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The annual NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship tournaments determine the top women's ice hockey teams in NCAA Division I and Division III. Women's ice hockey does not have a Division II classification. The Division I tournament is officially called the National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship.

This tournament is a single elimination competition of eight teams (seven for Division III) that has determined the women's collegiate national champion since 2000-01, when the NCAA began sponsoring the sport. The semi-finals and finals are called the "Women's Frozen Four." This moniker is similar to the name used by the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship. The term is derived from the term "final four."

The Patty Kazmaier Award ceremony takes place annually during Women's Frozen Four weekend.

National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey ChampionshipEdit

YearChampionScoreRunner-upCityArena
2001Minnesota-Duluth 4-2St. LawrenceMinneapolis, MNMariucci Arena
2002Minnesota-Duluth3-2BrownDurham, NHWhittemore Center
2003Minnesota-Duluth4-3 (2OT)HarvardDuluth, MNDECC
2004Minnesota6-2HarvardProvidence, RIDunkin' Donuts Center
2005Minnesota4-3HarvardDurham, NHWhittemore Center
2006Wisconsin3-0MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNMariucci Arena
2007Wisconsin 4-1 Minnesota-DuluthLake Placid, NYHerb Brooks Arena
2008Minnesota-Duluth 4-0 WisconsinDuluth, MNDECC
2009Wisconsin 5-0 MercyhurstBoston, MAAgganis Arena
2010Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 (3OT) Cornell Minneapolis, MNRidder Arena
2011 - - - Erie, PALouis J. Tullio Arena

Tournament format historyEdit

4 teams (single-elimination)
2001–2004
8 teams (single-elimination)
2005–2009

Consolation game discontinued after 2005.

Appearances by conferenceEdit

WCHAEdit

School # of Appearances
Minnesota (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010)
Minnesota-Duluth (2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Wisconsin (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

HEAEdit

School # of Appearances
Boston College (2007)
New Hampshire (2006, 2008)

CHAEdit

School # of Appearances
Mercyhurst (2009, 2010)
Niagara (was in ECAC at time) 1 (2002)

ECACEdit

School # of Appearances
Brown (2002)
Cornell (2010)
Dartmouth (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Harvard (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008)
St. Lawrence (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Championships by conferernceEdit

Conference # of titles
CHA None
ECAC None
HEA None
WCHA 10 (2001-2010)


Most Outstanding PlayerEdit

Year Player School
2001 Maria Rooth Minnesota-Duluth
2002 Kristy Zamora Brown
2003 Caroline Ouellette Minnesota-Duluth
2004 Krissy Wendell Minnesota
2005 Natalie Darwitz Minnesota
2006 Jessie Vetter Wisconsin
2007 Sara Bauer Wisconsin
2008 Kim Martin Minnesota Duluth
2009 Jessie Vetter Wisconsin
2010 Emmanuelle Blais Minnesota-Duluth
2011

NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey ChampionshipEdit

YearChampionScoreRunner-up
2002 Elmira 2–1 Manhattanville
2003 Elmira 5–1 Manhattanville
2004 Middlebury 2–1 Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2005 Middlebury 4–3 Elmira
2006 Middlebury 3–1 Plattsburgh State
2007 Plattsburgh State 2–1 Middlebury
2008 Plattsburgh State 3–2 Manhattanville
2009 Amherst 4–3 (OT) Elmira
2010 Amherst 7–2 Norwich

ReferencesEdit


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