March 17, 2013
The NCAA and the University of Minnesota has announced the times for the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four next weekend at Ridder Arena. The top-ranked Golden Gophers will face Boston College, Friday at 5 p.m., at Ridder Arena, while Mercyhurst and Boston University will compete at 8 p.m. The Gophers and the Eagles will meet for the first time since 2011, and Mercyhurst and the Boston University will also meet for the first time since 2011.
Boston College was the first to punch its ticket to the NCAA Frozen Four after defeating Harvard, 3-1. It is Eagles' third consecutive trip to the Frozen Four. Mercyhurst was the second team to advance to the Frozen Four as the Lakers upset No. 2-ranked Cornell, 4-3 in overtime, on Saturday afternoon and are making their first trip to the Frozen Four since 2010. Boston University faced Clarkson and defeated the Golden Knights by a 5-3 score to earn a trip to Minneapolis, and its second NCAA Frozen Four trip in school history. The Gophers were outlasted North Dakota, 3-2, Saturday night in a triple overtime game in their home arena. Minnesota is making its ninth trip to the NCAA Frozen Four (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012).
The semifinal games will be streamed live through NCAA.com.
Tickets for the Frozen Four are currently sold out, but there is a possibility of more tickets being available if participating teams don't use all of their allotted tickets. Fans will be notified later this week if seats open up for the weekend.
2013 Frozen Four Teams and Times
Semifinal Game 1, March 22, Ridder Arena
No. 1 Minnesota vs. No. 4 Boston College 5 p.m.
Semifinal Game 2, March 22, Ridder Arena
No. 3 Boston University vs. Mercyhurst 8 p.m.
Championship Game, March 24, Ridder Arena
Winner of Semifinal Game 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal Game 2 3 p.m.
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