photo courtesy of Utica College

Utica College and the Utica Memorial Auditorium have been selected as one of three finalists to host the NCAA Division III Men's Hockey National Championships from 2015 to 2018.

The other sites in the running are the Herb Brooks Ice Arena in Lake Placid and Riddler Arena in Minneapolis.

The finalists were selected by the NCAA hockey committee.

The winner will be announced on December 11th.

UC plays its home opener on Saturday.

The Aud recently underwent several renovations including new state of the art video boards and a new sound system.