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NCAA hockey regional coming back next two years

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 13:03:22-04

CINCINNATI – US Bank Arena and Miami University have been chosen to host the NCAA Division I Men's Midwest Hockey Regional in 2017 for the third time in four years.

The NCAA already picked US Bank to hold the 2016 event. Both are scheduled for March 25-26.

The arena hosted the regional in 2014 and held the Frozen Four in 1996.

"This selection only reinforces that Cincinnati is a growing hockey market," said arena GM Kristin Ropp.

Arena owners recently announced plans for a sweeping upgrade to the 40-year-old building on the riverfront. No timetable has been given.

The Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League also play at US Bank.

Ticket information for the 2016 regional will be announced soon.