Nation’s Top 4 Division III Men’s Hockey Teams Set to Battle

Posted on Mar 24 2017 - 1:04pm by Jeff Pexton

Courtesy of Utica College Sports Information Dept.

UTICA, NY – The final four teams are now set for the 2017 NCAA Division IIII Men’s Hockey National Championship at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, NY next Friday and Saturday. Trinity College (Connecticut) will take on St. Norbert College (Wisconsin) and Norwich University (Vermont) will take on Adrian College (Michigan) in the semifinals on Friday. The national champion will be crowned on the ice at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Saturday night. The championship game begins at 7 p.m, on Saturday.

Tickets for the championship are currently on sale at empirestatetix.com or at the box office at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Adult tickets will be $25 for a single session and $40 for all-session. Students with ID, children, and seniors can purchase single session tickets for $20 and the all-session ticket for $30.  One ticket will get the ticket holder into both national semifinal games on Friday, March 24.

This marks the first time in over 50 years that the Utica Memorial Auditorium will host an NCAA Championship final.  It also marks the first time in school-history that an NCAA Division III Championship final will be hosted by Utica College.  The Utica Memorial Auditorium was selected back in 2013 by the NCAA Division III men’s hockey committee, made up of coaches and administrators from NCAA member schools and conferences, and was ultimately approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinet. As a longstanding establishment for generations of hockey and a staple in local hockey history, the Utica Memorial Auditorium will provide the ultimate experience for competing student-athletes.