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Cornell Earns At-Large Berth in 2012 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship Field

Cornell's Andy Iles
Cornell's Andy Iles

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee selected the 16 teams that will participate in the 2012 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship and Cornell was included in the group of 11 at-large selections.

Coming off a third-place showing at this weekend's ECAC Hockey Championship, the Big Red earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Regional, which will be played on March 23-24 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Cornell will play top-seeded Michigan in a first-round game at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 23. will be broadcast live on ESPNU and ESPN3.

Boston College was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, included the Wolverines, Union (N.Y.) and North Dakota. The winner of the Cornell-Michigan game will face the winner of the Ferris State-Denver game for a place in the 2012 Frozen Four, which will be played on April 5 and 7 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.