ST. PAUL, Minn. - The NCAA Division I Men's Hockey West Regional is returning to the State of Hockey.

NCAA officials announced that theUniversity of Minnesota will once again team up with Xcel Energy Center to bring the 2014 West Regional to St. Paul on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30.

It will be the fifth time in the last six years that the Twin Cities will play host to college hockey event.

Mariucci Arena hosted the 2009 West Regional, with Xcel Energy Center hosting the event in 2010 and 2012. Xcel Energy Center also the hosted the 2011 Men's Frozen Four.

All-session packages for the two-day event are expected to go on sale in the fall of 2013.

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