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NCAA Division I women’s hockey tournament

2019 bracket

Quarterfinals
March 16
Semifinals
March 22
Championship
March 24
1 Wisconsin
4
Syracuse
0
Madison, Wis.
4 Clarkson
2
Boston College
1
Potsdam, N.Y. (OT)
2 Minnesota
5
Princeton
2
Minneapolis
3 Northeastern
2
Cornell
3
Boston (OT)
Wisconsin
5
Clarkson
0
Hamden, Conn.
Minnesota
2
Cornell
0
Hamden, Conn.
Wisconsin
2
Minnesota
0
Hamden, Conn.

2019 tournament

Locations, dates:

Selection show: TBA

First round: Campus sites, March 16.

Frozen Four: People’s United Center, Hamden, Conn., March 22 and 24

Qualifying teams: 8

Format: The top four teams according to the selection criteria will be seeded 1-4. The remaining four teams will be placed in the bracket based on relative strength as long as these pairings do not result in additional flights. All rounds are single elimination. More: NCAA Division I women’s tournament selection process

Automatic qualifiers: Postseason tournament champions from CHA, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East and WCHA.

NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey committee

Anita Brenner, Cornell deputy athletic director

Katie Crowley, Boston College coach

Kate McAfee, New Hampshire associate athletic director

Mike Sisti, Mercyhurst coach

Abbey Strong, Minnesota Duluth assistant athletic director

Future sites

2020

Frozen Four: Agganis Arena, Boston, March 20 and 22

2021

Frozen Four: Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, Pa., March 19 and 21

2022

Frozen Four: Pegula Ice Arena, State College, Pa., March 18 and 20

NCAA champions

YearChampionRunner-upSite
2019WisconsinMinnesotaHamden, Conn.
2018ClarksonColgateMinneapolis
2017ClarksonWisconsinSt. Charles, Mo.
2016MinnesotaBoston CollegeDurham, N.H.
2015MinnesotaHarvardMinneapolis
2014ClarksonMinnesotaHamden, Conn.
2013MinnesotaBoston UniversityMinneapolis
2012MinnesotaWisconsinDuluth, Minn.
2011WisconsinBoston UniversityErie, Pa.
2010Minnesota-DuluthCornellMinneapolis
2009WisconsinMercyhurstBoston
2008Minnesota-DuluthWisconsinDuluth, Minn.
2007WisconsinMinnesota-DuluthLake Placid, N.Y.
2006WisconsinMinnesotaMinneapolis
2005MinnesotaHarvardDurham, N.H.
2004MinnesotaHarvardProvidence, R.I.
2003Minnesota-DuluthHarvardDuluth, Minn.
2002Minnesota-DuluthBrownDurham, N.H.
2001Minnesota-DuluthSt. LawrenceMinneapolis
2000*MinnesotaBrownBoston
1999*HarvardNew HampshireMinneapolis
1998*New HampshireBrownBoston

* — National Championship sponsored by the AWCHA, not the NCAA, from 1998 to 2000

NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Players

YearWinner, Position, School
2019Kristen Campbell, G, Wisconsin
2018Shea Tiley, G, Clarkson
2017Cayley Mercer, F, Clarkson
2016Sarah Potomak, F, Minnesota
2015Hannah Brandt, F, Minnesota
2014Jamie Lee Rattray, F, Clarkson
2013Noora Raty, G, Minnesota
2012Noora Raty, G, Minnesota
2011Meghan Duggan, F, Wisconsin and Hilary Knight, F, Wisconsin
2010Emmanuelle Blais, F, Minnesota-Duluth
2009Jessie Vetter, G, Wisconsin
2008Kim Martin, G, Minnesota-Duluth
2007Sara Bauer, F, Wisconsin
2006Jessie Vetter, G, Wisconsin
2005Natalie Darwitz, F, Minnesota
2004Krissy Wendell, F, Minnesota
2003Caroline Ouellette, F, Minnesota-Duluth
2002Kristy Zamora, F, Brown
2001Maria Rooth, F, Minnesota-Duluth
2000Erica Killewald, G, Minnesota
1999Jennifer Botterill, F, Harvard
1998Winny Brodt, D, Minnesota