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NCAA hockey tournament: Frozen Four, regional sites announced for 2018, beyond

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Allentown’s PPL Center will host the Midwest Regional of the NCAA men’s hockey tournament in 2018 and 2019

PPL Center 1 Lindsey Smith for BSH

As we wrote last week, Allentown’s PPL Center has bid and now won the honor of hosting the Midwest Regional of the 2018 and 2019 NCAA men’s hockey tournament.

Allentown, Pa. is obviously not the midwest, but ... well, this is the NCAA we’re talking about. The West Regional will be held in Sioux Falls, S.D. in 2018, with the East and Northeast Regionals held in Worcester, Mass. and Bridgeport, Conn. In 2019, Fargo N.D., Manchester, N.H. and Providence, R.I. will host the other three regionals. Penn State will serve as the host of the regionals in Allentown each year.

As previously announced, Minneapolis will host the 2018 Frozen Four.

The NCAA also announced Frozen Four sites for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Buffalo’s KeyBank Center will host in 2019, the new Little Caesars Arena will host in 2020, Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena will host in 2021 and Boston’s TD Garden will host in 2022.

In addition to the hockey site announcements, the NCAA announced host sites for hundreds of other events on Tuesday, dating through the 2022 sports calendar.

2018 NCAA men’s hockey tournament sites

Event City Venue Host
Event City Venue Host
Midwest Regional Allentown, Pa. PPL Center Penn State
East Regional Bridgeport, Conn. Webster Bank Arena Fairfield, Yale
Northeast Regional Worcester, Mass. DCU Center Holy Cross
West Regional Sioux Falls, S.D. Premier Center Univ. of North Dakota
Frozen Four St. Paul, Minn. Xcel Energy Center Univ. of Minnesota

2019 NCAA men’s hockey tournament sites

Event City Venue Host
Event City Venue Host
Midwest Regional Allentown, Pa. PPL Center Penn State
East Regional Providence, R.I. Dunkin' Donuts Arena Brown
Northeast Regional Manchester, N.H. SNHU Arena Univ. of New Hampshire
West Regional Fargo, N.D. Scheels Center Univ. of North Dakota
Frozen Four Buffalo, N.Y. KeyBank Center MAAC