This is the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament. This was the fourteenth time a national championship tournament at the Division III level had been held and was was the twelfth one sanctioned by the NCAA.
Eight teams qualify for the single elimination tournament
- Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties defeated Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons 4-2
- Plattsburgh Cardinals defeated Middlebury Panthers 4-2
- Norwich Cadets defeated Amherst Lord Jeffs 5-0
- RIT Tigers defeated Concordia Cobbers 5-2
- Norwich Cadets defeated Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties 4-3 (ot)
- RIT Tigers defeated Plattsburgh Cardinals 2-1 (ot)