The UMD Bulldogs have officially earned the chance to play for their third consecutive national championship. The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament brackets were announced Sunday and the Bulldogs earned the three seed in the Fargo Regional.

Due to COVID-19, the tournament was cancelled in 2020 so the Bulldogs are still the reigning back-to-back national champions in NCAA Division I Men's Hockey. The Bulldogs won the title after both the 2017- 2018 and 2018-2019 seasons. This is their seventh straight tournament invite and the 14th overall for the program.

The Bulldogs (14-10-2) will look to get hot again as they begin the tournament against the Michigan Wolverines (14-9-1), who are the second seed in the Fargo Regional. The game is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26 from Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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If they advance past Michigan, they'll play either number one seed North Dakota or American International College, should they pull off a major upset over the Fighting Hawks.



Should the Bulldogs advance to the 2021 NCAA Frozen Four, they would finish their quest for a third consecutive national championship in PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The NCAA Frozen Four begins on Thursday, April 8.

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