For the second time in three seasons, the Northeastern men’s hockey team is headed to the NCAA tournament.
The No. 3 seed Huskies (23-9-5) will face No. 2 seed Michigan (20-14-3) on Saturday afternoon in the first round, and the team won’t have to travel far. The Huskies are seeded in the Northeast Regional, held in Worcester, Massachusetts. The game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and air on ESPNews.
The team gathered in the Varsity Club at Matthews Arena on Sunday to watch the NCAA Selection Show, and the players roared with excitement when Northeastern’s region and opponent were announced. Here are some reactions from some of the team members:
Tickets are available via tickets.GoNU.com, and Northeastern students can also sign up for a bus ride to Worcester by visiting GoNU.com/NCAAbus. The bus ride is free of charge, but students must purchase a ticket to the game. The bus will depart from Chicken Lou’s two hours before puck drop on Saturday and return immediately following the Northeastern game.
The university is also planning a send-off Thursday when the team leaves campus for the tournament.