It's March Madness and the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Championship Bracket has been announced.
16 teams will compete to get to the Frozen Four. The regional tournament rounds begin on March 26th and will conclude on March 28th. The Frozen Four semifinals are on April 8th and the championship will be awarded on April 10th in Pittsburgh, PA.
There are 24 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders alumni participating in the tournament on 14 different teams. Here's a look at all the players:
|Player||School||Year @ School||Year(s) with CR|
|Justin Cole||American International||Redshirt Junior||2015-2017|
|Brendan Harris||Bemidji State||Senior||2014-2015|
|Kyle Looft||Bemidji State||Sophomore||2017-2018|
|Nicholas Cardelli||Bemidji State||Junior||2017-2018|
|Tyler Jubenvill||Bemidji State||Junior||2017-2018|
|Will Zmolek||Bemidji State||Sophomore||2017-2019|
|Marc McLaughlin||Boston College||Junior||2016-2018|
|Harrison Roy||Boston College||Freshman||2017-2019|
|Spencer DenBeste||Lake Superior State||Freshman||2017-2018|
|Nathan Smith||Minnesota State||Sophomore||2017-2019|
|Riese Zmolek||Minnesota State||Senior||2015-2017|
|Harrison Feeney||North Dakota||Sophomore||2016-2017|
|Graham Slaggert||Notre Dame||Junior||2017-2018|
|Grant Sillianoff||Notre Dame||Freshman||2018-2020|
|Joey Molenaar||St Cloud State||Freshman||2019-2020|
|Trevor Zins||St Cloud State||Sophomore||2015-2017|
Travis Winter, former RoughRiders assistant coach (2009-2013), is now an assistant coach at Bemidji State. Best of luck to all former RoughRiders!!
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