Huskies Placed in Albany, NY for NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament

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St. Cloud, MN – The wait is over. The St. Cloud State University Huskies have been placed in the Northeast Regional at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY as they enter their 15th appearance in the NCAA Ice Hockey Championships.  The #2 seed Huskies will be joined by #1 seed Boston College, #3 seed Boston University and the #4 seed Notre Dame. SCSU is 0-2-0 in Albany, NY in NCAA regional competition.

The Huskies face Boston University on Saturday, March 27 at 5:30 PM CT in the quarterfinals. Should they win that game, they would face the winner of the Boston College/Notre Dame contest.

The Huskies faced Boston University on March 25, 2000, at the Times Union Center (previously the Pepsi Center) losing 5-3 to the Terriers. The Huskies have had the most success against Notre Dame also in the bracket, defeating them 5-1 on March 30, 2013 at the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH, and 4-3 on Match 29, 2014 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN.

The Huskies have never faced Boston College in NCAA tournament play. However, they are 3-1-0 all-time vs the Eagles.

SCSU will be joined by all of Minnesota’s Division I teams in this year’s tournament. Former  SCSU coach Bob Motzko and his University of Minnesota Gophers were placed in the West Regional in Loveland, CO along with former SCSU player and coaching assistant Mike Hasting’s Minnesota State University Mavericks. Former SCSU assistant coaches Tom Serratore and Mike Gibbons will lead their Bemidji State University Beavers into the East Regional in Bridgeport, CT. Finally, three-time national champion UMD Bulldogs will be looking to advance to their third consecutive Frozen Four in the Midwest  Regional in Fargo, ND.

SCSU vs Boston College in 2018 (Photo Prout)

Tickets
Tickets will be available to the public for the Northeast Regional but information available indicates only 1,392 fans will be allowed in attendance (10% of the venue capacity). Additional information is as follows:

  • All tickets will be sold in pods of 2 ($50 per ticket session passes).
  • All fans must provide contact tracking information at the time of purchase.
  • Everyone in attendance will need to provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test prior to entering the building.
  • The test must be taken no earlier than Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Additional Fan Ticketing and Attendance Information is Here

The complete pairings for this year’s tournament are as follows:

Fargo Regional, March 26-27

Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota

  • No. 2 Michigan (15-10-1) vs. No. 3 Minnesota Duluth (14-10-2)
    • Friday, March 26 | 4 p.m. ET | ESPNU/WatchESPN
  • No. 1 North Dakota (21-5-1) vs. No. 4 American Int’l (15-3-0)
    • Friday, March 26 | 9:30 p.m. ET | ESPN3/WatchESPN
  • Fargo Regional Championship
    • Saturday, March 27 | 6:30 p.m. ET | ESPNU/WatchESPN

Bridgeport Regional, March 26-27

Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • No. 1 Wisconsin (20-9-1) vs. No. 4 Bemidji State (15-9-3)
    • Friday, March 26| 1 p.m. ET | ESPN2/WatchESPN
  • No. 2 Massachusetts (16-5-4) vs. No. 3 Lake Superior State (19-6-3)
    • Friday, March 26 | 6:30 p.m. ET | ESPNU/WatchESPN
  • Bridgeport Regional Championship
    • Saturday, March 27 | 4 p.m. ET | ESPNU/WatchESPN

Loveland Regional, March 27-28

Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, Colorado

  • No. 2 Minnesota State (20-4-1) vs. No. 3 Quinnipiac (17-7-4)
    • Saturday, March 27 | 4 p.m. ET | ESPN3/WatchESPN
  • No. 1 Minnesota (23-6-0) vs. No. 4 Omaha (14-10-1)
    • Saturday, March 27 | 9 p.m. ET | ESPNU/WatchESPN
  • Loveland Regional Championship
    • Sunday, March 28 | 8 p.m. ET | ESPN2/WatchESPN

Albany Regional, March 27-28

Times Union Center, Albany, New York

  • No. 1 Boston College (17-5-1) vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (14-13-2)
    • Saturday, March 27 |1 p.m. ET | ESPNews/WatchESPN
  • No. 2 St. Cloud State (17-10-0) vs. No. 3 Boston U. (10-4-1)
    • Saturday, March 27 | 6:30 p.m. ET | ESPNews/WatchESPN
  • Albany Regional Championship
    • Sunday, March 28 | 5:30 p.m. ET | ESPN2/WatchESPN

SCSU vs Notre Dame in the 2013 NCAA Tournament (Photo Prout)

St. Cloud State University History in the NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament 

The Huskies are 5-15-0 all-time in the NCAA tournament. The following is a history of results for SCSU:

  • March 18, 1989 – 6-3 loss to Lake Superior State University
  • March 19, 1989 – 4-2 loss to Lake Superior State University
  • March 25, 2000 – 5-3 loss to Boston University (Pepsi Center – Albany, NY)
  • March 25, 2001 – 4-3 loss to University of Michigan
  • March 22, 2002 – 4-2 loss to University of Michigan
  • March 28, 2003 – 5-2 loss to University of New Hampshire
  • March 23, 2007 – 4-1 loss to University of Maine
  • March 28, 2008 – 2-1 Loss to Clarkson (Times Union Center – Albany, NY)
  • March 26, 2010 – 4-3 win over Northern Michigan
  • March 27, 2010 – 5-3 Loss to University of Wisconsin
  • March 30, 2013 – 5-1 Win over Notre Dame
  • March 31, 2013 – 4-1 win over Miami University
  • April 11, 2013 – 4-1 loss to Quinnipiac University (Frozen Four)
  • March 29, 2014 – 4-3 win over Notre Dame
  • March 30, 2014 – 4-0 loss to University of Minnesota
  • March 27, 2015 – 3-2 win over Michigan Tech University
  • March 28, 2015 – 4-1 loss to University of North Dakota
  • March 26, 2016 – 5-4 loss to Ferris State University
  • March 23, 2018 – 4-1 loss to Air Force Academy
  • March 29, 2019 – 2-1 loss to American International University

2 thoughts on “Huskies Placed in Albany, NY for NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament

  1. The game vs. Wisconsin on 3/27/2010 was the regional championship game. Your are missing the semifinal game vs. Northern Michigan which I believe SCSU won 4-3 in double overtime. Their record is 5-15 (.250).

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