WORCESTER, Mass. - The field of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Northeast Regional at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., hosted by the College of the Holy Cross on Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, has been announced. In the first game on Saturday, the No. 1 seed and Hockey East Tournament champion Boston College (25-10-3) will meet the No. 4 seed Alaska (18-11-9) at 1:30 p.m., while the No. 2 seed and WCHA Tournament champion North Dakota (25-12-5) will take on No. 3 seed and ECACHL regular season champion Yale (20-9-3) at 5:00 p.m. The winners will advance to the regional championship game on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
All session ticket packages, which allow fans admission to all three games on both days, are available now for $85.00 each. Tickets priced at $47.50 for individual days (Saturday or Sunday) will be available on Monday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the DCU Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
Since the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Regional format was instituted in 1992, the DCU Center in Worcester has hosted the tournament 10 times – more than any other city. This year marks the 11th time that the City of Worcester has hosted a Regional.
Eight of the 10 teams to win the Regional in Worcester have gone on to play in the National Championship game. Four of those teams won the National Championship.
1993 – Maine (National Champion)
1995 – Boston University (National Champion)
1997 - Colorado College (lost in semifinals)
1999 – New Hampshire (lost in championship game)
2001 – Boston College (National Champion)
2002 – New Hampshire (lost in semifinals)
2003 – New Hampshire (lost in championship game)
2005 – North Dakota (lost in championship game)
2006 – Boston College (lost in championship game)
2008 – Boston College (National Champion)
Since 1993, 179,469 fans have attended NCAA hockey in Worcester.
Of the top 5 East/Northeast Regional attendance records, Worcester holds the #1 position (12,517 fans-1999); #3 position (12,045 fans-1993); #4 position (11,976 fans-2001) and #5 position (11,888 fans-2002).