Lakers to host first-round NCAA tournament game Saturday

After earning the SUNYAC title and an automatic NCAA tournament bid with a resounding 6-3 win over Plattsburgh last weekend, the Oswego men’s hockey team will return to the Campus Center arena to host Bowdoin in a national playoff quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The winner of the Oswego-Bowdoin contest will travel to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four championships, March 19 and 20 in Lake Placid. The Lakers bring a 25-2 record into the tilt with the Polar Bears, who sport a 19-6-1 record as at-large qualifiers for the big dance.

Tickets for Saturday’s contest go on sale Monday at the Campus Center box office for SUNY Oswego students and for season-ticket holders. Starting Wednesday, members of the general public can begin purchasing tickets to the quarterfinal. Hours for the box office are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week, and tickets can be purchased at the office or by calling (315) 312-3073. Tickets cost $3 for SUNY Oswego students, $8 for the general public.

Those unable to attend can view a live Webcast at, while campus TV station WTOP will be provide a live broadcast on Campus Channel 10 and Local Cable Access Channel 96. WNYO (88.9 FM) will provide a live radio broadcast at Fans can also view live stats at

The Lakers return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since winning the national championship in 2007 by defeating St. Norbert and Middlebury in two thrilling 4-3 overtime contests in the Frozen Four.

The full bracket is available as a pdf on the NCAA Web site.

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(Posted: Mar 07, 2010)

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