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Friday, March 23, 2012
NCAA hockey tourney starts Friday

By ESPNBoston.com

The NCAA hockey tournament begins Friday night and UMass-Lowell is the lone local school in action, taking on Miami in Bridgeport, Conn. (ESPNU/ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. ET). You can watch the game online on ESPN (click here).

Boston College, BU and Maine all get started tomorrow with BC and Maine playing in Worcester in the Northeast Regional and BU playing in St. Paul, Minn. in the West Regional. Here's the schedule:

Saturday
-- BC-Air Force, 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU/ESPN3) -- Watch on ESPN3

-- Maine-Minnesota Duluth, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3) -- Watch on ESPN3

-- BU-Minnesota, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN3) -- Watch on ESPN3

-- East Regional finals (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU/ESPN3): Union/Michigan State winner vs. Miami/UMass-Lowell winner

Sunday
-- Northeast Regional finals: Boston College/Air Force winner vs. Minnesota-Duluth/Maine winner (ESPNU/ESPN3, 8 p.m.)

-- West Regional finals: Minnesota/Boston U. winner vs. Western Michigan/North Dakota winner (ESPNU/ESPN3, 5:30 p.m.)