CT) Teams Coverage Result
Saturday, March 24
12:30 p.m. No. 1 North Dakota (25-12-3) vs.
No. 4 Western Michigan (21-13-6)
FSN Plus | | UND 2-1
4 p.m. No. 2 Minnesota (26-13-1) vs.
No. 3 Boston University (23-14-1)
FSN Plus | | UM 7-3
Sunday, March 25
4:30 p.m. North Dakota (26-12-3) vs.
Minnesota (27-13-1)
ESPNU | |  
  Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Xcel Energy Center box office (199 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102), or by calling Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525.

All-Session Ticket: $94.00
*All-session tickets are on sale now. Single-session tickets will go on sale the week of the championship, should availability exist.

Purchase Online | Xcel Energy Center Seating Chart | Driving Directions | Parking | Printable Map
  Media Information

Media outlets wishing to obtain credentials to cover the 2012 NCAA Ice Hockey West Regional must apply for credentials through the official NCAA Credential Application website or The application deadline is Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 4 p.m. (CT).

Media outlets that cover individual teams are asked to wait to apply for credentials until the official 2012 NCAA Ice Hockey Championship bracket is announced on Monday, March 19, 2012, and to apply for credentials for the appropriate regional only.

Questions regarding credentials for the NCAA Ice Hockey West Regional should be directed to Garry Bowman, University of Minnesota Director of Athletic Communications, at or (612) 624-7345. General NCAA Ice Hockey Championship credential questions should be directed to Marc Bedics at the NCAA (

  Credential Pick Up

Credential pick up will be at Gate 1 of the Xcel Energy Center. Credentials will be available for pick up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) on Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, March 24, and from 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 25.

  Media Hotel

The official media hotel for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional is the Saint Paul Hotel, which is located just blocks from the Xcel Energy Center. To make reservations, please call 1-800-292-9292 and ask to speak with one of the on-site reservation agents. Media members should be sure to mention they are with the NCAA Regional Hockey Tournament Media to receive the group rate. The group rate will be honored on a first-come, first-service basis dependent on availability.

Media Hotel
Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Reservations: 1-800-292-9292
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

  Media Parking
Limited media parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Media parking will be in the River Centre Ramp on the south side of W. Kellogg Blvd.
  Internet Access

Wireless Internet access is available in the press box and in the media work room at the Xcel Energy Center free of charge. Media outlets requiring hard line Ethernet access must submit a Telephone/Internet Service Order Form


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