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2010 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
2010 Men's Frozen Four logo
2010 Frozen Four logo
Season 2009–10
Teams 16
Finals Site Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
Champions Boston College (4th title, 10th title game,
22nd Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Wisconsin (9th title game,
12th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Miami (OH) (2nd Frozen Four)
RIT (1st Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jerry York (4th title)
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 2009  2011 →

The 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 26, 2010, and ended with the championship game on April 10, in which Boston College defeated Wisconsin 5-0 to win its fourth national championship.[1]

ProcedureEdit

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USA location map
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Albany
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Worcester
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Fort Wayne
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St. Paul
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Detroit
2010 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

</div> The four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following are the sites for the 2010 regionals:[1]

March 26 and 27
East Regional, Times Union Center - Albany, New York (Hosts: ECAC Hockey League and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
West Regional, Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, Minnesota (Host: University of Minnesota)
March 27 and 28
Midwest Regional, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, Indiana (Host: University of Notre Dame)
Northeast Regional, DCU Center - Worcester, Massachusetts (Host: College of the Holy Cross)

Each regional winner will advance to the Frozen Four:[1]

April 8 and 10
Ford Field - Detroit, Michigan (Hosts: Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Detroit Metro Sports Commission)

Qualifying teamsEdit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced on March 21, 2010.[2] The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) each had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, Hockey East had three teams receive a berth, College Hockey America (CHA) and ECAC Hockey had two berths each, and Atlantic Hockey had one team receive a berth.

Midwest Regional – Fort Wayne East Regional – Albany
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Miami (OH) (1) CCHA 27–7–7 At-large bid 1 Denver (2) WCHA 27–9–4 At-large bid
2 Bemidji State CHA 23–9–4 At-large bid 2 Cornell ECAC Hockey 21–8–4 Tournament champion
3 Michigan CCHA 25–17–1 Tournament champion 3 New Hampshire Hockey East 17–13–7 At-large bid
4 Alabama–Huntsville CHA 12–17–3 Tournament champion 4 RIT Atlantic Hockey 26–11–1 Tournament champion
Northeast Regional – Worcester West Regional – St. Paul
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Boston College (4) Hockey East 25–10–3 Tournament champion 1 Wisconsin (3) WCHA 25–10–4 At-large bid
2 North Dakota WCHA 25–12–5 Tournament champion 2 St. Cloud State WCHA 23–13–5 At-large bid
3 Yale ECAC Hockey 20–9–3 At-large bid 3 Northern Michigan CCHA 20–12–8 At-large bid
4 Alaska CCHA 18–11–9 At-large bid 4 Vermont Hockey East 17–14–7 At-large bid

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Preliminary roundsEdit

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (EDT/CDT).

Midwest Regional – Fort Wayne, IndianaEdit

  Regional semifinals
March 27
Regional final
March 28
                 
1 Miami 2  
4 Alabama–Huntsville 1  
    1 Miami 3**
  3 Michigan 2
3 Michigan 5
2 Bemidji State 1  

Regional semifinalsEdit

March 27, 2010
4:00 PM
(4) Alabama–Huntsville 1 – 2
(0–1, 0–1, 1–0)
(1) Miami (OH) War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
March 27, 2010
7:30 PM
(3) Michigan 5 – 1
(1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
(2) Bemidji State War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
Attendance: 4,133

Regional finalEdit

March 28, 2010
8:00 PM
(3) Michigan 2 – 3 (2OT)
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(1) Miami War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
Attendance: 3,204

East Regional – Albany, New YorkEdit

  Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
                 
1 Denver 1  
4 RIT 2  
    4 RIT 6
  3 New Hampshire 2
3 New Hampshire 6
2 Cornell 2  

Regional semifinalsEdit

March 26, 2010
3:00 PM
(4) RIT 2 – 1
(1–0, 0–0, 1–1)
(1) Denver Times Union Center, Albany, NY
March 26, 2010
6:30 PM
(3) New Hampshire 6 – 2
(0–1, 2–0, 4–1)
(2) Cornell Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Attendance: 4,073

Regional finalEdit

March 27, 2010
6:30 PM
(4) RIT 6 – 2
(1–1, 3–0, 2–1)
(3) New Hampshire Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Attendance: 3,737

Northeast Regional – Worcester, MassachusettsEdit

  Regional semifinals
March 27
Regional final
March 28
                 
1 Boston College 3  
4 Alaska 1  
    1 Boston College 9
  3 Yale 7
3 Yale 3
2 North Dakota 2  

Regional semifinalsEdit

March 27, 2010
1:30 PM
(4) Alaska 1 – 3
(0–1, 1–0, 0–2)
(1) Boston College DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Attendance: 6,572
March 27, 2010
5:00 PM
(3) Yale 3 – 2
(1–0, 2–0, 0–2)
(2) North Dakota DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Attendance: 6,572

Regional finalEdit

March 28, 2010
5:30 PM
(3) Yale 7 – 9
(1–2, 3–4, 3–3)
(1) Boston College DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Attendance: 6,054

West Regional – St. Paul, MinnesotaEdit

  Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
                 
1 Wisconsin 3  
4 Vermont 2  
    1 Wisconsin 5
  2 St. Cloud State 3
3 Northern Michigan 3
2 St. Cloud State 4**  

Regional semifinalsEdit

March 26, 2010
5:00 PM
(3) Northern Michigan 3 – 4 (2OT)
(2–1, 1–1, 0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(2) St. Cloud State Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
March 26, 2010
8:00 PM
(4) Vermont 2 – 3
(2–1, 0–2, 0–0)
(1) Wisconsin Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Attendance: 7,281

Regional finalEdit

March 27, 2010
8:00 PM
(2) St. Cloud St. 3 – 5
(1–3, 0–0, 2–2)
(1) Wisconsin Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Attendance: 7,182

Frozen Four – Ford Field, Detroit, MichiganEdit

  National semifinals
April 8
National championship
April 10
                 
MW1 Miami (OH) 1  
NE1 Boston College 7  
    NE1 Boston College 5
  W1 Wisconsin 0
E4 RIT 1
W1 Wisconsin 8  

SemifinalsEdit

April 8, 2010
5:00 PM
RIT 1 – 8
(0–2, 1–4, 0–2)
Wisconsin Ford Field, Detroit, MI
April 8, 2010
8:30 PM
Boston College 7 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 4–1)
Miami (OH) Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Attendance: 34,954

National ChampionshipEdit

April 10, 2010
7:00 PM
Boston College 5 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 4–0)
Wisconsin Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Attendance: 37,592

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
CCHA 4 3 – 4 .429 2 1
WCHA 4 4 – 4 .500 2 1 1
Hockey East 3 5 – 2 .714 2 1 1 1
CHA 2 0 – 2 .000
ECAC Hockey 2 1 – 2 .333 1
Atlantic Hockey 1 2 – 1 .667 1 1

Tournament awardsEdit

East RegionalEdit

All-East Regional TeamEdit

  • Goaltender: Jared DeMichiel (RIT)
  • Defensemen: Chris Haltigin (RIT), Dan Ringwald (RIT)
  • Forwards: Tyler Brenner (RIT), Cameron Burt (RIT), Bobby Butler (New Hampshire)[3]

MOPEdit

  • Jared DeMichiel (RIT)[3]

West RegionalEdit

All-West Regional TeamEdit

  • Goaltender: Scott Gudmandson (Wisconsin)
  • Defensemen: Ryan McDonagh (Wisconsin), Brendan Smith (Wisconsin)
  • Forwards: Blake Geoffrion (Wisconsin), Garrett Roe (St. Could State), Tony Mosey (St. Could State)

MOPEdit

  • Blake Geoffrion (Wisconsin)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship. NCAA. Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  2. Miami, Denver, Wisconsin, Boston College Get Top Seeds in NCAA Tournament. USCHO.com (March 21, 2010). Retrieved on 21 March 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McMillan, Ken. "East: RIT Makes Division I History", Inside College Hockey, 2010-03-27. Retrieved on 2010-03-30. 

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