The 2005 NCAA Women's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 18, 2005, and ended with the championship game on March 27.[1]

The 2005 tournament was the first to feature eight teams. The highest four seeds were invited to host first round competition for the right to advance to the Frozen Four. The expanded field also allowed for the creation of auto-bids for each of the four conferences in Division I women's hockey at the time.

The 2005 tournament was also the last to feature a consolation game. From 2006 forward, both teams losing semi-final games were awarded third place.

Qualifying teamsEdit

The at-large bids, along with the seeding for each team in the tournament, were announced on Sunday, March 13.

Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
1 Minnesota WCHA 33–2–2 Tournament Champion
2 Minnesota Duluth WCHA 22–6–4 At-Large Bid
3 Harvard ECAC 24–6–3 Tournament Champion
4 Dartmouth ECAC 26–6–0 At-Large Bid
5 Wisconsin WCHA 28–8–1 At Large Bid
6 Mercyhurst CHA 26–7–5 Tournament Champion
7 St Lawrence ECAC 26–7–5 At Large Bid
8 Providence Hockey East 21–10–5 Tournament Champion


  National Quarterfinals[2]
Home Sites
March 18-March 20
National Semifinals[2]
Durham, New Hampshire
March 25
National Championship[2]
Durham, New Hampshire
March 27
  1  Minnesota 6  
8  Providence 1  
  1  Minnesota 7  
Higher seed hosts
  4  Dartmouth 2  
5  Wisconsin 3
  4  Dartmouth 4  
    1  Minnesota 4
  3  Harvard 3
  3  Harvard 5***  
6  Mercyhurst 4  
3  Harvard 4
Higher seed hosts
  7  St Lawrence 1  
7  St Lawrence 3*
  2  Minnesota-Duluth 2  

* Overtime

*** 3rd Overtime

St Lawrence defeated Dartmouth 5-1 in the Consolation Game.[2]

All-Tournament TeamEdit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)


  1. Division I Women's Ice Hockey Championship History. NCAA. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship Tournament Records. NCAA. Retrieved on 2009-03-26.

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