2007 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2007 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2007 Frozen Four logo
2007 Frozen Four logo
Season 2006–07
Teams 16
Finals Site Scottrade Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Champions Michigan State (3rd title, 5th title game,
10th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston College (8th title game,
20th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists North Dakota (17th Frozen Four)
Maine (11th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Rick Comley (2nd title)
MOP Justin Abdelkader (Michigan State)
Attendance 115,684
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2007 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 as the culmination of the 2006–07 season. The tournament began on March 23, 2007, and ended with the championship game on April 7.

Michigan State University, coached by Rick Comley, won its third national title with a 3–1 victory in the championship game over Boston College, coached by Jerry York.

Justin Abdelkader, sophomore forward for Michigan State, was named the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player with the tournament-winning goal and two assists.

Tournament procedure[edit]

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Rochester
Rochester
Grand Rapids
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Denver
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Manchester
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St. Louis
St. Louis
2007 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

The NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship is a single-elimination tournament featuring 16 teams representing all six Division I conferences in the nation. The Championship Committee seeds the entire field from 1 to 16 within four regionals of 4 teams. The winners of the six Division I conference championships receive automatic bids to participate in the NCAA Championship.

The four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following were the sites for the 2007 regionals:

March 23 and 24
East Regional, Blue Cross Arena - Rochester, New York (Host: ECAC Hockey League)
Midwest Regional, Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Michigan (Host: Western Michigan University)
March 24 and 25
West Regional, Pepsi Center - Denver, Colorado (Host: University of Denver)
Northeast Regional, Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, New Hampshire (Host: University of New Hampshire)

Each regional winner advanced to the Frozen Four:

April 5 and 7
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Missouri (Hosts: College Hockey America and the St. Louis Sports Commission)

Qualifying teams[edit]

Hockey East had five teams receive a berth in the tournament, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) had four teams receive a berth, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had three teams receive a berth, the ECACHL had two teams receive a berth, and Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America (CHA) each had one team receive a berth.

East Regional – Rochester Northeast Regional – Manchester
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Clarkson ECACHL 25–8–5 Tournament champion 19th 1999 1 New Hampshire Hockey East 26–10–2 At-large bid 17th 2006
2 St. Cloud State WCHA 22–10–7 At-large bid 6th 2003 2 Boston College Hockey East 26–11–1 Tournament champion 27th 2006
3 Maine Hockey East 21–14–2 At-large bid 17th 2006 3 St. Lawrence ECACHL 23–13–2 At-large bid 16th 2001
4 Massachusetts Hockey East 20–12–5 At-large bid 1st Never 4 Miami (OH) CCHA 23–13–4 At-large bid 5th 2006
West Regional – Denver Midwest Regional – Grand Rapids
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Minnesota WCHA 30–9–3 Tournament champion 31st 2006 1 Notre Dame CCHA 31–6–3 Tournament champion 2nd 2004
2 Michigan CCHA 26–13–1 At-large bid 30th 2006 2 Boston University Hockey East 20–9–9 At-large bid 30th 2006
3 North Dakota WCHA 22–13–5 At-large bid 22nd 2006 3 Michigan State CCHA 22–13–3 At-large bid 25th 2006
4 Air Force Atlantic Hockey 19–15–5 Tournament champion 1st Never 4 Alabama–Huntsville CHA 13–19–3 Tournament champion 1st Never

Preliminary rounds[edit]

The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosted the West Regional, including this game between Minnesota and Air Force.

The number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

West Regional – Denver, Colorado[edit]

Regional Semifinals
March 24
Regional Final
March 25
           
1 Minnesota (1) 4
4 Air Force 3
1 Minnesota (1) 2
3 North Dakota 3*
2 Michigan 5
3 North Dakota 8

Midwest Regional – Grand Rapids, Michigan[edit]

Regional Semifinals
March 23
Regional Final
March 24
           
1 Notre Dame (2) 3**
4 Alabama-Huntsville 2
1 Notre Dame (2) 1
3 Michigan State 2
2 Boston University 1
3 Michigan State 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

East Regional – Rochester, New York[edit]

Regional Semifinals
March 23
Regional Final
March 24
           
1 Clarkson (3) 0
4 Massachusetts 1*
4 Massachusetts 1
3 Maine 3
2 St. Cloud State 1
3 Maine 4

Northeast Regional – Manchester, New Hampshire[edit]

Regional Semifinals
March 24
Regional Final
March 25
           
1 New Hampshire (4) 1
4 Miami (OH) 2
4 Miami (OH) 0
2 Boston College 4
2 Boston College 4
3 St. Lawrence 1

Frozen Four – St. Louis, Missouri[edit]

National semifinals
April 5
National championship
April 7
           
W3 North Dakota 4
NE2 Boston College 6
NE2 Boston College 1
MW3 Michigan State 3
E3 Maine 2
MW3 Michigan State 4

National semifinals[edit]

April 5, 2007 Boston College 6 – 4
(1–1, 1–1, 4–2)
North Dakota Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 18,857
April 5, 2007 Michigan State 4 – 2
(1–2, 1–0, 2–0)
Maine Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 18,857

National championship[edit]

April 7, 2007 Boston College 1 – 3
(0–0, 1–0, 0–3)
Michigan State Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 19,432

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
Hockey East 5 6–5 .545 3 2 1
CCHA 4 6–3 .666 3 1 1 1
WCHA 3 3–3 .500 2 1
ECACHL 2 0–2 .000
Atlantic Hockey 1 0–1 .000
CHA 1 0–1 .000

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

Justin Abdelkader, pictured here with the Detroit Red Wings, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Frozen Four[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[2]

References[edit]

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

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