2005 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament
|2005 NCAA National Collegiate Women's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2005 Frozen Four logo
|Finals Site||Whittemore Center
Durham, New Hampshire
|Champions||Minnesota (2nd title, 2nd title game,
4th Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up||Harvard (3rd title game,
4th Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists||Dartmouth (4th Frozen Four)
St. Lawrence (3rd Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Laura Halldorson (2nd title)|
|MOP||Natalie Darwitz (Minnesota)|
|NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 2005 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament involved eight schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 18, 2005, and ended with the championship game on March 27.
The 2005 tournament was the first to feature eight teams. The highest four seeds were invited to host first round competition for the right to advance to the Frozen Four. The expanded field also allowed for the creation of auto-bids for each of the four conferences in Division I women's hockey at the time.
The 2005 tournament was also the last to feature a consolation game. From 2006 forward, both teams losing semi-final games were awarded third place.
The at-large bids, along with the seeding for each team in the tournament, were announced on Sunday, March 13.
|St. Lawrence||ECAC||26–7–5||At-large Bid|
|Providence||Hockey East||21–10–5||Tournament Champion|
March 18–March 20
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
Note: The team in italics is the home team in the first round.
- G: Ali Boe, Harvard
- D: Lyndsay Wall, Minnesota
- D: Caitlin Cahow, Harvard
- F: Sarah Vaillancourt, Harvard
- F: Krissy Wendell, Minnesota
- F: Natalie Darwitz, Minnesota*
* Most Outstanding Player(s)
- "Division I Women's Ice Hockey Championship History". NCAA. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship Tournament Records". NCAA. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 2009-03-26.