2000 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2000 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament
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2000 Frozen Four logo
Teams 12
Finals Site
Champions North Dakota (7th title)
Runner-Up Boston College (5th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Dean Blais (2nd title)
MOP Lee Goren North Dakota
Attendance 69,421

The 2000 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.

The final event was played at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island. North Dakota, coached by Dean Blais, defeated Boston College, coached by Jerry York, by a 4-2 score on April 8. BC, seeking its first NCAA title since 1949, had a 2-1 lead entering the final period of play, but the Fighting Sioux responded with three goals in the final 20 minutes of play, with two of those goals scored by Lee Goren. Goren tied the game, assisted on Jason Ulmer's game-winning goal, and then scored into an empty Eagles net in the last minute of play to ice the victory. It marked North Dakota's seventh national title overall and second since 1997, and was also the third time in three years that BC came up short in the Frozen Four.

North Dakota had advanced to the title game by blanking Maine, 2-0, in the early semifinal on April 6, while BC came from behind to top St. Lawrence, 4-2, in the late semifinal that evening.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded on March 18, 2000. Hockey East had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and the ECAC each had two berths, while College Hockey America (CHA) received its first entry into the tournament.

West Regional – Minneapolis East Regional – Albany
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Wisconsin (1) WCHA 31–8–1 At-large bid 18th 1998 1 Maine (2) Hockey East 26–7–5 Tournament champion 10th 1999
2 North Dakota WCHA 28–8–5 Tournament champion 16th 1999 2 St. Lawrence ECAC 26–7–2 Tournament champion 14th 1999
3 New Hampshire Hockey East 23–8–6 At-large bid 11th 1999 3 Boston University Hockey East 24–9–7 At-large bid 25th 1998
4 Boston College Hockey East 26–11–1 At-large bid 21st 1999 4 Colgate ECAC 24–8–2 At-large bid 3rd 1990
5 Michigan State CCHA 27–10–4 Tournament champion 20th 1999 5 Michigan CCHA 26–9–4 At-large bid 23rd 1999
6 Niagara CHA 29–7–4 At-large bid 1st Never 6 St. Cloud State WCHA 23–13–3 At-large bid 2nd 1989

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Game locations[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Regionals[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinals
April 6
National Championship
April 8
           
W4 Boston College 4
E2 St. Lawrence 2
W4 Boston College 2
W2 North Dakota 4
E1 Maine 0
W2 North Dakota 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional Quarterfinals[edit]

West Regional[edit]

(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) Niagara[edit]


(4) Boston College vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]


East Regional[edit]

(3) Boston University vs. (6) St. Cloud State[edit]


(4) Colgate vs. (5) Michigan[edit]


Regional Semifinals[edit]

West Regional[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (4) Boston College[edit]


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


East Regional[edit]

(1) Maine vs. (5) Michigan[edit]


(2) St. Lawrence vs. (3) Boston University[edit]


Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinal[edit]

(E2) St. Lawrence vs. (W4) Boston College[edit]


(E1) Maine vs. (W2) North Dakota[edit]


National Championship[edit]

(W2) North Dakota vs. (W4) Boston College[edit]


All-Tournament Team[13][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[14]

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
Hockey East 4 5-4 .556 3 2 1 -
WCHA 3 3-2 .600 2 1 1 1
CCHA 2 1-2 .333 1 - - -
ECAC 2 1-2 .333 1 1 - -
CHA 1 1-1 .500 1 - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Niagara 4, New Hampshire 1". USCHO.com. 2000-03-24. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Boston College 6, Michigan State 5". USCHO.com. 2000-03-24. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Boston University 5, St. Cloud State 3". USCHO.com. 2000-03-25. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Michigan 4, Colgate 3". USCHO.com. 2000-03-25. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Boston College 4, Wisconsin 1". USCHO.com. 2000-03-25. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  7. ^ "North Dakota 4, Niagara 1". USCHO.com. 2000-03-25. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  8. ^ "Maine 5, Michigan 2". USCHO.com. 2000-03-26. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  9. ^ "St. Lawrence 3, Boston University 2". USCHO.com. 2000-03-26. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  10. ^ "Boston College 4, St. Lawrence 2". USCHO.com. 2000-04-06. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  11. ^ "North Dakota 2, Maine 0". USCHO.com. 2000-04-06. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  12. ^ "North Dakota 4, Boston College 2". USCHO.com. 2000-04-08. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  13. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  14. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

External links[edit]