2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2014 Women's Frozen Four logo
2014 Women's Frozen Four logo
Teams 8
Finals Site TD Bank Sports Center
Hamden, Connecticut
Champions Clarkson (1st title, 1st title game,
1st Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Minnesota (6th title game,
10th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Wisconsin (7th Frozen Four)
Mercyhurst (4th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Shannon & Matt Desrosiers (1st title)
MOP Jamie Lee Rattray (Clarkson)
Attendance 6,744
NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament involved eight schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The quarterfinals were contested at the campuses of the seeded teams on March 15, 2014. The Frozen Four was played on March 21 and 23, 2014 at TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Connecticut with Quinnipiac University as the host.[1]

Clarkson University defeated the University of Minnesota 5–4 in the national championship game, in the process becoming the fourth school to have won a National Collegiate championship. This championship was the first by a team not from the WCHA as well as the first by a team from the Eastern United States.[1] It also proved to be the final game for Clarkson's co-head coach Shannon Desrosiers, who had finished her sixth season sharing head coaching duties with her husband Matt. About a month after the championship game, Shannon stepped down, leaving Matt in sole charge. Shannon cited a wish to spend more time raising the couple's young daughter and soon-to-be-born second child.[2]

Qualifying teams[edit]

The winners of the ECAC, WCHA, and Hockey East tournaments all received automatic berths to the NCAA tournament. The other five teams were selected at-large. The top four teams were then seeded and received home ice for the quarterfinals.[3]

Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Minnesota WCHA 36–1–1 Tournament champion 12th 2013
2 Cornell ECAC 24–5–4 Tournament champion 5th 2013
3 Clarkson ECAC 28–5–5 At-large bid 3rd 2013
4 Wisconsin WCHA 27–7–2 At-large bid 8th 2012
Harvard ECAC 23–6–4 At-large bid 10th 2013
Boston College Hockey East 27–6–3 At-large bid 5th 2013
Mercyhurst CHA 23–8–4 At-large bid 10th 2013
Boston University Hockey East 24–12–1 Tournament champion 5th 2013

Bracket[edit]

[1]
Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 15
National Semifinals
March 21
National Championship
March 23
                 
1 Minnesota 5
Boston University 1
1 Minnesota 5
4 Wisconsin 3
4 Wisconsin 2
Harvard 1
1 Minnesota 4
3 Clarkson 5
2 Cornell 2
Mercyhurst 3
Mercyhurst 1
3 Clarkson 5
3 Clarkson 3
Boston College 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Women's Ice Hockey Bracket". NCAA.com. NCAA. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shannon Desrosiers to Step Down as Clarkson Women's Hockey Co-Head Coach". ClarksonAthletics.com (Press release). Clarkson Athletics. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Committee releases eight-team field for national championship tournament". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014.