Union Gets No. 1 Seed in NCAA Hockey Tournament's East Region

Posted at: 03/23/2014 8:19 PM
Updated at: 03/24/2014 3:26 PM
By: Union Athletics & WNYT Sports

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Union College men's ice hockey team will return to the NCAA Division I Championship tournament for the fourth straight season. The Dutchmen, the #3 overall seed in the 16 team tournament, are the #1 seed in the East Regional in Bridgeport, CT.

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Union (29-6-4) will face Vermont (20-14-3) at Webster Bank Arena Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The Catamounts are led by former Union coach Kevin Sneddon. Vermont leads the series, 18-10-2 and the teams last met December 29, 2012. Vermont won 2-1 at home in the Catamount Cup.

The other East matchup features Providence (21-10-6) vs. Quinnipiac (24-9-6) at 5:30 p.m. The Friar are led by Coach Nate Lehman (who followed Sneddon), and the Bobcats, with coach Rand Pecknold, lost to Yale in the national championship game in Pittsburgh last season.

Minnesota is the #1 overall seed and Boston College is the #2. The Gophers are in St. Paul and the Eagles are in Worcester, MA. The #4 overall seed is Wisconsin and the Badgers are in Cincinnati.