Notre Dame Hockey selected for NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament

Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 8:35 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Notre Dame Hockey was selected for the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, the committee announced Sunday night.

The Irish are the No. 4 seed in the Albany region. Notre Dame will play No. 1 Boston College on Sat, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.

This is Notre Dame’s fifth straight appearance in the tournament.

Jeff Jackson’s team is 14-13-2 this season.

Committee chair Mike Kemp says that Notre Dame made the tournament after Saint Lawrence had to withdraw from the tournament due to COVID-19 issues as the committee was debating between Notre Dame and Omaha.

“You know, I think that we were all surprised,” head coach Jeff Jackson said. “I texted the guys as soon as I found out. I’m sure they were watching on TV. I wish we could’ve been together knowing that if we got in. I think that we were fortunate to get in on St. Lawrence’s misfortune by the sounds of it. But I knew we were on the cusp. I knew we were close but I couldn’t predict anything with some of the upsets in the conference tournaments”

The Irish have won their first game in the tournament in their last three appearances.

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