|Schedule of Events||
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|Xcel Energy Center|
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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|
|Saturday, March 24|
|12:30 p.m.||No. 1 North Dakota (25-12-3) vs.
No. 4 Western Michigan (21-13-6)
|FSN Plus | espn3.com |||UND 2-1|
|4 p.m.||No. 2 Minnesota (26-13-1) vs.
No. 3 Boston University (23-14-1)
|FSN Plus | espn3.com |||UM 7-3|
|Sunday, March 25|
|4:30 p.m.||North Dakota (26-12-3) vs.
|ESPNU | espn3.com ||
Tickets may be purchased online at www.ncaa.com/tickets, 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
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 www.ncaa.com/media. 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 email@example.com or (612) 624-7345. General NCAA Ice Hockey Championship credential questions should be directed to Marc Bedics at the NCAA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|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.
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.
|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.|
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
Gophers Overpower Spartans in Opener
Winning by a 4-2 margin, the Gophers outshot Michigan State 44-14 -- tying a season bests for shots and shots allowed in the win.
Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU
The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.
Sheehy Tabbed B1G Second Star
The sophomore leads the Gophers with 20 points and nine goals this year while his 11 assists are tied for the team lead.