The 2021 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States scheduled for March 26-April 10, 2021. Notre Dame men's ice hockey will not participate in the NCAA tournament because of COVID-19 protocols.
The road to the Frozen Four starts Friday, March 26, with the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Regional games. 16 teams will battle it out this weekend to see which 4 will play in the Semi-Finals on April 8th and the National Championship on April 10th.
The tournament has been unpredictable in recent years. A No. 4 seed has beaten a No. 1 seed in the first round in 14-straight tournaments. The No. 16 overall seed has a winning record against the No. 1 overall seed in the last five. With that in mind, I've pondered whether flipping a coin to predict winners would be more accurate than my actual picks.
Frozen Four 2021 NCAA men’s hockey tournament TV schedule
Friday, March 26
Bridgeport Regional: Wisconsin vs Bemidji State, 1:00 p.m. on ESPN 2
Fargo Regional: Michigan vs Minnesota Duluth, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN U
Bridgeport Regional: Massachusetts vs Lake Superior State, 6:30 p.m. on ESPN U
Fargo Regional: North Dakota vs American Int’l, 9:30 p.m. on ESPN 3
Saturday, March 27
Albany Regional: Boston College vs Notre Dame, 1:00 p.m. on ESPNews
Bridgeport Regional Championship, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN U. Stream
Loveland Regional: Minnesota State vs Quinnipiac, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN 3
Fargo Regional Championship, 6:30 p.m. on ESPN U
Albany Regional: St. Cloud State vs Boston University, 6:30 p.m. on ESPNews
Loveland Regional: Minnesota vs Omaha, 9:00 p.m. on ESPN U
Sunday, March 28
Albany Regional Championship, 5:30 p.m. on ESPN 2
Loveland Regional Championship, 8 p.m. on ESPN 2
Thursday, April 8
Fargo Regional Champion vs Bridgeport Regional Champion, 5:00/9:00 p.m. (TBD) on ESPN 2
Albany Regional Champion vs Loveland Regional Champion, 5:00/9:00 p.m. (TBD) on ESPN 2
Saturday, April 10
National Championship, 7:00 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN 2 (TBD)
Frozen Four 2021 NCAA men’s hockey tournament online
The tournament will be broadcast on ESPN U, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNews with the championship bout scheduled for broadcast on ESPN or ESPN 2.
The tournament will air on the combination of ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, you don’t need cable to watch. Not only do you not need cable, but you can watch the regional tournament live as it airs and for free using a free trial to a streaming service that carries those channels.