2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2011 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2011 Frozen Four logo
2011 Frozen Four logo
Season 2010–11
Teams 16
Finals Site Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Champions Minnesota–Duluth (1st title, 2nd title game,
4th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Michigan (16th title game,
24th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Notre Dame (2nd Frozen Four)
North Dakota (19th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Scott Sandelin (1st title)
MOP J. T. Brown (Minnesota–Duluth)
Attendance 129,553
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 25, 2011, and ended with the championship game on April 9,[1] when the Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Michigan Wolverines 3-2.

Tournament procedure[edit]

2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is located in USA
Bridgeport
Bridgeport
St. Louis
St. Louis
Manchester
Manchester
Green Bay
Green Bay
St. Paul
St. Paul
2011 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

The four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following are the sites for the 2011 regionals:[1]

March 25 and 26
East Regional, Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut (Hosts: Yale University and Fairfield University)
West Regional, Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri (Host: Central Collegiate Hockey Association)
March 26 and 27
Northeast Regional, Verizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire (Host: University of New Hampshire)
Midwest Regional, Resch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin (Host: Michigan Technological University)

Each regional winner will advance to the Frozen Four:[1]

April 7 and 9
Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, Minnesota (Host: University of Minnesota)

Qualification[edit]

The winners of the five conference tournaments will receive automatic bids to the tournament, while the remaining eleven spots will be given to at-large teams. The conference tournaments for the 2010–11 season are:

Qualifying teams[edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced on March 20. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Hockey East, ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey conference tournament winners all secure a spot in the tournament while other at large teams are chosen by the NCAA selection committee.

Midwest Regional – Green Bay East Regional – Bridgeport
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 North Dakota (2) WCHA 30–8–3 Tournament champion 1 Yale (1) ECAC Hockey 27–6–1 Tournament champion
2 Denver WCHA 24–11–5 At-large bid 2 Union ECAC Hockey 26–9–4 At-large bid
3 Western Michigan CCHA 19–12–10 At-large bid 3 Minnesota–Duluth WCHA 22–10–6 At-large bid
4 RPI ECAC Hockey 20–12–5 At-large bid 4 Air Force Atlantic Hockey 20–11–6 Tournament champion
Northeast Regional – Manchester West Regional – St. Louis
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Miami (4) CCHA 23–9–6 Tournament champion 1 Boston College (3) Hockey East 30–7–1 Tournament champion
2 Merrimack Hockey East 25–9–4 At-large bid 2 Michigan CCHA 26–10–4 At-large bid
3 Notre Dame CCHA 23–13–5 At-large bid 3 Nebraska–Omaha WCHA 21–15–2 At-large bid
4 New Hampshire Hockey East 21–10–6 At-large bid 4 Colorado College WCHA 22–18–3 At-large bid

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Regionals[edit]

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (EDT/CDT).

Midwest Regional – Green Bay, Wisconsin[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
           
1 North Dakota 6
4 RPI 0
1 North Dakota 6
2 Denver 1
3 Western Michigan 2
2 Denver 3**

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 26, 2011
12:30 pm CDT
(4) RPI 0 – 6
(0–1, 0–4, 0–1)
(1) North Dakota Resch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
March 26, 2011
4:00 pm CDT
(3) Western Michigan 2 – 3 2OT
(0–0, 1–0, 1–2, 0–0, 0–1)
(2) Denver Resch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 4,355

Regional final[edit]

March 27, 2011
4:30 pm CDT
(2) Denver 1 – 6
(1–1, 0–2, 0–3)
(1) North Dakota Resch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin

East Regional – Bridgeport, Connecticut[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional final
March 26
           
1 Yale 2*
4 Air Force 1
1 Yale 3
3 Minnesota–Duluth 5
3 Minnesota–Duluth 2
2 Union 0

* Denotes overtime periods

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 25, 2011
3:00 pm EDT
(3) Minnesota–Duluth 2 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
(2) Union Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7671
March 25, 2011
6:30 pm EDT
(4) Air Force 1 – 2 OT
(0–0, 1–1 , 0–0, 0–1)
(1) Yale Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7671

Regional final[edit]

March 26, 2011
6:30 pm EDT
(3) Minnesota–Duluth 5 – 3
(1–0, 4–1, 0–2)
(1) Yale Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,816

Northeast Regional – Manchester, New Hampshire[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
           
1 Miami 1
4 New Hampshire 3
4 New Hampshire 1
3 Notre Dame 2
3 Notre Dame 4*
2 Merrimack 3

* Denotes overtime periods

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 26, 2011
4:00 pm EDT
(4) New Hampshire 3 – 1
(1–1, 0–0, 2–0)
(1) Miami Verizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 7,608
March 26, 2011
7:30 pm EDT
(3) Notre Dame 4 – 3 OT
(1–2, 1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
(2) Merrimack Verizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 7,608

Regional final[edit]

March 27, 2011
8:00 pm EDT
(4) New Hampshire 1 – 2
(0–1, 0–1, 1–0)
(3) Notre Dame Verizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 5,906

West Regional – St. Louis, Missouri[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional final
March 26
           
1 Boston College 4
4 Colorado College 8
4 Colorado College 1
2 Michigan 2
3 Nebraska–Omaha 2
2 Michigan 3*

* Denotes overtime periods

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 25, 2011
4:30 pm CDT
(3) Nebraska–Omaha 2 – 3 OT
(2–0, 0–2, 0–0, 0–1)
(2) Michigan Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri
March 25, 2011
8:00 pm CDT
(4) Colorado College 8 – 4
(4–1, 3–1, 1–2)
(1) Boston College Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri

Regional final[edit]

March 26, 2011
8:00 pm CDT
(2) Michigan 2 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(4) Colorado College Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri

Frozen Four – St. Paul, Minnesota[edit]

National Semifinals
April 7
National Championship
April 9
           
E3 Minnesota–Duluth 4
NE3 Notre Dame 3
E3 Minnesota-Duluth 3
W2 Michigan 2
W2 Michigan 2
MW1 North Dakota 0

National Semifinals[edit]

April 7, 2011
4:00 pm CDT
(NE3) Notre Dame 3 – 4
(2–3, 0–1, 1–0)
(E3) Minnesota–Duluth Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,139
April 7, 2011
7:30 pm CDT
(W2) Michigan 2 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
(MW1) North Dakota Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,139

National Championship[edit]

April 9, 2011
6:00 pm CDT
(E3) Minnesota–Duluth 3-2 (OT)
(W2) Michigan Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of bids Record Win % Regional finals Frozen Four Championship game Champions
WCHA 5 7-4 .636 4 2 1 1
CCHA 4 5-4 .556 2 2 1 0
Hockey East 3 1–3 .250 1 0 0 0
ECAC Hockey 3 1–3 .250 1 0 0 0
Atlantic Hockey 1 0–1 .000 0 0 0 0

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship". NCAA. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

External links[edit]