Saturday’s America East semifinal matchup between UVM and Hartford will be Vermont’s 19th semifinal appearance in the last 20 years.
The Catamounts are the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament this season, Hartford is the No. 4 seed.
UVM was supposed to face Hartford in the America East Championship in 2020, that game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting. By rule, the Catamounts were awarded conference champs as the highest remaining seed in the tournament.
The Catamounts and Hartford Hawks have a chance to face off at Patrick Gym, just a year later and with a trip to the conference title game on the line. UVM will try to clinch its sixth straight America East Championship appearance.
Opening tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 at Patrick Gym in Burlington.
Under head coach John Becker, the Catamounts hold a 17-2 record against the Hawks.