The NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Committee announced gave tournament bids to UW-Stout , UW-Superior and St. Scholastica for the upcoming 2009 Tournament. All three teams will open play in the quarterfinal round on Saturday, March 14.
Superior (23-3-3) squares off against Gustavus Adolphus (17-10), while Stout
(22-5-2) takes on St. Scholastica (20-6-2).
The winners of these quarterfinal games will meet on Friday, March 20 in the semifinals at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, New York. The Championship game is Saturday, March 21.
UW-Superior faced Gustavus on January 9th, winning 5-4 in overtime in St. Peter, Minnesota. St. Scholastica and UW-Stout have met three times previously this season, with both teams going 1-1-1.
Defending NCAA Champion St. Norbert College failed to make the NCAA field this season, the first time they've missed the NCAA Tournament since 2001.