Despite its 5-3 loss to BC in Saturday night's Hockey East championship, Merrimack's dream season continues next weekend as it faces Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.
The Warriors (25-9-4) will face the Irish in Manchester, N.H. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Northeast Regional, as the parings were announced today.
Defending champion BC, meanwhile, draws Colorado College at 9 p.m. Friday in the West Regional in St. Louis.
The University of New Hampshire could face Merrimack in the Northeast final should it defeat Miami of Ohio at 4 p.m. Saturday in Manchester.
Yale -- the fourth New England school -- plays Air Force at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Bridgeport, Conn.
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