The third-ranked Wisconsin men's hockey team (25-10-4) earned a No. 1 seed for the 2010 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and will open with Vermont in the NCAA West Regional. The Badgers face the Catamounts (17-14-7) on Friday at 8 p.m. CT at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
The winner of the Wisconsin-Vermont game will take on the winner of second-seeded St. Cloud State (23-13-5) and third-seeded Northern Michigan (20-12-8). The Huskies and Wildcats meet Friday at 4:30 p.m. CT.
The winners meet on Saturday at 8 p.m. CT.
The regional champion will advance to the 2010 NCAA Men's Frozen Four set for Ford Field in Detroit on April 8 and 10.
Both Wisconsin games will air live on ESPNU and ESPNU HD.