2020 NCAA DI Men's Ice Hockey Midwest Regional
- Saturday | Mar. 28, 2020 TBA
- Sunday | Mar. 29, 2020 TBA
The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected PPL Center and Penn State University to host the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional for the third straight year on the weekend of March 28-29, 2020. PPL Center became the first arena in the state to host an NCAA Hockey Regional in March of 2018.
“We are thrilled to partner with Penn State Athletics to host the NCAA DI Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional tournament for the third year in a row,” said Gunnar Fox, Vice President & General Manager of PPL Center. “The Lehigh Valley community continues to solidify its reputation as a hockey market and its fans have shown their support through the 2018 and 2019 Regionals hosted at PPL Center. To host an event of this caliber alongside Penn State is an absolute honor and we look forward to another exciting tournament in 2020.”
“Penn State and the PPL Center have worked diligently to provide the best post-season tournament environment possible the past two seasons in Allentown,” commented Assistant AD Michael Cross, who oversees the men’s hockey program. “We appreciate the NCAA awarding us the opportunity to once again host a regional in the Commonwealth in 2020 and look forward to doing everything we can to showcase four of college hockey’s best teams on their journey to the Frozen Four.”
The Midwest Regional will yet again shine the national spotlight onto PPL Center and the Lehigh Valley. For the 2018 and 2019 tournaments, many Lehigh Valley businesses joined efforts with PPL Center in welcoming NCAA staff, teams, and fans to the area through their exceptional hospitality. “Everything for the past two years has been phenomenal; we have really enjoyed hosting these guests,” said Paul Sharp, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Renaissance Allentown Hotel, where many of the participating teams and traveling fans stayed for the weekend. “PPL Center and NCAA are always great partners to work with and we look forward to continuing that.”