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What Channel Is The North Dakota Vs. Michigan Game On?

What Channel Is The North Dakota Vs. Michigan Game On?

North Dakota will play against Michigan in Maryland Heights Regional of the 2024 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament.

Mar 28, 2024 by R. R. Ellis

North Dakota hockey and Michigan hockey enter their matchup at the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament both as unranked teams, but at No. 6 and No. 10, respectively, in the final Pairwise Rankings for the 2024 season. 

North Dakota has one of the best resumes in the NCAA Tournament, defeating a handful of fellow participants. NDU had wins against Macklin Celebrini's Boston University team, Wisconsin, Minensota, Denver, Omaha and Western Michigan. The Fighting Hawks had an overall record of 26-11-2--tied for the fourth-highest win total in the NCAA this season. 

Michigan had an overall record of 21-14-3 this season. The Wolverines had wins against Wisconsin, Michigan State and UMass this season, but notably, are fresh off the heels of a well-contested overtime loss against rivals Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference Tournament final. 

The Wolverines are one of, if not the most historic hockey programs in NCAA Men's Hockey history. They are currently tied with the Denver Pioneers for the most Frozen Four championships all-time--both teams appear in the tournament this year. 

Michigan is led by Rutger McGroarty and Gavin Brindley, both players appeared on Team USA's World Juniors championship team

North Dakota will play Michigan on March 29, at 8:30pm ET in Maryland Heights, Mo.

What Channel Is The North Dakota Vs. Michigan Hockey Game On?

The game will be available to watch and stream on ESPNU and the ESPN+ app. 

Who Does The Winner Of North Dakota Vs. Michigan Play?

The winner of the North Dakota vs. Michigan matchup will play the winner of Michigan State vs. Western Michigan.

Can Michigan Hockey And Michigan State Play In The Frozen Four 2024?

Yes. Michigan hockey and Michigan State hockey can play in the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament. Both the Wolverines and the Spartans are in the Maryland Heights Regional and will play each other if each wins their respective first-round matchups. The game would be a rematch of the Big Ten Tournament final, which MSU won in overtime, 5-4.

North Dakota Hockey Roster 2024

NumberNameYearPositionPrevious Team
1Kaleb JohnsonSo.GMinnesota (NAHL)
2Bennett ZmolekR-So.DMinnesota State (NCAA)
4Jake LivanavageFr.DChicago (USHL)
5Dane MontgomeryR-So.FWaterloo (USHL)
6Logan BrittGr.DSacred Heart (NCAA)
7Garrett Pyke5thDAlaska (NCAA)
8Jake SchmaltzJr.FGreen Bay (USHL)
9Jackson BlakeSo.FChicago (USHL)
10Tanner KomzakFr.DWhitecourt (AJHL)
11Griffin NessSr.FWaterloo Blackhawks (USHL)
13Carson AlbrechtGr.FMelfort Mustangs (SJHL)
14Cameron BergJr.FOmaha (NCAA)
15Nate BenoitFr.DWaterloo (USHL)
17Riese GaberSr.FDubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
18Jayden PerronFr.FChicago (USHL)
20Keaton Pehrson5thDMichigan (NCAA)
21Ben StrindenSo.FMuskegon (USHL)
22Owen McLaughlinSo.FSioux City (USHL)
24Michael EmersonFr.FChicago (USHL)
25Abram WiebeFr.DChilliwack (BCHL)
26Dylan JamesSo.FSioux City (USHL)
27Louis Jamernik VSr.FOkotoks Oilers (AJHL)
28Hunter JohannesGr.FLindenwood (NCAA)
29Jackson KunzJr.FGreen Bay (USHL)
30Hobie HedquistFr.GAlberni Valley (BCHL)
32Ludvig PerssonSr.GMiami (NCAA)

Michigan Hockey Roster 2024

NumberNameYearPositionPrevious Team
2Rutger McGroartySo.FUSNTDP
4Gavin BrindleySo.FTri-City (USHL)
5Tyler DukeSo.DOhio State (NCAA)
6Josh EernisseSo.FSt. Thomas (NCAA)
9Nick MoldenhauerFr.FChicago (USHL)
12Brendan MilesSo.DFairbanks (NAHL)
13T.J. HughesSo.FBrooks (AJHL)
15Jacob TruscottSr.DUSNTDP
17Garrett SchifskyFr.FWaterloo (USHL)
20Tanner RoweFr.FOmaha (USHL)
21Jackson HallumSo.FDubuque (USHL)
22Philippe LapointeSr.FTrail (BCHL)
23Chase PletzkeGr.FMiami (NCAA)
24Steven HoltzSr.DPenticton (BCHL)
25Dylan DukeJr.FUSNTDP
26Seamus CaseySo.DUSNTDP
29Andrew AlbanoGr.GNorwich (DIII)
30Jake BarczewskiGr.GCanisius (NCAA)
31Noah WestSr.GRobert Morris
33Kienan DraperSo.FChilliwack (BCHL)
63Luca FantilliSo.DChicago (USHL)
68Josh OrricoFr.DJanesville (NAHL)
73Ethan EdwardsJr.DSioux City (USHL)
77Marshall WarrenGr.DBoston College (NCAA)
91Frank Nazar IIISo.FUSNTDP
94Mark EstapaJr.FTri-City (USHL)

Here Is The Seeding For The 2024 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament

  1. Boston College
  2. Boston University
  3. Denver
  4. Michigan State
  5. Maine
  6. North Dakota
  7. Minnesota
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Quinnipiac
  10. Michigan
  11. Omaha
  12. Cornell
  13. Western Michigan
  14. UMass
  15. RIT
  16. Michigan Tech

Who Is Playing In The Providence Regional?

No. 1 Boston College will meet Michigan Tech, while Wisconsin will take on defending champion Quinnipiac.

Who Is Playing In The Springfield Regional?

No. 3 Denver will be playing Springfield regional host UMass, while Maine will take on ECAC tournament champion Cornell.

Who Is Playing In The Maryland Heights Regional?

No. 4 overall Michigan State will take on in-state foe Western Michigan, while North Dakota will go head-to-head against Michigan.

Who Is Playing In The Sioux Falls Regional?

No. 2 Boston University will be playing Atlantic Hockey champion RIT, while Minnesota will meet regional host school Omaha.

Here Is The Bracket For The NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament.

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NCAA Hockey Regionals Schedule

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, March 28:

  • 2:00 p.m. ET -  No. 3 Denver vs. UMass in Springfield (ESPN2/ ESPN+)
  • 5:00 p.m. ET - No. 2 Boston University vs. RIT in Sioux Falls (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET - Maine vs. Cornell in Springfield (ESPNEWS/ ESPN+)
  • 8:30 p.m. ET - Minnesota vs. Omaha in Sioux Falls (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Friday, March 29:

  • 2:00 p.m. ET - No. 1 Boston College vs. Michigan Tech in Providence (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 5:00 p.m. ET - No. 4 Michigan State vs. Western Michigan in Maryland Heights (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET - Wisconsin vs. Quinnipiac in Providence (ESPNEWS/ ESPN+)
  • 8:30 p.m. ET - North Dakota vs. Michigan in Maryland Heights (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Saturday, March 30:

  • 4:00 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 1 at Springfield (ESPNU/ ESPN+)
  • 6:30 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 2 at Sioux Falls (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Sunday, March 31:

  • 4:00 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 1 at Providence (ESPN2/ ESPN+)
  • 6:30 p.m. ET - Regional Final Game 2 at Maryland Heights (ESPNU/ ESPN+).

Frozen Four 2024 Schedule

Here is the schedule: 

Frozen Four 2024 National Semifinals:

Thursday, April 11:

  • 5:00 p.m. ET - Semifinal 1 at Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN (ESPN2/ ESPN+)
  • 8:30 p.m. ET - Semifinal 2 at Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN (ESPN2/ ESPN+).

Frozen Four 2024 National Championship Game

Saturday, April 13:

  • 6:00 p.m. ET - National Championship at Xcel Energy Center | St. Paul, MN (ESPN2/ ESPN+).

Where To Watch The 2024 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament

ESPN's family of networks is the broadcast home for the 2024 NCAA men's hockey tournament. Regional games will primarily air on ESPNU and ESPNEWS with select games airing on ESPN2. All games will also stream exclusively on ESPN+.

NCAA Hockey Tournament Locations 2024

The 2024 NCAA Men’s Hockey regionals are played in four different locations. 

  • Maryland Heights, Mo. | Centene Community Ice Center 
  • Providence, R.I. | Amica Mutual Pavilion 
  • Sioux Falls S.D. | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • Springfield, Mass. | MassMutual Center

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