16th-ranked Air Force faces No. 1 Boston College in NCAA Northeast Regional
March 19, 2012
No. 16 Air Force (21-10-7) advances to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last six years as the Falcons won the Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament. The fourth-seeded Falcons face top-seeded Boston College, No. 1 in the nation, in the NCAA Northeast Regional at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., on Saturday, March 24 at 4:05 p.m. ET.
Boston College (29-10-1), the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, reached the Northeast Regional by winning the Hockey East regular season and tournament titles.
In the other Northeast Regional semifinal, third-seeded Maine (23-13-3), ranked 11th in the USCHO.com poll, faces second seeded Minnesota-Duluth (24-9-6), ranked fifth in the nation, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The two semifinal winners meet on Sunday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the regional final.
The Air Force-Boston College game will be televised live on ESPNU HD. The regional final will also be televised on ESPNU HD on Sunday at 8:05 p.m. ET. ESPNU is available on DirecTV channel 208, Dish Network channel 141 and on Comcast channel 175 in Colorado Springs.The game will also be video streamed on ESPN3.com.