College hockey playoffs underway – Kings prospects on TV

Frozen Four NCAA hockeyIt’s time for March Madness of a different sort – this one is on ice!

Five Kings’ prospects will be participating in this year’s NCAA post-season hockey tournament. For those not familiar with the finer points, it works similar to the college basketball format – all games are ‘one and done,’ with the winner advancing and the loser going home. One main difference though is that the tournament only features the best 16 teams, not 64.

The 2013 Frozen Four will be held April 11th and 13th at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center. First up though are the four regionals, which kick off today…

East Regional – Providence, Rhode Island
Games: 1. Quinnipiac vs 4. Canisius and 3. Union vs 2. Boston College
Kings prospect: none (but Rob Scuderi is a big BC guy, read about an old bet with Davis Drewiske here)
TV coverage: ESPNU (DirecTV 208 and DISH 148) and NESN (DirecTV 628 and DISH 434)

Midwest Regional – Toledo, Ohio
Games: 2. Miami vs 3. Minnesota State and 4. St. Cloud State vs 1. Notre Dame
Kings prospects: SCSU – Kevin Gravel (D, 2010 fifth rd) and Nic Dowd (C, 2009 seventh rd)
TV coverage: ESPNU (DirecTV 208 and DISH 148) and FSN N (DirecTV 668 and DISH 436)
ARTICLE:  2012 Kings Dev Camp preview with Kevin Gravel

NOTE: East winner meets Midwest winner at the Frozen Four

Northeast Regional – Manchester, New Hampshire
Games: 1. Mass.-Lowell vs 4. Wisconsin and 3. Denver vs 2. New Hampshire
Kings prospect: UW – Michael Mersch (LW, 2011 fourth rd) and DU – Nick Shore (C, 2011 third rd)
TV coverage: ESPNU (DirecTV 208 and DISH 148) and NESN (DirecTV 628 and DISH 434)
ARTICLE I: Mersch on Wisconsin’s big weekend
ARTICLE II: MayorsManor – Checking in with Nick Shore

West Regional – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Games: 2. North Dakota vs 3. Niagara and 4. Yale vs 1. Minnesota
Kings prospect: UND – Derek Forbort (D, 2010 first round)
TV coverage: ESPNU (DirecTV 208 and DISH 148)
ARTICLE: MM Interview with Forbort prior to 2011 tourney

NOTE: Northeast winner meets West winner at the Frozen Four

Be bold.  Make a prediction.  Who do you think makes it to the Frozen Four?  Leave a comment below and call your shot.

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  1. Notre Dame, North Dakota, Quinnipiac, and New Hampshire.

  2. Matt Greenes Stunt Double says:

    Boston College, Notre Dame, Denver, Minnesota

  3. Quinnipeac, MN State, Denver, N Dakota

  4. Boston College, St. Cloud State, Wisconsin, North Dakota

    Yes, I’m going all Kings on this one.