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The 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the national championship tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States in 2015. This was the 67th time the tournament had been held.  The tournament involved 16 teams in single-elimination play to determine the national champion at the Division I level of the NCAA, the highest level of competition in  United States college hockey. The tournament's Frozen Four – the semifinals and finals – were hosted by Hockey East at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Automatic BidsEdit

The post season champions of the six division I confences automatically qualifed for the tournament

At-large BidsEdit

The tournament committee extended 10 "at large" bids to the tournament.

Misc.Edit

  • The 16 teams account for 35 national championships between 9 teams
  • Including 2015, the teams combine for 255 tournament appearances
  • All teams have previously appeared in the tournament
  • 9 of 16 were in last year's tournament
  • The longest drought for an appearance belonged to Michigan Tech (1981)
  • The defending national champion, Union Dutchmen, didn't qualify for the tournament
  • The NCHC had 6 teams qualify, ECAC had 3, Hockey East had 3, WCHA had 2, Atlantic Hockey and the Big Ten had 1 each

Tournament procedureEdit

The tournament consisted of four groups of four teams in regional brackets. The winner of each regional advanced to the Frozen Four:

RegionalsEdit

West RegionalEdit

held at Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota hosted by the University of North Dakota

Semifinals (March 27th)Edit

  • (#2) North Dakota defeated (#15) Quinnipiac 4-1
  • (#10) St. Cloud State defeated (#7) Michigan Tech  3-2 in overtime

Final (March 28th)Edit

  • (#2) North Dakota defeated (#10) St. Cloud State 4-1

Northeast RegionalEdit

held at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire hosted by the University of New Hampshire

Semifinals (March 27th)Edit

  • (#3) Boston University defeated (#14) Yale 3-2 in overtme
  • (#6) Minnesota-Duluth defeated (#11) Minnesota 4-1

Final (March 28th)Edit

  • (#3) Boston University defeated (#6) Minnesota-Duluth 3-2

East RegionalEdit

held at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island hosted by Brown University

Semifinals (March 28th)

  • (#13) Providence defeated (#4) Miami 7-5
  • (#5) Denver defeated (#12) Boston College 5-2

Final (March 29th)

  • (#13) Providence defeated (#5) Denver 4-1

Midwest RegionalEdit

held at the Compton Familty Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana hosted by the University of Notre Dame

Semifinals (March 28th)

  • (#16) RIT defeated  (#1) Minnesota State 2-1
  • (#8) Omaha defeated (#9) Harvard 4-1

Final (March 29th)Edit

  • (#8) Omaha defeated (#16) RIT 4-0

Frozen FourEdit

held at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts hosted by Hockey East

Semifinals (April 9)Edit

  • (#3) Boston University defeated (#2) North Dakota 5-3
  • (#13) Providence defeated (#8) Omaha 4-1

Final (April 11)Edit

  • (#13) Providence defeated (#3) Boston University 4-3

Providence College wins their first National title

BracketEdit

Tournament bracketEdit

  Regional Semifinals
March 27–28
Regional Finals
March 28–29
Semifinals
April 9
Championship
April 11
                                     
1  Minnesota State (1) 1  
4  RIT 2  
  4  RIT 0  
  2  Omaha 4  
2  Omaha 4
3  Harvard 1  
  M2  Omaha 1  
  E4  Providence 4  
1  Miami (OH) (4) 5  
4  Providence 7  
  4  Providence 4
  2  Denver 1  
2  Denver 5
3  Boston College 2  
  E4  Providence 4
  N1  Boston University 3
1  North Dakota (2) 4  
4  Quinnipiac 1  
  1  North Dakota 4
  3  St. Cloud State 1  
2  Michigan Tech 2
3  St. Cloud State 3*  
  W1  North Dakota 3
  N1  Boston University 5  
1  Boston University (3) 3*  
4  Yale 2  
  1  Boston University 3
  2  Minnesota–Duluth 2  
2  Minnesota–Duluth 4
3  Minnesota 1  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


2015 Frozen Four champs

2015 Frozen Four champions Providence College Friars

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