Michigan is headed to Albany as the #1 overall seed in the NCAA hockey tournament, which is a little bit of a surprise. Most people had us headed to Madison, with the spectre of possibly facing Wisconsin on home ice in the second round looming, but the committee chose to send us to upstate New York. We have the Purple Eagles of Niagara in the first round. The other pair in the regional are St. Cloud State and Clarkson. On paper, this is the easiest regional out there, but anything can happen in the tournament.