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