** Information provided by Sioux Falls Stampede

Sioux Falls, SD--The Sioux Falls Stampede will once again be well represented during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. The Herd have 11 former players skating in the tourney with a chance to bring home a national title. In addition, former head coaches Bob Motzko (1999-2001) and Mark Kaufman (2003-05). Motzko is the head coach of the St. Cloud State Huskies, winners of the NCHC, while Kaufman is an assistant at Ferris State, winners of the WCHA.

Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State, North Dakota and Providence are the #1 seeds of their respective regions. The tournament begins on Friday at four different regional sites: Albany, New York., Worcester, Massachusetts, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Below is a list of schools in the tournament and the former Stampede players on their roster. The years they played in Sioux Falls is in parentheses.

  • Denver (2): Logan O’Connor (2014-15), Matt VanVoorhis (2011-13)
  • Ferris State (1): Kyle Schempp (2012-13)
  • Michigan (3): Tony Calderone (2012-2014), Cooper Mardoy (2014-15), Justin Selman (2011-12)
  • Minnesota-Duluth (1): Austyn Young (2010-12)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (1): Todd Skirving (2011-13)
  • St. Cloud State (2): Mikey Eyissmont (2014-15), Charlie Lindgren (2011-13)
  • Yale (1): JM Piotrowski (2014-15)

Here is a look at all the games, times and TV schedule:

Midwest Regional (Cincinnati)

  • North Dakota vs. Northeastern, 2 p.m. EDT Friday, ESPNU
  • Michigan vs. Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m. EDT Friday, ESPNU
  • Regional championship game: 6 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPN2

East Regional (Albany, N.Y.)

  • Quinnipiac vs. Rochester Institute of Technology, 4 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPNU
  • UMass-Lowell vs. Yale, 7:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPN3
  • Regional championship game: 7:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, ESPNU

Northeast Regional (Worcester, Mass)

  • Providence vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 4:30 p.m. EDT Friday, ESPN3
  • Boston College vs. Harvard, 8 p.m. EDT Friday, ESPNU
  • Regional championship game: 9 p.m. EDT Saturday, ESPNU

West Regional (St. Paul, Minn.)

  • St. Cloud State vs. Ferris State, 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, ESPNews
  • Denver vs. Boston University, 5:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, ESPNU
  • Regional championship game: 4 p.m. CDT Sunday, ESPNU

Frozen Four

  • East Regional champion vs. Northeast Regional champion, 5 or 8:30 p.m. EDT, April 7, ESPN2
  • West Regional champion vs. Midwest Regional champion, 5 or 8:30 p.m. EDT, April 7, ESPN2
  • Championship game, April 9th, 8 p.m., ESPN

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