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2006 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2006 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 24, 2006, and ended with the championship game on April 8. A total of 15 games were played.

2006 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
2006frozenfour.png
2006 Frozen Four logo
Teams16
Finals site
ChampionsWisconsin Badgers (6th title)
Runner-upBoston College Eagles (7th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachMike Eaves (1st title)
MOPRobbie Earl Wisconsin
Attendance117,613

The tournament is remembered for the win by Holy Cross over Minnesota which is typically considered one of if not the biggest upset in tournament history.[1]

Game locationsEdit

 
Albany
Green Bay
Worcester
Grand Forks
Milwaukee
2006 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[2]Edit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament was announced on March 19, 2006.[3] The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Hockey East and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) each had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, the ECACHL 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.

Midwest Regional – Green Bay West Regional – Grand Forks
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Wisconsin (1) WCHA 26–10–3 At-large bid 22nd 2005 1 Minnesota (2) WCHA 27–8–5 At-large bid 30th 2005
2 Cornell ECACHL 21–8–4 At-large bid 16th 2005 2 North Dakota WCHA 27–15–1 Tournament champion 21st 2005
3 Colorado College WCHA 24–15–2 At-large bid 18th 2005 3 Michigan CCHA 21–14–5 At-large bid 29th 2005
4 Bemidji State CHA 20–13–3 Tournament champion 2nd 2005 4 Holy Cross Atlantic Hockey 26–9–2 Tournament champion 2nd 2004
Northeast Regional – Worcester East Regional – Albany
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston University (3) Hockey East 25–9–4 Tournament champion 29th 2005 1 Michigan State (4) CCHA 24–11–8 Tournament champion 24th 2005
2 Miami CCHA 26–8–4 At-large bid 4th 2004 2 Harvard ECACHL 21–11–2 Tournament champion 21st 2005
3 Boston College Hockey East 23–12–3 At-large bid 26th 2005 3 Maine Hockey East 26–11–2 At-large bid 16th 2005
4 Nebraska-Omaha CCHA 20–14–6 At-large bid 1st Never 4 New Hampshire Hockey East 20–12–7 At-large bid 16th 2005

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

BracketsEdit

Frozen FourEdit

National Semifinals
April 6
National Championship
April 8
      
E3 Maine 2
MW1 Wisconsin 5
MW1 Wisconsin 2
NE3 Boston College 1
W2 North Dakota 5
NE3 Boston College 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

East Regional[4]Edit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) New HampshireEdit


(2) Harvard vs. (3) MaineEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) MaineEdit


Midwest RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Wisconsin vs. (4) Bemidji StateEdit


(2) Cornell vs. (3) Colorado CollegeEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Wisconsin vs. (2) CornellEdit


Northeast RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Boston University vs. (4) Nebraska-OmahaEdit


(2) Miami vs. (3) Boston CollegeEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Boston University vs. (3) Boston CollegeEdit


West RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (4) Holy CrossEdit


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) MichiganEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(2) North Dakota vs. (4) Holy CrossEdit


Frozen Four[17]Edit

National SemifinalEdit

(MW1) Wisconsin vs. (E3) MaineEdit


(W2) North Dakota vs. (NE3) Boston CollegeEdit


National ChampionshipEdit

(MW1) Wisconsin vs. (NE3) Boston CollegeEdit


Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BC Pat Gannon (5) Bertram 09:01 1–0 BC
2nd WIS Robbie Earl (24) Burish and Pavelski 21:17 1–1
3rd WIS Tom Gilbert (12) – GW PP Pavelski and Burish 49:32 2–1 WIS
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st BC Anthony Aiello Interference 03:22 2:00
BC Dan Bertram Holding the Stick 05:57 2:00
WIS Matt Olinger Interference 11:48 2:00
BC Dan Bertram Contact to Head High-Sticking 13:36 2:00
WIS Tom Gilbert Contact to Head High-Sticking 13:36 2:00
BC Dan Bertram Hooking 18:03 2:00
2nd BC Joe Rooney Hooking 22:38 2:00
BC Nathan Gerbe Roughing After The Whistle 25:03 2:00
WIS Andy Brandt Roughing After The Whistle 25:03 2:00
WIS Jeff Likens Contact to Head High-Sticking 26:30 2:00
3rd WIS Jake Dowell Obstruction Cross-Checking 40:50 2:00
BC Nathan Gerbe Interference 42:44 2:00
WIS Andy Brandt Hooking 45:39 2:00
BC Anthony Aiello Hooking 48:34 2:00
BC Tim Filangieri Slashing 51:29 2:00
BC Peter Harrold Boarding 56:32 2:00

All-Tournament Team[22]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[23]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 4 6-3 .667 2 2 1 1
Hockey East 4 6-4 .600 3 2 1 -
CCHA 4 1-4 .200 1 - - -
ECACHL 2 1-2 .333 1 - - -
Atlantic Hockey 1 1-1 .500 1 - - -
CHA 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
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  6. ^ "Maine 6, Harvard 1". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  7. ^ "Maine 5, Michigan State 4". USCHO.com. 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  8. ^ "Wisconsin 4, Bemidji State 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
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  11. ^ "Boston University 9, Nebraska-Omaha 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  12. ^ "Boston College 5, Miami 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  13. ^ "Boston College 5, Boston University 0". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
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  16. ^ "North Dakota 5, Holy Cross 2". USCHO.com. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
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  18. ^ "Wisconsin 5, Maine 2". USCHO.com. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  19. ^ "Boston College 6, North Dakota 5". USCHO.com. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
  20. ^ "Wisconsin 2, Boston College 1". USCHO.com. 2006-04-08. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
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  22. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  23. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.