2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2011 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
2011frozenfour.jpg
2011 Frozen Four logo
Teams16
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (1st title)
Runner-upMichigan Wolverines (16th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachScott Sandelin (1st title)
MOPJ. T. Brown Minnesota–Duluth
Attendance129,553

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 the United States
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)

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 Rensselaer 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).

East Regional – Bridgeport, Connecticut[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional final
March 26
      
1 Yale (1) 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
6:30 pm EDT
(1) Yale2 – 1 OT
(0–0, 1–1 , 0–0, 1–0)
(4) Air ForceWebster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,671
March 25, 2011
3:00 pm EDT
(2) Union0 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
(3) Minnesota–DuluthWebster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,671

Regional final[edit]

March 26, 2011
6:30 pm EDT
(1) Yale3 – 5
(0–1, 1–4, 2–0)
(3) Minnesota–DuluthWebster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,816


Midwest Regional – Green Bay, Wisconsin[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
      
1 North Dakota (2) 6
4 Rensselaer 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
(1) North Dakota6 – 0
(1–0, 4–0, 1–0)
(4) RensselaerResch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 4,297
March 26, 2011
4:00 pm CDT
(2) Denver3 – 2 2OT
(0–0, 0–1, 2–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(3) Western MichiganResch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 4,355

Regional final[edit]

March 27, 2011
4:30 pm CDT
(1) North Dakota6 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
(2) DenverResch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 3,956


West Regional – St. Louis, Missouri[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional final
March 26
      
1 Boston College (3) 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
8:00 pm CDT
(1) Boston College4 – 8
(1–4, 1–3, 2–1)
(4) Colorado CollegeScottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 5,024
March 25, 2011
4:30 pm CDT
(2) Michigan3 – 2 OT
(0–2, 2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
(3) Nebraska–OmahaScottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 5,024

Regional final[edit]

March 26, 2011
8:00 pm CDT
(2) Michigan2 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(4) Colorado CollegeScottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri


Northeast Regional – Manchester, New Hampshire[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
      
1 Miami (4) 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
(1) Miami1 – 3
(1–1, 0–0, 0–2)
(4) New HampshireVerizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 7,608
March 26, 2011
7:30 pm EDT
(2) Merrimack3 – 4 OT
(2–1, 1–1, 0–1, 0–1)
(3) Notre DameVerizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 7,608

Regional final[edit]

March 27, 2011
8:00 pm EDT
(3) Notre Dame2 – 1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(4) New HampshireVerizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 5,906

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 Dame3 – 4
(2–3, 0–1, 1–0)
(E3) Minnesota–DuluthXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,139
April 7, 2011
7:30 pm CDT
(MW1) North Dakota0 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
(W2) MichiganXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,139

National Championship[edit]

April 9, 2011
6:00 pm CDT
(W2) Michigan2–3 (OT)(E3) Minnesota–DuluthXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,222
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st UM Ben Winnett (5) Rust 14:42 1–0 UM
2nd UMD Travis Oleksuk (14) Lamb and Brown 21:39 1–1
UMD Max Tardy (1) – PP Seidel and Lamb 29:31 2–1 UMD
UM Jeff Rohrkemper (3) Pateryn and DeBlois 37:46 2–2
3rd None
1st OT UMD Kyle Schmidt (11) – GW Oleksuk and Lamb 63:22 3–2 UMD
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st UM Ben Winnett Interference 5:46 2:00
UMD Jake Hendrickson Boarding 9:22 2:00
UM Chris Brown Charging 11:35 2:00
2nd UM Kevin Clare Hitting After Whistle 24:10 2:00
UMD Brady Lamb Tripping 25:41 2:00
UM Mac Bennett Hooking 29:09 2:00
UM Chris Brown Obstruction-Interference 32:26 2:00
UM Kevin Clare Tripping 34:08 2:00
UMD J. T. Brown Unsportsmanlike Conduct 35:04 2:00
UM Shawn Hunwick (Served by Louie Caporusso) Unsportsmanlike Conduct 35:04 2:00
UMD Jack Connolly Slashing 35:18 2:00
3rd UM Mac Bennett Holding 42:23 2:00
UMD Brady Lamb Hitting After Whistle 49:19 2:00
UM Jon Merrill Holding 49:27 2:00
UM Kevin Lynch Boarding 51:32 2:00

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

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

ESPN had US television rights to all games during the tournament. For the seventh consecutive year ESPN aired every game, beginning with the regionals, on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, and ESPN3.

Broadcast Assignments[edit]

Regionals

Frozen Four & Championship

  • Gary Thorne, Barry Melrose, & Clay Matvick – St. Paul, Minnesota

Radio[edit]

Westwood One used exclusive radio rights to air both the semifinals and the championship, AKA the "Frozen Four."[2]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship". NCAA. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  2. ^ "NCAA, Westwood One extend deal". NCAA. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.