Updated with game time.
INDIANAPOLIS – Inaugural Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men's Ice Hockey Tournament Champion, No. 7/9 Endicott, will travel to No. 6/7 Hobart on Saturday, March 11 for the First Round of the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship at 7 p.m. The bracket was announced Monday morning during the NCAA.com Selection Show
The Gulls, which are in just their second year as a varsity program, are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance. They gained entry into this year's tournament field by earning the conference's first-ever automatic qualifier. The CCC Regular-Season Champions earned the top seed in the inaugural CCC Men's Ice Hockey Championship Tournament after going 14-3-1 in the CCC (23-3-2 Overall). They defeated No. 8 seed Western New England and No. 6 seed Johnson and Wales to advance to the CCC title game. They captured the league's first-ever championship crown in a thrilling, back-and-forth game with No. 5 seed University of New England on Saturday (March 4).
Hobart, the ECAC West Champions, earned its spot in the tournament as an at-large selection because their conference does not have an automatic qualifier. The Statesmen finished the regular season with a 20-4-4 (9-4-1 ECAC West) record.
The winner of the Endicott-Hobart game will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals to play the winner of No. 11/11 Trinity and No. 13/13 Plattsburgh State at a campus site.
The four quarterfinal winners will advance to Utica, New York, at the Utica Memorial Auditorium for the semifinal and championship games, which will be conducted March 24-25. Utica College will host the championship.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the NCAA.
NCAA Tournament First Round
Saturday, March 11 (at Hobart College)
Endicott at Hobart, 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and three associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference currently administers championships in 16 intercollegiate sports with that number set to increase next year with the addition of football.