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March 28, 2016

2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Tournament – the 2016 Frozen Four: Boston College, Denver, North Dakota, Quinnipiac)./+ All-time NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey Titles list (1948 to 2015), with all-time Frozen Four appearances list (including 2016), by team.

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By Bill Turianski on 28 March 2016; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-Tournament, teams, etc… 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament (en.wikipedia.org).
-A prominent college ice hockey site…USCHO.com
-2015-16 D-I attendances… Men’s Division I Hockey Attendance: 2015-2016 (uscho.com/stats/attendance).

    The 2016 Frozen Four:
    Boston College Eagles, Denver Pioneers, North Dakota Fighting Hawks, Quinnipiac Bobcats.

The 2016 Frozen Four will take place on April 7-9 in Tampa, Florida at the Amalie Arena (home of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning), which has a capacity of 19,092 for ice hockey. On April 7th, Boston College will face Quinnipiac, and Denver will face North Dakota. The final will be at 8pm on April 9th and will be shown live on ESPN.

Boston College Eagles…
Boston College Eagles men’s ice hockey team’s 2015-16 average home attendance (regular season): 4,965/
14th-best in NCAA Hockey (in a 7,884-capacity arena: at 63.0 percent-capacity).
Path to 2016 Frozen Four – 1R: Boston College 4, Harvard 1. 2R: Boston College 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2.
Boston College’s 25th Frozen Four appearance (previously: 2014).
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Photo and Image credits above -
AP Photo via nhl.nbcsports.com. Michael Dwyer/AP Photo via accesswdun.com. John Wilcox/bostonherald.com/sports. Boston College men’s hockey uniforms illustrations, by Two Hearted River at File:HE-Uniform-BC.png (en.wikipedia.org).

Denver Pioneers…
Denver Pioneers men’s ice hockey team’s 2015-16 average home attendance (regular season) 5,123/
13th-best in NCAA Hockey (in a 6,026-capacity arena: at 85.0 percent-capacity).
Path to 2016 Frozen Four – 1R: Denver 7, Boston University 2. 2R: Denver 6, Ferris State 3.
The University of Denver’s 15th Frozen Four appearance (previously: 2005).
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Photo and Image credits above -
Denver Pioneers’ facebook.com page/photo album from 3-27-2016. Unattributed at localtvkdvr.files.wordpress.com. University of Denver men’s hockey uniforms illustrations, by Two Hearted River at File:WCHA-Uniform-UD.png (en.wikipedia.org).

North Dakota Fighting Hawks…
North Dakota Fighting Hawks men’s ice hockey team’s 2015-16 average home attendance (regular season) 11,675/
Best attendance in NCAA Hockey (in a 11,634-capacity arena: at 100.4 percent-capacity).
Path to 2016 Frozen Four – 1R: North Dakota 6, Northeastern 2. 2R: North Dakota 5, Michigan 2.
The University of North Dakota’s 22nd Frozen Four appearance (previously: 2014 & 2015).
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Photo and Image credits above -
Unattributed at salemwebnetwork.com. AP Photo via sctimes.com/sports. Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald/grandforksherald.com/sports/und-hockey-und-upends-michigan-earn-another-berth-frozen-four. North Dakota hockey jersey illustrations from hockeygiant.com. Illustration, originally posted on facebook.com, of disgruntled North Dakota fans’ lament: “How About We Keep Sioux?”, illustration unattributed at startribune.com/north-dakoka-still-crazy-about-hockey-but-not-new-nickname [Nov.21 2015].

Quinnipiac Bobcats…
Quinnipiac Bobcats men’s ice hockey team’s 2015-16 average home attendance (regular season) 3,247/
26th-best in NCAA Hockey (in a 3,086-capacity arena: at 105.2 percent-capacity).
Path to 2016 Frozen Four – 1R: Quinnipiac 4, RIT 0. 2R: Quinnipiac 4, UMass-Lowell 1.
Quinnipiac University’s 2nd Frozen Four appearance (previously: 2013).
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Photo and Image credits above -
Unattributed at tribwtic.files.wordpress.com. Quinnipiacbobcats.com. Quinnipiac University men’s hockey uniforms illustrations, by Two Hearted River at File:ECAC-Uniform-Quinnipiac.png (en.wikipedia.org).




    All-time NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey Titles list (1948 to 2015), with all-time Frozen Four appearances list (including 2016), by team.

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{Sources: List of NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament champions (en.wikipedia.org); Frozen Four appearances: each team’s Wikipedia page.}
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Thanks to the contributors at NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship (en.wikipedia.org).
Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page, for some of the logos, at sportslogos.net/leagues/ [College logos].

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