Notre Dame will no longer be playing this weekend.

Per the Times Union Center Press Release:

“The NCAA and the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee regret that, because of COVID-19
protocols, Notre Dame’s student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to play in a
tournament in which they earned the right to participate. The Notre Dame-Boston College
game scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, will
now be considered a no-contest, and therefore, Boston College will advance to the next round
of the tournament. This decision was made in consultation with the Albany County Public
Health Department and the NCAA Medical Advisory Group. Because of privacy issues, we
cannot provide further details.”

The 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Regional tournament is this weekend at the Times Union Center. The seeding for the Albany Region are 1) Boston College, 2) St. Cloud State, 3) Boston University and 4) Notre Dame. Not only will the eyes of college Hockey fans all over the country be on the Capital Region this weekend it's also the first event at the Times Union Center with fans in attendance in over a year. Here's all the scheduling and information you'll need to follow along or even attend the road to the Frozen Four Saturday and Sunday.

The COVID-19 protocols set forth by New York State are in effect so you'd need to get a negative COVID-19 test or have proof of vaccination to attend but there are still TICKETS AVAILABLE. The puck drops Saturday at 1 pm and 6:30 pm with the winners of the two games playing Sunday at 5:30 pm to see who will advance to the Frozen Four April 8th thru the 10th at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Full Schedule with broadcast options:

No. 1 Boston College (17-5-1) vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (14-13-2)
Saturday, March 27 |1 p.m. ET | ESPNews/WatchESPN

No. 2 St. Cloud State (17-10-0) vs. No. 3 Boston U. (10-4-1)
Saturday, March 27 | 6:30 p.m. ET | ESPNews/WatchESPN

Albany Regional Championship
Sunday, March 28 | 5:30 p.m. ET | ESPN2/WatchESPN

Odds to win the championship via SportsBetting.ag.
(Teams playing this weekend in Albany in BOLD)

NCAA Ice Hockey Championship

North Dakota +250

Wisconsin +300

Boston College +500

Minnesota +500

Minnesota State +900

Massachusetts +1000

Michigan +1200

St. Cloud State +1200

Boston University +2500

Minnesota Duluth +2500

Quinnipiac +2500

American International +6600

Bemidji State +6600

Lake Superior +6600

Nebraska Omaha +6600

Notre Dame +6600

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