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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: UNH hockey back in tournament, Reyes gets special induction

UNH Men’s Hockey: NCAA Selection Show 2013 (YouTube: UNHAthletics)

And we’re back!

After a long weekend filled with March Madness, it might have been easy to miss another bracket making its debut. The NCAA released its field for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship (also known as the Frozen Four) last night.

The University of New Hampshire men’s team is back in the field after earning a No. 2 seed as an at-large selection. This is the 11th time in 12 years that the Wildcats have been included in the tournament, and they’ll be playing in the Northeast Regional, which is hosted at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

∎ UNH drew a rematch of a regular season game in the first round. They play No. 3 seed Denver, who they beat 6-4 on Nov. 25.

∎ You can buy tickets for Friday’s regional doubleheader from Ticketmaster.

∎ For a rundown of all the teams in this year’s tournament check this site out.

∎ Follow the Monitor's UNH hockey beat reporter Drew Bonifant on Twitter (@dbonifant). He will be live tweeting during Friday’s game.

In other news:

∎ There’s a record number of women in the Senate (20), including Sen. Kelly Ayotte – who had quite the experience before her first vote in Congress.

∎ Gov. Hassan released a statement on the passing of former New Hampshire speaker of the House Harold Burns.

∎ A Londonderry youth coach accused of fondling two middle school girls has had his arraignment postponed to a later date.

∎ Five New Hampshire towns and cities will receive $2.5 million in Community Development Block Grants to make improvements to housing and water systems.

∎ San Diego Charger and Nashua-native Kendall Reyes will be inducted into the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Hall of Fame.

∎ Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and Shamrock Shuffle took place on Sunday.

 Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, an Earth Day celebration, will be Saturday, April 20.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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