When Do The Blackhawks' College Prospects Play This Weekend?

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When Do The Blackhawks’ College Prospects Play This Weekend?

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When the season began, the Chicago Blackhawks had 14 prospects skating in the NCAA ranks. Some of them we’ve talked about all year; others we haven’t mentioned as much. But the second weekend in March not only brings us March Madness in hoops, but it’s also conference tournament time on the ice.

So where are the 12 remaining Blackhawks prospects skating in their respective college conference tournaments this weekend? Here’s the full breakdown by conference, beginning with the five Blackhawks prospects still playing in the NCHC.

Quarterfinals — Best of 3 (March 10-12)

  • Miami (Ohio) at Denver
  • Colorado College at Western Michigan
  • North Dakota at Omaha
  • Minnesota-Duluth at St. Cloud State

Denver — F Aidan Thompson
Minnesota-Duluth — F Dominic James, D Wyatt Kaiser
St. Cloud State — G Dominic Basse

The NCHC Men’s Semifinals and Final will be at  Xcel Center, St. Paul, Minnesota on March 17-18.

Quarterfinals — Saturday, March 11

  • UMass-Lowell at UConn — 3 PM CT (NESN+)
  • Vermont at Boston University — 3:30 PM CT (NESN+)
  • Providence at Northeastern — 6 PM CT (NESN+)
  • Boston College at Merrimack — 6:30 PM CT (NESN+)

Boston University — F Ryan Greene, G Drew Commesso
Providence — Ds Taige Harding and Connor Kelley
Merrimack — D Slava Demin

The Hockey East Men’s Championship Semifinals and Final are at TD Garden in Boston on March 17-18, 2023.

Semifinals — Saturday, March 11

  • Ohio State at Michigan — 6:30 PM ET (Big Ten Network)
  • Michigan State at Minnesota — 9 PM ET (Big Ten Network)

Michigan — F Frank Nazar
Ohio State — F Jake Wise

The Big Ten Men’s Championship Final will be hosted by the higher seed on Saturday, March 18.

Note: Notre Dame (Fs Landon Slaggert, Ryder Rolston) were eliminated by Michigan State in the quarterfinals last weekend.

Quarterfinals — Best of 3 (March 10-12 )

  • Yale at Quinnipiac
  • Princeton at Harvard
  • Clarkson at Cornell
  • Colgate at St. Lawrence

Princeton — F Liam Gorman

The ECAC Men’s Semifinals and Final will be at  Lake Placid, NY on March 17-18.

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab