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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 11/12 Harvard men's ice hockey team will make its 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, as the Crimson will travel to Manchester, New Hampshire as the No. 4 seed in the Northeast Regional to take on No. 1 seed Massachusetts, the NCAA announced Sunday (March 24).
Harvard will head to SNHU Arena to take on the Minutemen on Friday, March 29. The game will air live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. The second game of the Northeast Regional will feature second seed Clarkson and third seed Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. The winners of those contests will play on Saturday (March 30) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
Harvard will appear in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons and for the sixth time under the leadership of Ted Donato. Harvard leads the all-time series against UMass, 6-1-1, with the two teams last meeting in Amherst on Dec. 2, 2011, a 4-4 (OT) tie.
This will mark Harvard's first time playing an NCAA Tournament game in Manchester, and the Crimson's first NCAA appearance since its run to the 2017 Frozen Four, two seasons ago.
Harvard enters the NCAA Tournament with a 19-10-3 overall record, reaching the ECAC Hockey Tournament semifinals for the fifth straight season. The Crimson is led by the NCAA's leading (per game) scorer, junior defenseman Adam Fox (10 goals, 38 assists), a Hobey Baker Award Top 10 finalist and the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year.