UMass Amherst Minutemen Hockey advance to NCAA Frozen Four

The Minutemen hockey team advanced to the first Frozen Four in program history with a 4-0 shutout over No. 3 seed Notre Dame in the Northeast Regional Championship on March 30 at SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Minutemen, who now hold a program record in wins at 30-9-0, will face West Regional Champion Denver in the national semifinals at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and numerous watch parties are being scheduled on campus, across the Commonwealth and around the country to watch Massachusetts hockey play for a chance at its first national championship.

For those looking to make the trip to Western N.Y., tickets for the Frozen Four are on sale now via the KeyBank Center by calling 1-888-223-6000.

Additionally, discounted tickets are available for UMass undergraduate students.  The $50 student tickets for the semifinal game are only available for purchase at the Mullins Center box office until noon on Friday, April 5.

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There will be an official pre-game gathering for those attending the semifinal game starting at 5:30 p.m. at 716 Food & Sport, located one block from the arena at 7 Scott Street.

For those unable to make it to Buffalo, the UMass Alumni Association is organizing watch parties in Amherst, Springfield, Boston, Worcester, and across the nation.

For those on campus looking to gather with fellow UMass hockey fans, UMass Dining will host special Frozen Four watch parties during late night hours at Berkshire and Worcester Dining Commons.  Follow UMass Dining on Twitter at @UMassDining for updates.