After earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with three wins in three days in the WCHA Final Five, the No. 14 Wisconsin men’s hockey team (13-8-7 WCHA, 22-12-7 overall) has learned that they will take on No. 5 UMass-Lowell in Manchester, N.H., next weekend.
The Badgers are the fourth seed in the Northeast regional, while the River Hawks (16-9-2 Hockey East, 26-10-2) earned the No. 1 seed.
Wisconsin has won six games in a row and eight of their last nine following a Feb. 25 loss to Penn State that seemingly ended their NCAA postseason dreams.
Lowell also earned an automatic bid by winning the Hockey East title after defeating Boston University 1-0 Saturday.
The Badgers and River Hawks will face off at 4:30 EST Friday afternoon.