1997 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1997 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams12
Finals site
ChampionsNorth Dakota Fighting Sioux (6th title)
Runner-upBoston University Terriers (9th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachDean Blais (1st title)
MOPMatt Henderson North Dakota
Attendance84,728

The 1997 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 21, 1997, and ended with the championship game on March 29. A total of 11 games were played.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and the ECAC each had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, while Hockey East had two berths.

East Regional – Worcester West Regional – Grand Rapids
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Clarkson ECAC 27–9–0 At-large bid 16th 1996 1 Michigan CCHA 34–3–4 Tournament champion 20th 1996
2 Boston University Hockey East 24–8–6 Tournament champion 23rd 1996 2 North Dakota WCHA 28–10–2 Tournament champion 13th 1990
3 Vermont ECAC 22–10–3 At-large bid 3rd 1996 3 Miami CCHA 27–11–1 At-large bid 2nd 1993
4 New Hampshire Hockey East 28–10–0 At-large bid 8th 1995 4 Minnesota WCHA 27–12–1 At-large bid 24th 1996
5 Colorado College WCHA 23–14–4 At-large bid 11th 1996 5 Michigan State CCHA 23–12–4 At-large bid 17th 1996
6 Denver WCHA 23–12–4 At-large bid 14th 1995 6 Cornell ECAC 20–8–4 Tournament champion 12th 1996

Game locations[edit]

Brackets[edit]

Regionals[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinals
March 27
National Championship
March 29
      
E5 Colorado College 2
W2 North Dakota 6
W2 North Dakota 6
E2 Boston University 4
E2 Boston University 3
W1 Michigan 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional Quarterfinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(3) Vermont vs. (6) Denver[edit]


(4) New Hampshire vs. (5) Colorado College[edit]


West Regional[edit]

(3) Miami vs. (6) Cornell[edit]


(4) Minnesota vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]


Regional Semifinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(1) Clarkson vs. (5) Colorado College[edit]


(2) Boston University vs. (6) Denver[edit]


West Regional[edit]

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Minnesota[edit]


(2) North Dakota vs. (6) Cornell[edit]


Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinal[edit]

(E5) Colorado College vs. (W2) North Dakota[edit]


(E2) Boston University vs. (W1) Michigan[edit]


National Championship[edit]

(W2) North Dakota vs. (E2) Boston University[edit]


Scoring summary[3]
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BU Peter Donatelli Poti 8:44 1–0 BU
BU Chris Drury Poti and O'Connell 15:08 2–0 BU
2nd UND Curtis Murphy Panzer and Henderson 27:06 2–1 BU
UND David Hoogsteen unassisted 28:38 2–2
UND Matt Henderson unassisted 32:35 3–2 UND
BU Chris Kelleher unassisted 33:56 3–3
UND Matt Henderson Calder and Litke 35:49 4–3 UND
UND David HoogsteenGW Murphy 39:54 5–3 UND
3rd BU Jon Coleman Kelleher and Sylvia 59:24 5–4 UND
UND Adam Calder unassisted 59:41 6–4 UND

All-Tournament Team[4][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[5]

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 4 7-3 .700 4 2 1 1
CCHA 3 1-3 .250 1 1
ECAC 3 1-3 .250 2 - - -
Hockey East 2 2-2 .500 1 1 1 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ "Michigan State 2013-14 Hockey History" (PDF). Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  3. ^ "2017-18 UND Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). UNDSports.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.