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2005 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 25, 2005, and ended with the championship game on April 9. A total of 15 games were played.

2005 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
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2005 Frozen Four logo
Teams16
Finals site
ChampionsDenver Pioneers (7th title)
Runner-upNorth Dakota Fighting Sioux (12th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachGeorge Gwozdecky (2nd title)
MOPPeter Mannino Denver
Attendance107,003

This tournament marked the first time in NCAA history, in any Division, in any sport, male or female, that the 4 semi-finalists all hailed from the same conference. The University of Denver, Colorado College, University of Minnesota, and University of North Dakota were all members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association [WCHA].

Game locationsEdit

 
Worcester
Grand Rapids
Amherst
Minneapolis
Columbus
2005 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

The NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship is a single-elimination tournament featuring 16 teams representing all six Division I conferences in the nation. The Championship Committee seeds the entire field from 1 to 16 within four regionals of 4 teams. The winners of the six Division I conference championships receive automatic bids to participate in the NCAA Championship. Regional placements are based primarily on the home location of the top seed in each bracket with an attempt made to put the top-ranked teams close to their home site.

Regional SitesEdit

Frozen FourEdit

Qualifying teams[1]Edit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament was announced on March 20, 2005.[2] The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had five teams receive a berth in the tournament, Hockey East had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, the ECACHL had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) had two teams receive a berth in the tournament, while Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America (CHA) both received a single bid for their tournament champions.

East Regional – Worcester Northeast Regional – Amherst
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston College (1) Hockey East 25–6–7 Tournament champion 25th 2004 1 Denver (2) WCHA 28–9–2 Tournament champion 18th 2004
2 North Dakota WCHA 23–12–5 At-large bid 20th 2004 2 New Hampshire Hockey East 25–10–5 At-large bid 15th 2004
3 Boston University Hockey East 22–14–5 At-large bid 28th 2003 3 Harvard ECACHL 21–9–3 At-large bid 20th 2004
4 Mercyhurst Atlantic Hockey 18–15–4 Tournament champion 3rd 2003 4 Bemidji State CHA 23–12–1 Tournament champion 1st Never
Midwest Regional – Grand Rapids West Regional – Minneapolis
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Colorado College (3) WCHA 29–8–3 At-large bid 17th 2003 1 Minnesota (4) WCHA 26–14–1 At-large bid 29th 2004
2 Michigan CCHA 30–7–3 Tournament champion 28th 2004 2 Cornell ECACHL 26–4–3 Tournament champion 15th 2003
3 Wisconsin WCHA 23–13–4 At-large bid 21st 2004 3 Ohio State CCHA 27–10–4 At-large bid 5th 2004
4 Colgate ECACHL 25–10–3 At-large bid 4th 2000 4 Maine Hockey East 20–12–7 At-large bid 15th 2004

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Game locationsEdit

BracketsEdit

Frozen FourEdit

National Semifinals
April 7
National Championship
April 9
      
E2 North Dakota 4
W1 Minnesota 2
E2 North Dakota 1
NE1 Denver 4
MW1 Colorado College 2
NE1 Denver 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

East Regional[3]Edit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Boston College vs. (4) MercyhurstEdit


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) Boston UniversityEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Boston College vs. (2) North DakotaEdit


Midwest RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Colorado College vs. (4) ColgateEdit


(2) Michigan vs. (3) WisconsinEdit


Regional FinalEdit

(1) Colorado College vs. (2) MichiganEdit


Northeast RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Denver vs. (4) Bemidji StateEdit


(2) New Hampshire vs. (3) HarvardEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Denver vs. (2) New HampshireEdit


West RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (4) MaineEdit


(2) Cornell vs. (3) Ohio StateEdit


Regional FinalEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (2) CornellEdit


Frozen Four[16]Edit

National SemifinalEdit

(W1) Minnesota vs. (E2) North DakotaEdit


(NE1) Denver vs. (MW1) Colorado CollegeEdit


National ChampionshipEdit

(NE1) Denver vs. (E2) North DakotaEdit

Scoring summary[20]
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st DEN Jeff Drummond (16) Ulanski and Gauthier 6:15 1–0 DEN
UND Travis Zajac (20) – PP Fuher and Stafford 9:52 1–1
2nd DEN Paul Stastny (16) – GW PP Ulanski and Laatsch 30:08 2–1 DEN
3rd DEN Paul Stastny (17) – PP Carle and Skinner 48:19 3–1 DEN
DEN Gabe Gauthier (26) – EN Stastny 59:23 4–1 DEN
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st UND Matt Greene Roughing 2:31 2:00
DEN Adrian Veideman Roughing 2:31 2:00
UND Matt Greene High-Sticking 6:31 2:00
DEN Andrew Thomas High-Sticking 8:55 2:00
2nd DEN Jussi Halme Tripping 21:28 2:00
DEN Jussi Halme Hooking 25:55 2:00
UND Brian Canady Contact to the Head-Elbowing 28:26 2:00
DEN Paul Stastny Holding 31:37 2:00
UND Rory McMahon Interference 33:34 2:00
UND Andy Schneider Hooking 37:09 2:00
DEN Paul Stastny Obstruction Hooking 38:06 2:00
3rd UND Mike Prpich Unsportsmanlike Conduct 42:57 2:00
DEN Andrew Thomas Holding 42:57 2:00
DEN Michael Handza Unsportsmanlike Conduct 42:57 2:00
UND Matt Greene Cross-Checking 47:01 2:00
UND Nick Fuher Slashing 48:53 2:00
DEN Geoff Paukovich Interference 49:46 2:00

All-Tournament Team[21]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[22]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 5 11-4 .733 4 4 2 1
Hockey East 4 2-4 .333 2 - - -
ECACHL 3 1-3 .250 1 - - -
CCHA 2 1-2 .333 1 - - -
Atlantic Hockey 1 0-1 .000 - - - -
CHA 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

ReferencesEdit

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