ADRIAN, Mich.--Adrian College director of athletics Michael Duffy announced on Wednesday game times for the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association women's and men's semifinal rounds that will be hosted by both Bulldog squads during the Feb. 24-25 weekend at Arrington Ice Arena.
On Friday, Feb. 24, the Adrian women gets the postseason under way with a match-up against the No. 3 or 4 seed starting at 7 p.m. The NCHA Slaats Cup semifinals will be two games, plus a mini-game if necessary. The NCHA Semifinal #2 between AC and an opponent-to-be-determined is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday the 25th.
The first set of NCAA Division III regional rankings used to determine both NCAA tournament bids and seedings was revealed this week, and Adrian is slotted second in the West Region. The Bulldogs, who are 21-2 overall and 16-0 in the NCHA with 32 points, have the inside track over Lake Forest College (29 points) for the Kronschnabel Trophy as the regular season champion. Those two teams meet this weekend in Illinois on Friday (8 p.m. Eastern) and Saturday (3 p.m. Eastern) to decide the top two seeds in the Slaats Cup tournament. Video | Live stats
On the men's side, the Harris Cup has changed to a single-elimination format in each round for 2016-17. Adrian has already locked up its second South Division title in a row and is vying to capture the top overall seed as the Peters Cup champion for the third consecutive season, thus receiving a bye from the quarterfinals. Adrian will play the South No. 2 or 3 seed on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.
The Bulldogs come in No. 3 in the NCAA West Region rankings that debuted this week. They are 16-5-2 overall and 15-3 in the NCHA South with 30 points, seeking to stay in front of St. Norbert College (29 points) of the overall standings. Winding down the regular season this weekend, St. Scholastica comes to town Friday (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday (3:05 p.m.). The series finale will serve as Senior Day for the Bulldogs. Get Tickets!
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In summary, here is NCHA Semifinals Weekend at Adrian College for Feb. 24-25:
Friday, Feb. 24--Women, Game 1 at Adrian, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25--Men, at Adrian, 2 p.m.; Women, Game 2 at Adrian, 7 p.m. (followed immediately by mini-game, if necessary)
If Adrian hosts both women's and men's NCHA championship games on Saturday, March 4, the women will play at 2 p.m. and the men's game will be at 7 p.m.
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