staff, March 13, 2016

The Big Ten announced on Saturday the bracket for the 2016 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, with Big Ten Champion Minnesota collecting the top seed after earning its third consecutive Big Ten title.

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The Gophers clinched the outright conference crown and the No. 1 seed with a 4-1 win against Wisconsin on Saturday night.

Minnesota led the conference with 42 points and a conference record of 14-6-0-0. Michigan enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, earning a first-round bye along with Minnesota. The Wolverines finished the conference season with 41 points and a 12-5-3-2 record.

The 2016 Big Ten Tournament will be played Thursday through Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. All five games will air live on BTN/BTN2Go.