‘Experts’ had #1 seed Denver pegged for the West Region in Fargo to face North Dakota on, essentially, home ice. The selection committee took mercy on the Pioneers (this time) and sent them to Cincinnati. They still may face a dangerous Union team in the second round but this will at least be neutral ice for Denver.
The West Region will still be loaded with North Dakota, Duluth, Ohio State and Boston University.
Nick Tremaroli is returning from the Frozen Faceoff and will provide his take later this afternoon.
Denver starts their quest for #8 national championship against Michigan Tech.