The 2013 Frozen Four kicks off on Thursday evening in Pittsburgh, with Quinnipiac, UMass-Lowell, St. Cloud State and Yale battling for college hockey supremacy at Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here's a full schedule of the events, from practice day Wednesday to the championship game on Saturday evening.
Wednesday, April 10
* Yale Bulldogs: Practice from 11 a.m. ET to 12 p.m.; News conference from 12:35 to 1:05 p.m.
* UMass-Lowell River Hawks: Practice 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.; News conference 1:50 to 2:20 p.m.
* St. Cloud State Huskies: Practice 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; News conference 3:05 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
* Quinnipiac Bobcats: Practice 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; News conference 4:20 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
All practice sessions take place at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and are open to the public. News conferences are not open to the public.
Thursday, April 11
* Frozen Fest: Games, merchandise sales, live entertainment provided by the NCAA. Everything is free (aside from, of course, the merchandise). Takes place outside Consol Energy Center from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Game 1: Yale Bulldogs vs. UMass-Lowell River Hawks
4:30 p.m. | TV: ESPN2 | Radio: Dial Global (check locally)
Game 2: St. Cloud State Huskies vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats
8 p.m. | TV: ESPN2 | Radio: Dial Global (check locally)
Friday, April 12
* News conferences: Game 1 winner takes podium from 12 p.m. to 12:30; Game 2 winner takes podium from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Practices (open to public): Game 1 winner on ice from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Game 2 winner from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
* Autograph signing on Consol Energy Center concourse from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. National finalists and Hobey Hat Trick finalists Eric Hartzell (Quinnipiac), Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College) and Drew LeBlanc (St. Cloud State) will all participate.
* The Hockey Humanitarian Award will be handed out at 5:30 p.m.
* The ACHA Division 1 All-American Team will be unveiled at 5:45 p.m.
* The Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced at 6 p.m.
* Open skating sessions will be held between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the Consol Energy Center ice. Sessions are 30 minutes long and free to the general public.
Saturday, April 13
* Frozen Fest again takes place outside Consol Energy Center from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
2013 National Championship Game
7 p.m. | TV: ESPN | Radio: Dial Global (check locally)