ST. PAUL, MN - APRIL 09: The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs celebrate the win after the championship game of the 2011 NCAA Men's Frozen Four on April 9, 2011 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Michigan Wolverines 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The four regional hosts for the 2013 NCAA Hockey Tournament has been announced. No team in Colorado will host a regional.
The Frozen Four of the 2013 NCAA Hockey Tournament had been awarded to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., back in 2010. Robert Morris University is the host team. Now, a year later, the regional sites for the tournament have been announced.
The East regional in Providence, R.I., is hosted by Brown; New Hampshire will host the Northeast regional in Manchester, N.H.; Bowling Green will host the Midwest regional in Toledo, Ohio; and the West regional is in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the Michigan Wolverines. The games will take place March 29-31.
In 2008, the Pepsi Center was the site of the Frozen Four, which Boston College won. The Denver Pioneers were the host team. In 2007, Denver was the West regional host Colorado College's World Arena hosted the West regional in 2004.
For the 2012 tournament, teams will travel to Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Massachusetts before the Frozen Four takes place in Tampa, Florida. The tournament begins on March 23 and runs through April 7.