2006 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2006 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2006 Frozen Four logo
2006 Frozen Four logo
Season 2005–06
Teams 16
Finals Site Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Champions Wisconsin (6th title, 8th title game,
10th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston College (7th title game,
19th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists North Dakota (16th Frozen Four)
Maine (10th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Mike Eaves (1st title)
MOP Robbie Earl (Wisconsin)
Attendance 117,613
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 24, 2006, and ended with the championship game on April 8. A total of 15 games were played.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, coached by Mike Eaves, won their sixth national title with a 2-1 victory in the final game over Boston College, coached by Jerry York. The Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey team won the 2006 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Tournament marking the first time the same school won both the Division I men's and women's championship in the same year.

Robbie Earl, forward for Wisconsin, was named the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament was announced on March 19, 2006.[2] Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Hockey East and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) each had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, ECAC Hockey had two teams receive a berth in the tournament, while Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America (CHA) both received a single bid for their tournament champions.

Midwest Regional – Green Bay West Regional – Grand Forks
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Wisconsin (1) WCHA 26–10–3 At-large bid 1 Minnesota (2) WCHA 27–8–5 At-large bid
2 Cornell ECAC Hockey 21–8–4 At-large bid 2 North Dakota WCHA 27–15–1 Tournament champion
3 Colorado College WCHA 24–15–2 At-large bid 3 Michigan CCHA 21–14–5 At-large bid
4 Bemidji State CHA 20–13–3 Tournament champion 4 Holy Cross Atlantic Hockey 26–9–2 Tournament champion
Northeast Regional – Worcester East Regional – Albany
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Boston University (3) Hockey East 25–9–4 Tournament champion 1 Michigan State (4) CCHA 24–11–8 Tournament champion
2 Miami CCHA 26–8–4 At-large bid 2 Harvard ECAC Hockey 21–11–2 Tournament champion
3 Boston College Hockey East 23–12–3 At-large bid 3 Maine Hockey East 26–11–2 At-large bid
4 Nebraska-Omaha CCHA 20–14–6 At-large bid 4 New Hampshire Hockey East 20–12–7 At-large bid

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Game locations[edit]

Regional Sites[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

Brackets[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinals
April 6
National Championship
April 8
           
E3 Maine 2
MW1 Wisconsin 5
MW1 Wisconsin 2
NE3 Boston College 1
W2 North Dakota 5
NE3 Boston College 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

East Regional[3][edit]

Regional Semifinals[edit]

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) New Hampshire[edit]


(2) Harvard vs. (3) Maine[edit]


Regional Finals[edit]

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Maine[edit]


Midwest Regional[edit]

Regional Semifinals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (4) Bemidji State[edit]


(2) Cornell vs. (3) Colorado College[edit]


Regional Finals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (2) Cornell[edit]


Northeast Regional[edit]

Regional Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston University vs. (4) Nebraska-Omaha[edit]


(2) Miami vs. (3) Boston College[edit]


Regional Finals[edit]

(1) Boston University vs. (3) Boston College[edit]


West Regional[edit]

Regional Semifinals[edit]

(1) Minnesota vs. (4) Holy Cross[edit]


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) Michigan[edit]


Regional Finals[edit]

(2) North Dakota vs. (4) Holy Cross[edit]


Frozen Four[16][edit]

National Semifinal[edit]

(MW1) Wisconsin vs. (E3) Maine[edit]


(W2) North Dakota vs. (NE3) Boston College[edit]


National Championship[edit]

(MW1) Wisconsin vs. (NE3) Boston College[edit]


All-Tournament Team[20][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 4 6-3 .667 2 2 1 1
Hockey East 4 6-4 .600 3 2 1 -
CCHA 4 1-4 .200 1 - - -
ECAC Hockey 2 1-2 .333 1 - - -
Atlantic Hockey 1 1-1 .500 1 - - -
CHA 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Braketology: Analysis of the Field". USCHO.com. 2006-03-19. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  3. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey 2005-2006 Schedule and Results — Week 26". USCHO.com. 2006-03-26. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Michigan State 1, New Hampshire 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  5. ^ "Maine 6, Harvard 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Maine 5, Michigan State 4". USCHO.com. 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  7. ^ "Wisconsin 4, Bemidji State 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  8. ^ "Cornell 3, Colorado College 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  9. ^ "Wisconsin 1, Cornell 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  10. ^ "Boston University 9, Nebraska-Omaha 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  11. ^ "Boston College 5, Miami 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  12. ^ "Boston College 5, Boston University 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  13. ^ "Holy Cross 4, Minnesota 3". USCHO.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  14. ^ "North Dakota 5, Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  15. ^ "North Dakota 5, Holy Cross 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  16. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey 2005-2006 Schedule and Results — Week 28". USCHO.com. 2006-04-08. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  17. ^ "Wisconsin 5, Maine 2". USCHO.com. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  18. ^ "Boston College 6, North Dakota 5". USCHO.com. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  19. ^ "Wisconsin 2, Boston College 1". USCHO.com. 2006-04-08. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  20. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 

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