2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2013 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2013 Frozen Four logo
2013 Frozen Four logo
Season 2012–13
Teams 16
Finals Site Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Champions Yale (1st title, 1st title game,
2nd Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Quinnipiac (1st title game,
1st Frozen Four)
Semifinalists St. Cloud State (1st Frozen Four)
UMass Lowell (1st Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Keith Allain (1st title)
MOP Andrew Miller (Yale)
Attendance 35,612
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the national championship tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States in 2013. The tournament involved 16 teams in single-elimination play to determine the national champion at the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the highest level of competition in college hockey. The tournament's Frozen Four – the semifinals and finals – was hosted by Robert Morris University at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.[1] Robert Morris' bid to host was co-sponsored by VisitPittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins.[2]

Yale defeated Quinnipiac 4–0 in the championship game to win the program's first NCAA title.

Tournament procedure[edit]

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is located in USA
Providence
Providence
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids
Toledo
Toledo
Manchester
Manchester
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
2013 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

The tournament will consist of four groups of four teams in regional brackets. The four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following are the sites for the 2013 regionals:[3][4]

March 29 and 30
Northeast Regional, Verizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire (Host: University of New Hampshire)
West Regional, Van Andel ArenaGrand Rapids, Michigan (Host: University of Michigan)
March 30 and 31
East Regional, Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, Rhode Island (Host: Brown University)
Midwest Regional, Huntington CenterToledo, Ohio (Host: Bowling Green State University)

The winner of each regional will advance to the Frozen Four:

April 11 and 13
Consol Energy CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Host: Robert Morris University)

Qualifying teams[edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced on March 24.[5] The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had six teams receive a berth in the tournament, ECAC Hockey and Hockey East each had three teams receive a berth, and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Atlantic Hockey each had two teams receive a berth.

East Regional – Providence Midwest Regional – Toledo
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Quinnipiac (1) ECAC Hockey 27–7–5 At-large bid 1 Notre Dame (4) CCHA 25–12–3 Tournament champion
2 Boston College Hockey East 22–11–4 At-large bid 2 Miami (OH) CCHA 24–11–5 At-large bid
3 Union ECAC Hockey 21–12–5 Tournament champion 3 Minnesota State WCHA 24–13–3 At-large bid
4 Canisius Atlantic Hockey 19–18–5 Tournament champion 4 St. Cloud State WCHA 23–15–1 At-large bid
West Regional – Grand Rapids Northeast Regional – Manchester
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Minnesota (2) WCHA 26–8–5 At-large bid 1 UMass Lowell (3) Hockey East 26–10–2 Tournament champion
2 North Dakota WCHA 21–12–7 At-large bid 2 New Hampshire Hockey East 19–11–7 At-large bid
3 Niagara Atlantic Hockey 23–9–5 At-large bid 3 Denver WCHA 20–13–5 At-large bid
4 Yale ECAC Hockey 21–10–7 At-large bid 4 Wisconsin WCHA 22–12–7 Tournament champion

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Regionals[edit]

East Regional – Providence, Rhode Island[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 30
Regional final
March 31
           
1 Quinnipiac 4
4 Canisius 3
1 Quinnipiac 5
3 Union 1
3 Union 5
2 Boston College 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (UTC−4).

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 30, 2013
5:30 pm
ESPN3
(4) Canisius 3–4
(0–1, 2–0, 1–3)
(1) Quinnipiac Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence
Attendance: 6253
March 30, 2013
9:00 pm
ESPNU
(3) Union 5–1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
(2) Boston College Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence
Attendance: 6253

Regional final[edit]

March 31, 2013
6:30 pm
ESPNU
(3) Union 1–5
(0–3, 0–2, 1–0)
(1) Quinnipiac Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence
Attendance: 5007

Midwest Regional – Toledo, Ohio[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 30
Regional final
March 31
           
1 Notre Dame 1
4 St. Cloud State 5
2 Miami (OH) 1
4 St. Cloud State 4
3 Minnesota State 0
2 Miami (OH) 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (UTC−4).

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 30, 2013
1:30 pm
ESPN3
(4) St. Cloud State 5–1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
(1) Notre Dame Huntington Center, Toledo
Attendance: 2988
March 30, 2013
5:00 pm
ESPN3
(3) Minnesota State 0–4
(0–0, 0–1, 0–3)
(2) Miami (OH) Huntington Center, Toledo
Attendance: 2988

Regional final[edit]

March 31, 2013
4:00 pm
ESPNU
(4) St. Cloud State 4–1
(1–0, 2–1, 1–0)
(2) Miami (OH) Huntington Center, Toledo
Attendance: 2460

West Regional – Grand Rapids, Michigan[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 29
Regional final
March 30
           
1 Minnesota 2
4 Yale 3*
4 Yale 4
2 North Dakota 1
3 Niagara 1
2 North Dakota 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (UTC−4).

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 29, 2013
2:00 pm
ESPNU
(4) Yale 3 – 2 OT
(0–0, 2–0, 0–2, 1–0)
(1) Minnesota Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Attendance: 2289
March 29, 2013
5:30 pm
ESPNU
(3) Niagara 1–2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
(2) North Dakota Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Attendance: 2289

Regional final[edit]

March 30, 2013
4:00 pm
ESPNU
(4) Yale 4–1
(0–1, 0–0, 4–0)
(2) North Dakota Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Attendance: 1918

Northeast Regional – Manchester, New Hampshire[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 29
Regional final
March 30
           
1 UMass Lowell 6
4 Wisconsin 1
1 UMass Lowell 2
2 New Hampshire 0
3 Denver 2
2 New Hampshire 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (UTC−4).

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 29, 2013
4:30 pm
ESPN3
(4) Wisconsin 1–6
(0–1, 0–2, 1–3)
(1) UMass Lowell Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester
Attendance: 8049
March 29, 2013
8:00 pm
ESPNU
(3) Denver 2–5
(2–1, 0–2, 0–2)
(2) New Hampshire Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester

Regional final[edit]

March 30, 2013
6:30 pm
ESPNU
(2) New Hampshire 0–2
(0–0, 0–1, 0–1)
(1) UMass Lowell Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester

Frozen Four – Pittsburgh[edit]

The Frozen Four featured four teams that were seeking their first championship. This was only the second time this had happened since the first NCAA championship tournament in 1948, the other time being in 1958. Additionally, of the four Frozen Four participants in 2013, only Yale had previously reached the tournament semifinals when they finished third in the 1952 tournament.[6] Yale's championship was the first for a team from ECAC Hockey since 1989. The championship game between Yale and Quinnipiac was the first time the championship game was contested between two ECAC Hockey teams since 1978.

National semifinals
April 11
National championship
April 13
           
E1 Quinnipiac 4
MW4 St. Cloud State 1
E1 Quinnipiac 0
W4 Yale 4
W4 Yale 3*
NE1 UMass Lowell 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (UTC−4).

National semifinals[edit]

April 11, 2013
4:30 pm
ESPN2
Yale 3–2
(2–0, 0–2, 0–0, 1–0)
UMass Lowell Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
April 11, 2013
8:00 pm
ESPN2
St. Cloud State 1–4
(0–3, 1–1, 0–0)
Quinnipiac Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh

National championship[edit]

April 13, 2013
7:00 pm
ESPN
Yale 4–0
(0–0, 1–0, 3–0)
Quinnipiac Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

ESPN had US television rights to all games during the tournament.[7] For the ninth consecutive year ESPN aired every game, beginning with the regionals, on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, and ESPN3. They also streamed them online via WatchESPN.

Broadcast Assignments[edit]

Regionals

Frozen Four & Championship

  • John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, & Clay Matvick – Pittsburgh, PA

Radio[edit]

Dial Global Sports used exclusive radio rights to air both the semifinals and the championship, AKA the "Frozen Four."[8]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Awards Frozen Four To Pittsburgh In 2013 And Philadelphia In 2014" (Press release). NCAA. July 13, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Sanserino, Michael (July 14, 2010). "Consol Energy Center to host 2013 Frozen Four". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 14, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Sites for 2013 NCAA D-I men's regionals announced". USCHO.com. October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/100511aaa.html
  5. ^ "Championship contenders announced". NCAA.com. March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.uscho.com/frozen-four/2013/03/31/its-a-new-look-frozen-four-field-with-yale-massachuetts-lowell-st-cloud-state-quinnipiac-set-for-pittsburgh/
  7. ^ Margolis, Rachel (December 15, 2011). "ESPN and NCAA® Extend Rights Agreement through 2023–24". ESPN. Retrieved 15 Dec 2011. 
  8. ^ "NCAA, Westwood One extend deal". NCAA. January 13, 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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