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2001 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2001 Frozen Four logo
Season 2000–01
Teams 12
Finals Site Pepsi Arena
Albany, New York
Champions Boston College (2nd title)
Runner-Up North Dakota (11th title game)
Semifinalists Michigan (20th Frozen Four)
Michigan State (10th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jerry York (2nd title)
MOP Chuck Kobasew Boston College
Attendance 77,168
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey.

The final event was played at Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York. Boston College, coached by Jerry York, won its first national title since 1949 by defeating North Dakota, 3-2, in overtime on April 7 on a goal scored by sophomore forward Krys Kolanos just 4:43 into the extra session. The Eagles had advanced to the title game after a 4-2 victory over Michigan in one semifinal on April 5, while the national runners-up Fighting Sioux, coached by Dean Blais, shut out Michigan State, 2-0, in the other semifinal earlier that day.

BC, which finished the season with a record of 33-8-2, earned its first NCAA hockey crown in 52 years by besting the three schools that had eliminated it in the three previous Frozen Fours: Maine (1999); Michigan (1998) and; North Dakota (2000).


  • Boston College
  • Minnesota
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mercyhurst
  • Colorado College
  • St. Lawerence
  • Michigan State
  • Wisconsin
  • Providence
  • St. Cloud State
  • North Dakota



Quarterfinals Semifinals Semifinals
East Regional E5 Maine 1
E4 Minnesota 4 E1 Boston College 3
E5 Maine 5*
West Regional W3 Michigan 4
W3 Michigan 4 W2 St.Cloud State 3
W6 Mercyhurst 3
  • Overtime

First Round

March 23- 24


March 24- 25

East Regional E4 Colorado College 1
E3 Colorado College 3** E2 North Dakota 4
W6 St.Lawrence 2
West Regional W4 Wisconsin 1
W4 Wisconsin 4 W1 Michigan State 5
W5 Providence 1
    • 2nd Overtime

Frozen FourEdit

For more detailed information see 2001 Frozen Four


April 5

National Championship

April 7

E1 Boston College 4
W3 Michigan 2
E1 Boston College 3*
E2 North Dakota 2
E2 North Dakota 2
W1 Michigan State 0
  • Overtime

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