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UMass’ Mitchell Chaffee moves in on Harvard goalie Michael Lackey during the NCAA Division I Hockey Northeast Regional at SNHU Arena in Manchester last month. The University of New Hampshire and SNHU Arena will host the 2021 Northeast Regional, it was announced Friday.

The University of New Hampshire was selected as the host school for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regional Championship at the SNHU Arena on Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, 2021.

“UNH is delighted to have once again been selected as an NCAA Hockey Regional host,” said director of athletics Marty Scarano in a news release on Friday. “It is an affirmation that the hard work behind the scenes in taking on such an endeavor is appreciated by the hockey community. Hosting the NCAA regional is important for our hockey program’s national reputation and further reinforces UNH as a leader in collegiate hockey.”

The 2021 regional represents the ninth time UNH will host an NCAA hockey regional in Manchester. Previous seasons were 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

The NCAA regionals, as announced on Friday, are now set for the next two seasons.

In 2020, the regionals will be held in Albany, N.Y., Worcester, Mass., Allentown, Pa., and Loveland, Colo. The 2021 regionals are set for Manchester, Bridgeport, Conn., Fargo, N.D., and Loveland again. Future Frozen Fours are set for Detroit in 2020, Pittsburgh in 2021 and Boston in 2022.