NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Division I Championship
NCAA Ice Hockey.jpeg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1948
No. of teams 16
Country United States
Most recent
champion(s)
University of Minnesota Duluth (2)
TV partner(s) ESPN
Official website NCAA.com

The annual NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is a college ice hockey tournament held in the United States by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to determine the top men's team in Division I.[1] Like other Division I championships, it is the highest level of NCAA men's hockey competition.

The semi-finals and finals are branded as the Frozen Four. The final two rounds of the hockey tournament were first referred to as the Frozen Four in 1999.

History[edit]

The NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship is a single elimination competition that has determined the collegiate national champion since the inaugural 1948 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament. The tournament features 16 teams representing all six Division I conferences in the nation. The Championship Committee seeds the entire field from 1 to 16 within four regionals of 4 teams. The winners of the six Division I conference championships receive automatic bids to participate in the NCAA Championship. The tournament begins with initial games played at four regional sites culminating with the semi-finals and finals played at a single site.[1]

In setting up the tournament, the Championship Committee seeks to ensure "competitive equity, financial success and likelihood of playoff-type atmosphere at each regional site." A team serving as the host of a regional is placed within that regional. The top four teams are assigned overall seeds and placed within the bracket such that the national semifinals will feature the No. 1 seed versus the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed versus the No. 3 seed should the top four teams win their respective regional finals. Number 1 seeds are also placed as close to their home site as possible, with the No. 1 seed receiving first preference. Conference matchups are avoided in the first round; should five or more teams from one conference make the tournament, this guideline may be disregarded in favor of preserving the bracket's integrity.

Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado hosted the tournament for the first ten years and has hosted eleven times overall, the most of any venue.[2] Michigan has won the most tournaments with nine, while Vic Heyliger has coached the most championship teams, winning six times with Michigan between 1948 and 1956.[3][4]

Tournament format history[edit]

1948–1976
4 teams (1 game series)
1977–1980
5–6 teams (1 game series)
1981–1987
8 teams (2 game, total goals first round at higher seed)
1988
12 teams (2 game, total goals first two rounds at higher seed)
1989–1991
12 teams (best of 3 games first two rounds series at higher seed)
1992–2002
12 teams (divided up into 2 regionals, East Regional and West Regional; 6 teams each)
2003–present
16 teams (divided up into 4 regionals: Northeast, East, Midwest and West Regionals: 4 teams each)

Results[edit]

Year Winning team Coach Losing team Coach Score Location Finals venue
1948 Michigan Vic Heyliger Dartmouth Eddie Jeremiah 8–4 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1949 Boston College John Kelley Dartmouth Eddie Jeremiah 4–3 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1950 Colorado College Cheddy Thompson Boston University Harry Cleverly 13–4 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1951 Michigan (2) Vic Heyliger Brown Westcott Moulton 7–1 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1952 Michigan (3) Vic Heyliger Colorado College Cheddy Thompson 4–1 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1953 Michigan (4) Vic Heyliger Minnesota John Mariucci 7–3 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1954 Rensselaer Ned Harkness Minnesota John Mariucci 5–4 (OT) Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1955 Michigan (5) Vic Heyliger Colorado College Cheddy Thompson 5–3 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1956 Michigan (6) Vic Heyliger Michigan Tech Al Renfrew 7–5 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1957 Colorado College (2) Tom Bedecki Michigan Vic Heyliger 13–6 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor Ice Palace
1958 Denver Murray Armstrong North Dakota Bob May 6–2 Minneapolis, Minnesota Williams Arena
1959 North Dakota Bob May Michigan State Amo Bessone 4–3 (OT) Troy, New York RPI Field House
1960 Denver (2) Murray Armstrong Michigan Tech John MacInnes 5–3 Boston, Massachusetts Matthews Arena
1961 Denver (3) Murray Armstrong St. Lawrence George Menard 12–2 Denver, Colorado University of Denver Arena
1962 Michigan Tech John MacInnes Clarkson Len Ceglarski 7–1 Utica, New York Utica Memorial Auditorium
1963 North Dakota (2) Barry Thorndycraft Denver Murray Armstrong 6–5 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts McHugh Forum
1964 Michigan (7) Al Renfrew Denver Murray Armstrong 6–3 Denver, Colorado University of Denver Arena
1965 Michigan Tech (2) John MacInnes Boston College John Kelley 8–2 Providence, Rhode Island Meehan Auditorium
1966 Michigan State Amo Bessone Clarkson Len Ceglarski 6–1 Minneapolis, Minnesota Williams Arena
1967 Cornell Ned Harkness Boston University Jack Kelley 4–1 Syracuse, New York Onondaga War Memorial
1968 Denver (4) Murray Armstrong North Dakota Bill Selman 4–0 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Entertainment Center
1969 Denver (5) Murray Armstrong Cornell Ned Harkness 4–3 Colorado Springs, Colorado Broadmoor World Arena
1970 Cornell (2) Ned Harkness Clarkson Len Ceglarski 6–4 Lake Placid, New York Olympic Center
1971 Boston University Jack Kelley Minnesota Glen Sonmor 4–2 Syracuse, New York Onondaga War Memorial
1972 Boston University (2) Jack Kelley Cornell Dick Bertrand 4–0 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
1973 Wisconsin Bob Johnson Denver1 Murray Armstrong 4–2 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
1974 Minnesota Herb Brooks Michigan Tech John MacInnes 4–2 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
1975 Michigan Tech (3) John MacInnes Minnesota Herb Brooks 6–1 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
1976 Minnesota (2) Herb Brooks Michigan Tech John MacInnes 6–4 Denver, Colorado University of Denver Arena
1977 Wisconsin (2) Bob Johnson Michigan Dan Farrell 6–5 (OT) Detroit, Michigan Olympia Stadium
1978 Boston University (3) Jack Parker Boston College Len Ceglarski 5–3 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1979 Minnesota (3) Herb Brooks North Dakota Gino Gasparini 4–3 Detroit, Michigan Olympia Stadium
1980 North Dakota (3) Gino Gasparini Northern Michigan Rick Comley 5–2 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1981 Wisconsin (3) Bob Johnson Minnesota Brad Buetow 6–3 Duluth, Minnesota Duluth Entertainment Center
1982 North Dakota (4) Gino Gasparini Wisconsin Bob Johnson 5–2 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1983 Wisconsin (4) Jeff Sauer Harvard Bill Cleary 6–2 Grand Forks, North Dakota Ralph Engelstad Arena
1984 Bowling Green Jerry York Minnesota–Duluth Mike Sertich 5–4 (4OT) Lake Placid, New York Olympic Arena
1985 Rensselaer (2) Mike Addesa Providence Steve Stirling 2–1 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
1986 Michigan State (2) Ron Mason Harvard Bill Cleary 6–5 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1987 North Dakota (5) Gino Gasparini Michigan State Ron Mason 5–3 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
1988 Lake Superior State Frank Anzalone St. Lawrence Joe Marsh 4–3 (OT) Lake Placid, New York Olympic Center
1989 Harvard Bill Cleary Minnesota Doug Woog 4–3 (OT) Saint Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Civic Center
1990 Wisconsin (5) Jeff Sauer Colgate Terry Slater 7–3 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
1991 Northern Michigan Rick Comley Boston University Jack Parker 8–7 (3OT) Saint Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Civic Center
1992 Lake Superior State (2) Jeff Jackson Wisconsin1 Jeff Sauer 5–3 Albany, New York Knickerbocker Arena
1993 Maine Shawn Walsh Lake Superior State Jeff Jackson 5–4 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
1994 Lake Superior State (3) Jeff Jackson Boston University Jack Parker 9–1 Saint Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Civic Center
1995 Boston University (4) Jack Parker Maine Shawn Walsh 6–2 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
1996 Michigan (8) Red Berenson Colorado College Don Lucia 3–2 (OT) Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum
1997 North Dakota (6) Dean Blais Boston University Jack Parker 6–4 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
1998 Michigan (9) Red Berenson Boston College Jerry York 3–2 (OT) Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter
1999 Maine (2) Shawn Walsh New Hampshire Dick Umile 3–2 (OT) Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
2000 North Dakota (7) Dean Blais Boston College Jerry York 4–2 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
2001 Boston College (2) Jerry York North Dakota Dean Blais 3–2 (OT) Albany, New York Pepsi Arena
2002 Minnesota (4) Don Lucia Maine Tim Whitehead 4–3 (OT) Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
2003 Minnesota (5) Don Lucia New Hampshire Dick Umile 5–1 Buffalo, New York HSBC Arena
2004 Denver (6) George Gwozdecky Maine Tim Whitehead 1–0 Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter
2005 Denver (7) George Gwozdecky North Dakota Dave Hakstol 4–1 Columbus, Ohio Value City Arena
2006 Wisconsin (6) Mike Eaves Boston College Jerry York 2–1 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
2007 Michigan State (3) Rick Comley Boston College Jerry York 3–1 St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center
2008 Boston College (3) Jerry York Notre Dame Jeff Jackson 4–1 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
2009 Boston University (5) Jack Parker Miami (OH) Enrico Blasi 4–3 (OT) Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
2010 Boston College (4) Jerry York Wisconsin Mike Eaves 5–0 Detroit, Michigan Ford Field
2011 Minnesota–Duluth Scott Sandelin Michigan Red Berenson 3–2 (OT) Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
2012 Boston College (5) Jerry York Ferris State Bob Daniels 4–1 Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Times Forum
2013 Yale Keith Allain Quinnipiac Rand Pecknold 4–0 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Consol Energy Center
2014 Union Rick Bennett Minnesota Don Lucia 7–4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center
2015 Providence Nate Leaman Boston University David Quinn 4–3 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden
2016 North Dakota (8) Brad Berry Quinnipiac Rand Pecknold 5–1 Tampa, Florida Amalie Arena
2017 Denver (8) Jim Montgomery Minnesota–Duluth Scott Sandelin 3–2 Chicago, Illinois United Center
2018 Minnesota–Duluth (2) Scott Sandelin Notre Dame Jeff Jackson 2–1 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
2019 Buffalo, New York KeyBank Center
2020 Detroit, Michigan Little Caesars Arena
2021 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PPG Paints Arena
2022 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden

^1 Participation in the tournament vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

Team titles[edit]

NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is located in the US
Michigan
Michigan
Denver
Denver
North Dakota
North Dakota
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
BC & BU
BC & BU
Minnesota
Minnesota
Lake Superior State
Lake Superior State
Michigan State
Michigan State
Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech
Colorado College
Colorado College
Cornell
Cornell
Maine
Maine
RPI
RPI
Bowling Green
Bowling Green
Harvard
Harvard
UMD
UMD
Northern Michigan
Northern Michigan
Providence

Providence
Union
Union
Yale
Yale
Schools who have won the NCAA Championship
Gold pog.svg – 9 championships, Red pog.svg – 8 championships, Pink pog.svg – 6 championships, Blue pog.svg – 5 championships
Green pog.svg – 3 championships, Black pog.svg – 2 championships, White pog.svg – 1 championship
Team Titles Years
Michigan 9 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1996, 1998
Denver 8 1958, 1960, 1961, 1968, 1969, 2004, 2005, 2017
North Dakota 8 1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2016
Wisconsin 6 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
Boston College 5 1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012
Boston University 5 1971, 1972, 1978, 1995, 2009
Minnesota 5 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
Lake Superior State 3 1988, 1992, 1994
Michigan State 3 1966, 1986, 2007
Michigan Tech 3 1962, 1965, 1975
Colorado College 2 1950, 1957
Cornell 2 1967, 1970
Maine 2 1993, 1999
Minnesota-Duluth 2 2011, 2018
Rensselaer 2 1954, 1985
Bowling Green 1 1984
Harvard 1 1989
Northern Michigan 1 1991
Providence 1 2015
Union 1 2014
Yale 1 2013

Records[edit]

Team records[edit]

Awards[edit]

At the conclusion of each tournament both an all-tournament team and 'Most Outstanding Player in Tournament' is named. Both achievements have been in effect since the inaugural championship in 1948

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCAA page for men's ice hockey". NCAA.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ "Attendance records and sites" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  3. ^ "Men's Tournament records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  4. ^ "Men's coaching records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2009-02-23.