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2007 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2007frozenfour
2007 Frozen Four logo
Season 2006–07
Teams 16
Finals Site Scottrade Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Champions Michigan State (3rd title, 5th title game,
10th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston College (8th title game,
20th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists North Dakota (17th Frozen Four)
Maine (12th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Rick Comley (2nd title)
MOP Justin Abdelkader Michigan State
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 2006  2008 →

The 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 23, 2007, and ended with the championship game on April 7.

Michigan State University, coached by Rick Comley, won its third national title with a 3–1 victory in the championship game over Boston College, coached by Jerry York.

Justin Abdelkader, sophomore forward for Michigan State, was named the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player with the tournament winning goal and two assists.

Tournament procedureEdit

The NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship is a single-elimination tournament featuring 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 four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following were the sites for the 2007 regionals:

March 23 and 24
East Regional, Blue Cross Arena - Rochester, New York (Host: ECAC Hockey)
Midwest Regional, Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Michigan (Host: Western Michigan University)
March 24 and 25
West Regional, Pepsi Center - Denver, Colorado (Host: University of Denver)
Northeast Regional, Verizon Wireless Arena - Manchester, New Hampshire (Host: University of New Hampshire)

Each regional winner advanced to the Frozen Four:

April 5 and 7
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Missouri (Hosts: College Hockey America and the St. Louis Sports Commission)

Qualifying teamsEdit

East Regional – Rochester
Seed Team Record Conference Coach Berth Type
1 Clarkson 25-8-5 ECAC George Roll Tournament Champion
2 St. Cloud State 22-10-7 WCHA Bob Motzko At-Large Selection
3 Maine 21-14-2 Hockey East Tim Whitehead At-Large Selection
4 Massachusetts 20-12-5 Hockey East Don Cahoon At-Large Selection
Midwest Regional – Grand Rapids
Seed Team Record Conference Coach Berth Type
1 Notre Dame 31-6-3 CCHA Jeff Jackson Tournament Champion
2 Boston University 20-9-9 Hockey East Jack Parker At-Large Selection
3 Michigan State 22-13-3 CCHA Rick Comley At-Large Selection
4 Alabama-Huntsville 13-19-3 CHA Doug Ross Tournament Champion
Northeast Regional – Manchester
Seed Team Record Conference Coach Berth Type
1 New Hampshire 26-10-2 Hockey East Dick Umile At-Large Selection
2 Boston College 26-11-1 Hockey East Jerry York Tournament Champion
3 St. Lawrence 23-13-2 ECAC Joe Marsh At-Large Selection
4 Miami (OH) 23-13-4 CCHA Enrico Blasi At-Large Selection
West Regional – Denver
Seed Team Record Conference Coach Berth Type
1 Minnesota 30-9-3 WCHA Don Lucia Tournament Champion
2 Michigan 26-13-1 CCHA Gordon Berenson At-Large Selection
3 North Dakota 22-13-5 WCHA Dave Hakstol At-Large Selection
4 Air Force 19-15-5 Atlantic Hockey Frank Serratore Tournament Champion

BracketsEdit

The number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

West Regional – Denver, ColoradoEdit

First round

March 24

Regional Finals

March 25

1 Minnesota (1) 4
4 Air Force 3
1 Minnesota (1) 2
3 North Dakota 3*
2 Michigan 5
3 North Dakota 8

Northeast Regional – Manchester, New HampshireEdit

First round

March 24

Regional Finals

March 25

1 New Hampshire (4) 1
4 Miami (OH) 2
4 Miami (OH) 0
2 Boston College 4
2 Boston College 4
3 St. Lawrence 1

East Regional – Rochester, New YorkEdit

First round

March 23

Regional Finals

March 24

1 Clarkson (3) 0
4 Massachusetts 1*
4 Massachusetts 1
3 Maine 3
2 St. Cloud State 1
3 Maine 4

Midwest Regional – Grand Rapids, MichiganEdit

First round

March 23

Regional Finals

March 24

1 Notre Dame (2) 3**
4 Alabama-Huntsville 2
1 Notre Dame (2) 1
3 Michigan State 2
2 Boston University 1
3 Michigan State 5

Frozen Four – St. Louis, MissouriEdit

For more detailed information see 2007 Frozen Four

Semifinals

April 5

National Championship

April 7

W3 North Dakota 4
NE2 Boston College 6
NE2 Boston College 1
MW3 Michigan State 3
E3 Maine 2
MW3 Michigan State 4
  • Overtime
    • Double Overtime

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
Hockey East 5 6-5 .545 3 2 1 -
CCHA 4 6-3 .666 3 1 1 1
WCHA 3 3-3 .500 2 1 - -
ECAC Hockey 2 0-2 .000 - - - -
Atlantic Hockey 1 0-1 .000 - - - -
CHA 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

All-Tournament TeamEdit

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