Montgomery, Pioneers Get NCAA #1 Seed
Former UMaine hockey captain Jim Montgomery and his UDenver Pioneers will be the overall #1 seed for the NCAA Hockey Tournament. His team enters to playoffs with a 29-7-4 record.
Denver won the NCHA regular season title but lost to North Dakota in the semi-final round of the conference playoffs.
Montgomery helped UMaine to a first-ever national title in 1992-93 and he is still the all-time points leader for the Black Bears.
He is in his fourth season behind the Denver bench. The Pioneers have made the tourney field in his first three season, including a Frozen Four appearance last year.
Denver will face off agaiinst Michigan Tech on Saturday at the Midwest Regional in Cincinnati.
Check out the full NCAA Hockey Tournament schedule...
Midwest Regional, March 25-26
U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Saturday, March 25, 1 p.m. Eastern time
No. 1 Denver (29-7-4) vs. No. 4 Michigan Tech (23-14-7)
Saturday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
No. 2 Union (NY) (25-9-3) vs. No. 3 Penn State (24-11-2)
Sunday, March 26, 6 p.m. Eastern time
Midwest Regional Championship
Northeast Regional, March 25-26
SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire
Saturday, March 25, 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
No. 1 Minnesota (23-11-3) vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (21-11-5)
Saturday, March 25, Noon Eastern time
No. 2 Massachusetts Lowell (26-10-3) vs. No. 3 Cornell (21-8-5)
Sunday, March 26, 3:30 p.m. Eastern time
Northeast Regional Championship
East Regional, March 24-25
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Friday, March 24, 4 p.m. Eastern time
No. 1 Harvard (26-5-2) vs. No. 4 Providence (22-11-5)
Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Eastern time
No. 2 Western Michigan (22-12-5) vs. No. 3 Air Force (26-9-5)
Saturday, March 25, 8:30 p.m. Eastern time
East Regional Championship
West Regional, March 24-25
Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota
Friday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. Eastern time
No. 1 Minnesota Duluth (25-6-7) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (21-11-6)
Friday, March 24, 3 p.m. Eastern time
No. 2 Boston University (23-11-3) vs. No. 3 North Dakota (21-15-3)
Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m. Eastern time
West Regional Championship
Men’s Frozen Four, April 6 and 8
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, April 6, 6 and 9:30 p.m. Eastern time
Midwest Regional Champion vs. Northeast Regional Champion East Regional Champion vs. West Regional Champion
Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m. Eastern time