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7 Blackhawks prospects to play in 2016 NCAA Hockey Tournament

Chicago is guaranteed to have a prospect in the Frozen Four with at least one prospect on every team in the Midwest Regional.

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be represented by seven prospects in the 2016 NCAA Hockey Tournament. The 16-team field was announced Sunday and includes a Hawks prospect in every regional except the West Regional.

The Hawks are guaranteed to have a prospect play in the Frozen Four with at least one prospect on every team in the Midwest Regional. Dylan Sikura (No. 13 Northeastern) and Nick Schmaltz and Luke Johnson (No. 3 North Dakota) meeting in the first round. Tyler Motte and No. 7 Michigan are on the opposite side and draw Dennis Gilbert and No. 12 Notre Dame.

The Northeast Regional features Chris Calnan and No. 5 Boston College, while John Hayden and No. 10 draw into the East Regional.

Northeast Regional (DCU Center, Worcester, Mass., March 25-26)

No. 4 Providence vs. No. 14 Minnesota Duluth

No. 5 Boston College vs. No. 11 Harvard

East Regional (Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y., March 26-27)

No. 1 Quinnipiac vs. No. 16 RIT

No. 8 UMass Lowell vs.No. 10 Yale

Midwest Regional (US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 25-26)

No. 3 North Dakota vs. No. 13 Northeastern

No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 12 Notre Dame

West Regional (XCel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn., March 26-27)

No. 2 St. Cloud State vs. No. 15 Ferris State

No. 6 Denver vs. No. 9 Boston University

Frozen Four (Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Fla. April 7 &9)

East Regional champion vs. Northeast Regional champion

West Regional champion vs. Midwest Regional champion