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The 2010 NCAA Women's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 8 schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The Frozen Four will be hosted by the University of Minnesota at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [1]

BackgroundEdit

  • March 8: Two teams from the WCHA will compete for the 10th NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The University of Minnesota will be the host school for the 2010 Frozen Four, to be held March 19 and 21 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. WCHA Tournament champion University of Minnesota Duluth, and at-large selection Minnesota will be two of eight competing teams.

Minnesota Duluth (28-8-2) is seeded Number 2 and the Bulldogs will host the New Hampshire Wildcats (19-8-5) on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 pm central standard time. The Golden Gophers (25-8-5) are the number 3 seed, and will host the Clarkson Golden Eagles (23-11-5), on March 13 at 4:00 pm central standard time. Minnesota Duluth won the Forzen Four for the first three years that the tournament was held (2001, 2002 and 2003). The Golden Gophers proceeded to win the next two Frozen Four tournaments (2004 and 2005). [2] Neither team has won since.

Tournament proceduresEdit

  • Mercyhurst (29-2-3) enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed and will host Boston University (17-8-12) on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 pm ET.
  • No. 2 seeded Minnesota Duluth (28-8-2) will host New Hampshire (19-8-5) on Saturday, March 13 at 2:00 pm CT.
  • Minnesota (25-8-5) enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed, and will host Clarkson (23-11-5), March 13 at 4:00 pm CT.
  • Harvard (20-7-5), the No. 4 seed, will take on Cornell (19-8-6) on March 13 at TBD ET.


Game SummariesEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Date Time Teams Score Notes
March 13 2:00 pm ET Mercyhurst (29-2-3) vs. Boston University (17-8-12) Mercyhurst, 4-1[3] Bailey Bram scored two goals, including the game winner
March 13 2:00 pm CT Minnesota Duluth (28-8-2) vs. New Hampshire (19-8-5) 2-1[4] The Bulldogs fourth consecutive trip to Frozen Four
March 13 4:00 pm CT Minnesota (25-8-5) vs. Clarkson (23-11-5) 3-2 (OT)[5] Emily West scored the game winning goal
March 13 7:00 pm Harvard (20-7-5) vs. Cornell (19-8-6) Cornell, 6-2[6] Will play Mercyhurst for third time this season

Frozen Four – Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, MinnesotaEdit

  National Semifinals
March 19
National Championship Game
March 21
                 
M2 Mercyhurst 2  
W1 Cornell 3  
    W1 Cornell 2
  S1 Minnesota Duluth 3
S1 Minnesota Duluth 3
E3 Minnesota 2  
[7]

Championship gameEdit

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Jessica Wong scored with 33.6 seconds left in triple overtime as Minnesota Duluth defeated Cornell 3-2 for its fifth NCAA women's hockey championship in the longest game in Frozen Four history on Sunday at Ridder Arena

All-Tournament teamEdit

  • Emmanuelle Blais, Minnesota Duluth
  • Jessica Wong, Minnesota Duluth
  • Laura Fridfinnson, Minnesota Duluth

Tournament notesEdit

Saara Tuominen and Jaime Rasmussen were the only players to have had two points in the championship game. Two records were set in the championship game. The game set an NCAA Frozen Four record for longest game at four hours and twenty-four minutes. Cornell goaltender Amanda Mazzotta set a record for most saves in an NCAA Championship game with 61 saves. The former record holder was Bulldog goaltender Patricia Sautter. She had the old record of 41 set in 2003.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Championship Sites For 2010 And 2011 Released. NCAA. Retrieved on 2009-04-01.
  2. http://www.wcha.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030810aaa.html
  3. http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/3/13/WHOCK_0313102033.aspx
  4. http://www.umdbulldogs.com/teams-womens-hockey.php?id=4970&page=news
  5. http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=38864&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=204907854
  6. http://www.cornellbigred.com/news/2010/3/13/WICE_0313103301.aspx
  7. http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/032110aad.html
  8. http://www.umdbulldogs.com/teams-womens-hockey.php?id=4999&page=news
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