1997 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1997 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 1996–97
Teams 12
Finals Site Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Champions North Dakota (6th title, 9th title game,
12th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston University (9th title game,
20th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Colorado College (9th Frozen Four)
Michigan (18th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Dean Blais (1st title)
MOP Matt Henderson (North Dakota)
Attendance 84,728
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1996  1998 →

The 1997 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 21, 1997, and ended with the championship game on March 29. A total of 11 games were played.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and the ECAC each had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, while Hockey East had two berths.

East Regional – Worcester West Regional – Grand Rapids
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Clarkson ECAC 27–9–0 At-large bid 16th 1996 1 Michigan CCHA 34–3–4 Tournament champion 20th 1996
2 Boston University Hockey East 24–8–6 Tournament champion 23rd 1996 2 North Dakota WCHA 28–10–2 Tournament champion 13th 1990
3 Vermont ECAC 22–10–3 At-large bid 3rd 1996 3 Miami CCHA 27–11–1 At-large bid 2nd 1993
4 New Hampshire Hockey East 28–10–0 At-large bid 8th 1995 4 Minnesota WCHA 27–12–1 At-large bid 24th 1996
5 Colorado College WCHA 23–14–4 At-large bid 11th 1996 5 Michigan State CCHA 23–12–4 At-large bid 17th 1996
6 Denver WCHA 23–12–4 At-large bid 14th 1995 6 Cornell ECAC 20–8–4 Tournament champion 12th 1996

Game locations[edit]

Brackets[edit]

Regionals[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinals
March 27
National Championship
March 29
           
E5 Colorado College 2
W2 North Dakota 6
W2 North Dakota 6
E2 Boston University 4
E2 Boston University 3
W1 Michigan 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional Quarterfinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(3) Vermont vs. (6) Denver[edit]


(4) New Hampshire vs. (5) Colorado College[edit]


West Regional[edit]

(3) Miami vs. (6) Cornell[edit]


(4) Minnesota vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]


Regional Semifinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(1) Clarkson vs. (5) Colorado College[edit]


(2) Boston University vs. (6) Denver[edit]


West Regional[edit]

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Minnesota[edit]


(2) North Dakota vs. (6) Cornell[edit]


Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinal[edit]

(E5) Colorado College vs. (W2) North Dakota[edit]


(E2) Boston University vs. (W1) Michigan[edit]


National Championship[edit]

(W2) North Dakota vs. (E2) Boston University[edit]


All-Tournament Team[2][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[3]

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 4 7-3 .700 4 2 1 1
CCHA 3 1-3 .250 1 1
ECAC 3 1-3 .250 2 - - -
Hockey East 2 2-2 .500 1 1 1 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

External links[edit]