But first the selection show will announce the 16-team field Sunday.
The selection process is divided into two parts. The first one gives six conference champions automatic bids to the tournament, while the second phase is selecting the remaining best 10 teams on an at-large basis.
Four teams are seeded No. 1 as the top overall seed for each regional site. Those teams were announced one hour prior to the selection show. They’re in alphabetical order: Cornell, Notre Dame, Ohio State and St. Cloud State. The Fighting Irish are the lone regular-season and tournament conference champion in the group.
A four-team single-elimination regional will determine the regional final matchup. The four regional winners will advance to the Frozen Four on April 5 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The semifinal winners will play for the national championship.
List of Hawks prospects in the NCAA:
Evan Barratt (Penn State), Big 10
Liam Coughlin (Vermont), Hockey East
Josh Ess (Wisconsin), Big 10
Parker Foo (Union), ECAC
*Dennis Gilbert (Notre Dame), Big 10
*Blake Hillman (Denver), NCHC
*Chad Krys (Boston), Hockey East
Jake Massie (Vermont), Hockey East
*Ian Mitchell (Denver), NCHC
Fredrik Olofsson (Nebraska-Omaha), NCHC
Jack Ramsey (Minnesota), Big 10
Ryan Sea (Northeastern), Hockey East
Dylan Sikura (Northeastern), Hockey East
Beau Starrett (Cornell), ECAC
*Guaranteed a spot based on conference tournament title
2018 NCAA tournament Selection Show
When: 11 a.m. Central, Sunday
App: WatchESPN app