2019 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament

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2019 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsWisconsin Badgers (5th title)
Runner-upMinnesota Golden Gophers (9th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachMark Johnson (5th title)
MOPKristen Campbell Wisconsin

The 2018 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament involves eight schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The quarterfinals was played at the campuses of the seeded teams on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The Frozen Four will be played on March 22 and 24, 2019 at People's United Center in Hamden, Connecticut. Quinnipiac University will host the tournament, and this will be the second time that it and People's United Center will host the Frozen Four. This will be the third year that the Big Ten Network will air the championship game live and the second year the semifinals will be aired live on BTN.

Qualifying teams[edit]

In the fifth year under this qualification format, the winners of all four Division I conference tournaments received automatic berths to the NCAA tournament. The other four teams were selected at-large. The top four teams were then seeded and received home ice for the quarterfinals.[1]

Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Wisconsin WCHA 32–4–2 Tournament champion 13th 2018
2 Minnesota WCHA 30–5–1 At-large bid 17th 2018
3 Northeastern Hockey East 27–5–5 Tournament champion 3rd 2018
4 Clarkson ECAC 29–7–2 Tournament champion 8th 2018
Boston College Hockey East 26–11–1 At-large bid 11th 2018
Cornell ECAC 23–5–6 At-large bid 7th 2017
Princeton ECAC 20–7–5 At-large bid 3rd 2016
Syracuse CHA 13–21–3 Tournament champion 1st Never

Bracket[edit]

[2]
Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 16
National Semifinals
March 22
National Championship
March 24
         
1 Wisconsin 4
Syracuse 0
1 Wisconsin 5
4 Clarkson 0
4 Clarkson 2*
Boston College 1
1 Wisconsin 2
2 Minnesota 0
2 Minnesota 5
Princeton 2
2 Minnesota 2
Cornell 0
3 Northeastern 2
Cornell 3*

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NC women's hockey championship bracket revealed, Wisconsin earns No. 1 seed in 2019 tournament". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Women's Ice Hockey Bracket". NCAA.com. NCAA. Retrieved March 18, 2019.