2010 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2010 NCAA National Collegiate Women's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 8
Finals Site Ridder Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Champions Minnesota Duluth (5th title)
Runner-Up Cornell (1st title game)
Semifinalists Minnesota (7th Frozen Four)
Mercyhurst (2nd Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Shannon Miller (5th title)
MOP Emmanuelle Blais (Minnesota Duluth)
NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2010 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 Frozen Four was hosted by the University of Minnesota at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1]


  • March 8: Two teams from the WCHA competed for the 10th NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The University of Minnesota was the host school for the 2010 Frozen Four, to which was held on March 19 and 21 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. WCHA Tournament champion University of Minnesota Duluth, and at-large selection Minnesota was one of the eight competing teams.

Minnesota Duluth (28–8–2) was seeded Number 2 who hosted the New Hampshire Wildcats (19–8–5) on Saturday, March 13. The Golden Gophers (25–8–5) were the number 3 seed, and hosted the Clarkson Golden Eagles (23–11–5), on March 13. Minnesota Duluth won the Forzen Four for the first three years that the tournament was held (2001, 2002 and 2003). The Golden Gophers proceeded to win the next two Frozen Four tournaments (2004 and 2005).[2]

Tournament procedures[edit]

  • Mercyhurst (29–2–3) entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and hosted Boston University (17–8–12) on Saturday, March 13.
  • No. 2 seeded Minnesota Duluth (28–8–2) hosted New Hampshire (19–8–5) on Saturday, March 13.
  • Minnesota (25–8–5) entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, and hosted Clarkson (23–11–5), March 13.
  • Harvard (20–7–5), was the No. 4 seed, took on Cornell (19–8–6) on March 13.

Game Summaries[edit]


Date Time Teams Score Notes
March 13 2:00 pm ET Mercyhurst (29–2–3) vs. Boston University (17–8–12) Mercyhurst, 4–1[3] Bailey Bram scored two goals, including the game winner
March 13 2:00 pm CT Minnesota Duluth (28–8–2) vs. New Hampshire (19–8–5) 2–1[4] The Bulldogs fourth consecutive trip to Frozen Four
March 13 4:00 pm CT Minnesota (25–8–5) vs. Clarkson (23–11–5) 3–2 (OT)[5] Emily West scored the game-winning goal
March 13 7:00 pm Harvard (20–7–5) vs. Cornell (19–8–6) Cornell, 6–2[6] Will play Mercyhurst for third time this season

Frozen Four – Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota[edit]

National Semifinals
March 19
National Championship Game
March 21
M2 Mercyhurst 2
W1 Cornell 3
W1 Cornell 2
S1 Minnesota Duluth 3
S1 Minnesota Duluth 3
E3 Minnesota 2


Championship game[edit]

All-Tournament team[edit]

Tournament notes[edit]

Saara Tuominen and Jaime Rasmussen were the only players to have had two points in the championship game. Two records were set in the championship game. The game set an NCAA Frozen Four record for longest game at four hours and twenty-four minutes. Cornell goaltender Amanda Mazzotta set a record for most saves in an NCAA Championship game with 61 saves. The former record holder was Bulldog goaltender Patricia Sautter. She had the old record of 41 set in 2003.[8]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Championship Sites For 2010 And 2011 Released". NCAA. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.wcha.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030810aaa.html
  3. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/3/13/WHOCK_0313102033.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.umdbulldogs.com/teams-womens-hockey.php?id=4970&page=news
  5. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=38864&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=204907854
  6. ^ http://www.cornellbigred.com/news/2010/3/13/WICE_0313103301.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/032110aad.html
  8. ^ http://www.umdbulldogs.com/teams-womens-hockey.php?id=4999&page=news