2021 NCAA Hockey Tournament Bracket
Madness on ice.
Here we go with the 2021 NCAA Hockey Tournament bracket; the other March Madness.
Sixteen teams have qualified for the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Like in basketball last season, the postseason was scrubbed, so we will never know which team was the best. We can only live in the here and now, and one of those 16 will be crowned.
The tournament begins on Friday, March 26 and ends with the national championship game on Saturday, April 10 in Pittsburgh. Your defending national champions are Minnesota-Duluth, who defeated UMass in the 2019 title game. Both teams are back in the field in 2021.
Official 2021 NCAA Hockey Tournament Bracket
The 2021 NCAA Hockey Tournament Field By Conference
Automatic Bids to the Tournament
|Atlantic Hockey||American International Yellow Jackets|
|Big Ten||Minnesota Golden Gophers|
|Hockey East||Massachusetts Minutemen|
|NCHC||North Dakota Fighting Hawks|
|WCHA||Lake Superior State Lakers|
Note: St. Lawrence were the original automatic qualifier for the ECAC, but withdrew due to COVID protocols.
Most Recent Prior NCAA Hockey Tournament Bid By Team
|Team||Last App.||D-I Titles|
|Lake Superior State||1996||3|
|St. Cloud State||2019||0|