NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship

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NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Division I Championship
SportIce hockey
No. of teams18
CountryUnited States
Most recent
Division I - Minnesota Duluth Division III - Norwich University
TV partner(s)ESPN

The NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship refers to either of the two championships in men's ice hockey – one in Division I and one in Division III – contested by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since 1971.[1] The NCAA Division II Men's Ice Hockey Championship, contested from 1978 to 1984 and from 1993 to 1999, was discontinued due to a lack of Division II conferences sponsoring ice hockey.

Starting in 1999, the semi-finals and finals for the Division I championship are branded as the "Frozen Four", echoing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament's "Final Four".

The NCAA started a Women's Frozen Four beginning with the 2000-01 season.

The Hobey Baker Award ceremony, Hockey Humanitarian Award ceremony, and Town Hall Meeting take place annually during Frozen Four weekend.[2]

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  1. ^ "NCAA page for men's ice hockey". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ "Hobey Baker Award". Retrieved 2008-05-15.