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June 29, 2010 10:06 AM

Minnesota gets yet another regional

Yawn! Boring... I have to agree with Chris Dilks from WCH it's the same old regional sites yet again. Wouldn't you know it, entitlement hockey gets to host another regional. Last season the Gophers hosted the West Region at the Xcel Energy Center and with the Gophers falling on their nose and missing the west regional the games were played in a half empty arena. You have to wonder if Minnesota will finally be able qualify for the NCAA playoffs and get to play in the regional they are hosting?
The NCAA has named the 2012 NCAA tournament Regional locations.

Two of the sites will be repeats from the 2011 locations -- The Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn., and the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis.

Minnesota will host the West Regional, with the games being played at Mariucci Arena; and the Northeast Regional went to Holy Cross, with the games set for the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. [College Hockey News]
Why even bother having applications for the regional tourney anymore if you're just going to award/reward the regional sites to the same arena/teams/towns every year? Seriously!

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