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2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the national championship tournament for men's college ice hockey in the United States in 2014. 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 college hockey. The tournament's Frozen Four – the semifinals and finals – was hosted by ECAC Hockey at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.[1]

2014 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
2014 Frozen Four.jpg
2014 Frozen Four logo
Teams16
Finals site
ChampionsUnion Dutchmen (1st title)
Runner-upMinnesota Golden Gophers (12th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachRick Bennett (1st title)
MOPShayne Gostisbehere Union
Attendance18,742

Union defeated Minnesota 7–4 to win the program's first NCAA title.

Tournament procedureEdit

 
Bridgeport
Worcester
Cincinnati
St. Paul
Philadelphia
2014 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

The tournament will consist of four groups of four teams in regional brackets. The four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following are the sites for the 2014 regionals:[2][3]

March 28 and 29
East Regional, Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut (Hosts: Yale University and Fairfield University)
Midwest Regional, US Bank ArenaCincinnati (Host: Miami University)
March 29 and 30
Northeast Regional, DCU CenterWorcester, Massachusetts (Host: College of the Holy Cross)
West Regional, Xcel Energy CenterSaint Paul, Minnesota (Host: University of Minnesota)

The winner of each regional will advance to the Frozen Four:

April 10 and 12
Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia (Host: ECAC Hockey)

Qualifying teamsEdit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced on March 23.[4] Hockey East had five teams receive a berth in the tournament, ECAC Hockey and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) each had three teams receive a berth, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and Big Ten Conference each had two teams receive a berth, and one team from Atlantic Hockey received a berth.

West Regional – St. Paul Northeast Regional – Worcester
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Minnesota (1) Big Ten 25–6–6 At-large bid 35th 2013 1 Boston College (2) Hockey East 26–7–4 At-large bid 33rd 2013
2 Notre Dame Hockey East 23–14–2 At-large bid 7th 2013 2 UMass Lowell Hockey East 25–10–4 Tournament champion 6th 2013
3 St. Cloud State NCHC 21–10–5 At-large bid 10th 2013 3 Minnesota State WCHA 26–13–1 Tournament champion 3rd 2013
4 Robert Morris Atlantic Hockey 19–17–5 Tournament champion 1st Never 4 Denver NCHC 20–15–6 Tournament champion 24th 2013
Midwest Regional – Cincinnati East Regional – Bridgeport
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Wisconsin (4) Big Ten 24–10–2 Tournament champion 26th 2013 1 Union (3) ECAC Hockey 28–6–4 Tournament champion 4th 2013
2 Ferris State WCHA 28–10–3 At-large bid 3rd 2012 2 Quinnipiac ECAC Hockey 24–9–6 At-large bid 3rd 2013
3 Colgate ECAC Hockey 20–13–5 At-large bid 5th 2005 3 Providence Hockey East 21–10–6 At-large bid 10th 2001
4 North Dakota NCHC 23–13–3 At-large bid 29th 2013 4 Vermont Hockey East 20–14–3 At-large bid 6th 2010

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Tournament bracketEdit

First round
March 28–29
Second round
March 29–30
Semifinals
April 10
Championship
April 12
            
1 Minnesota (1) 7
4 Robert Morris 3
1 Minnesota 4
Saint Paul, Minnesota – Sat/Sun
3 St. Cloud State 0
2 Notre Dame 3
3 St. Cloud State 4*
W1 Minnesota 2
MW4 North Dakota 1
1 Wisconsin (4) 2
4 North Dakota 5
4 North Dakota 2**
Cincinnati – Fri/Sat
2 Ferris State 1
2 Ferris State 1
3 Colgate 0
W1 Minnesota 4
E1 Union 7
1 Boston College (2) 6
4 Denver 2
1 Boston College 4
Worcester, Massachusetts – Sat/Sun
2 UMass Lowell 3
2 UMass Lowell 2
3 Minnesota State 1
NE1 Boston College 4
E1 Union 5
1 Union (3) 5
4 Vermont 2
1 Union 3
Bridgeport, Connecticut – Fri/Sat
3 Providence 1
2 Quinnipiac 0
3 Providence 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4).

ResultsEdit

West Region – Saint Paul, MinnesotaEdit

Regional SemifinalEdit

March 29, 2014
5:30 pm
ESPN2
(4) Robert Morris3 – 7
(0–3, 2–1, 1–3)
(1) MinnesotaXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
Attendance: 9,232
March 29, 2014
9:00 pm
ESPNU
(3) St. Cloud State4 – 3 (OT)
(2–1, 1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
(2) Notre DameXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
Attendance: 9,232

Regional FinalEdit

March 30, 2014
7:30 pm
ESPNU
(3) St. Cloud State0 – 4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
(1) MinnesotaXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul
Attendance: 8,893

Northeast Region – Worcester, MassachusettsEdit

Regional SemifinalEdit

March 29, 2014
4:00 pm
ESPNU
(4) Denver2 – 6
(0–3, 1–3, 1–0)
(1) Boston CollegeDCU Center, Worcester
Attendance: 6,522
March 29, 2014
7:30 pm
ESPN3
(3) Minnesota State1 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
(2) Massachusetts–LowellDCU Center, Worcester
Attendance: 6,522

Regional FinalEdit

March 30, 2014
5:00 pm
ESPNU
(2) Massachusetts–Lowell3 – 4
(1–1, 1–1, 1–2)
(1) Boston CollegeDCU Center, Worcester
Attendance: 5,474

East Region – Bridgeport, ConnecticutEdit

Regional SemifinalEdit

March 28, 2014
2:00 pm
ESPNU
(4) Vermont2 – 5
(1–2, 0–1, 1–2)
(1) UnionWebster Bank Arena, Bridgeport
Attendance: 6,529
March 28, 2014
5:30 pm
ESPNU
(3) Providence4 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 0–0)
(2) QuinnipiacWebster Bank Arena, Bridgeport
Attendance: 6,529

Regional FinalEdit

March 29, 2014
3:00 pm
ESPN2
(3) Providence1 – 3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
(1) UnionWebster Bank Arena, Bridgeport
Attendance: 6,655

Midwest Region – CincinnatiEdit

Regional SemifinalEdit

March 28, 2014
4:30 pm
ESPN3
(3) Colgate0 – 1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
(2) Ferris StateU.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati
Attendance: 5,390
March 28, 2014
8:00 pm
ESPNU
(4) North Dakota5 – 2
(1–1, 1–0, 3–1)
(1) WisconsinU.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati
Attendance: 5,390

Regional FinalEdit

March 29, 2014
6:30 pm
ESPNU
(4) North Dakota2 – 1 (2OT)
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
(2) Ferris StateU.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati
Attendance: 5,721

Frozen Four – PhiladelphiaEdit

SemifinalEdit

April 10, 2014
8:30 pm
ESPN2
(4) North Dakota1 – 2
(0–0, 0–0, 1–2)
(1) MinnesotaWells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Attendance: 17,311
April 10, 2014
5:00 pm
ESPN2
(1) Union5 – 4
(0–1, 2–1, 3–2)
(1) Boston CollegeWells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Attendance: 17,311

National Championship – PhiladelphiaEdit

April 12, 2014
7:30 pm
ESPN
(1) Union7 – 4
(4–2, 0–1, 3–1)
(1) MinnesotaWells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Attendance: 18,742
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st MIN Justin Kloos (16) Condon and Cammarata 02:37 1–0 MIN
UNI Shayne Gostisbehere (9) Taylor and Lichtenwald 09:26 1–1
MIN Sam Warning (14) Rau and Parenteau 10:03 2–1 MIN
UNI Mike Vecchione (14) Carr and Ciampini 15:09 2–2
UNI Eli Lichtenwald (9) Gostisbehere 16:06 3–2 UNI
UNI Daniel Ciampini (23) Novak and Hatch 17:03 4–2 UNI
2nd MIN Taylor Cammarata (10) Kloos and Parenteau 21:13 4–3 UNI
3rd UNI Max Novak (15) – GW Sullivan and Gingras 45:31 5–3 UNI
MIN Hudson Fasching (14) – PP Boyd and M. Reilly 56:20 5–4 UNI
UNI Kevin Sullivan (9) Bodie and Gostisbehere 58:38 6–4 UNI
UNI Mat Bodie (8) – EN unassisted 59:15 7–4 UNI
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st MIN Brady Skjei Roughing 00:19 2:00
MIN Sam Warning Hooking 03:11 2:00
UNI Shayne Gostisbehere Holding 06:42 2:00
UNI Kevin Sullivan Hitting after the Whistle 18:44 2:00
MIN Tom Serratore Hitting after the Whistle 18:44 2:00
2nd UNI Daniel Ciampini Tripping 22:25 2:00
MIN Brady Skjei Roughing 29:33 2:00
MIN Jake Parenteau Slashing 35:39 2:00
UNI Sam Coatta Holding the Stick 38:06 2:00
3rd MIN Nate Condon Tripping 41:36 2:00
MIN Tom Serratore Holding 49:00 2:00
MIN Bench (Served by Justin Kloos) Too Many Players 51:57 2:00
UNI Charlie Vasaturo Roughing 55:25 2:00

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
Hockey East 5 4–5 .444 3 1 - -
ECAC Hockey 3 4–2 .667 1 1 1 1
NCHC 3 3–3 .500 2 1 - -
Big Ten 2 3–2 .600 1 1 1 -
WCHA 2 1–2 .333 1 - - -
Atlantic Hockey 1 0–1 .000 - - - -

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

ESPN had US television rights to all games during the tournament.[5] For the tenth consecutive year ESPN aired every game, beginning with the regionals, on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, and ESPN3. They also streamed them online via WatchESPN.[6]

Broadcast AssignmentsEdit

Regionals

Frozen Four & Championship

  • John Buccigross, Barry Melrose, & Quint Kessenich – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

RadioEdit

Westwood One used exclusive radio rights to air both of the semifinal games and the national championship game, all together referred to as the "Frozen Four."[7]

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Frozen FourEdit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCAA Awards Frozen Four To Pittsburgh In 2013 And Philadelphia In 2014" (Press release). NCAA. July 13, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Sites for 2014 NCAA D-I men's regionals announced". USCHO.com. October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2018-04-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Minnesota named top seed in 2014 Division I Men's Hockey tournament". NCAA.com. March 23, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Margolis, Rachel (December 15, 2011). "ESPN and NCAA® Extend Rights Agreement through 2023–24". ESPN. Retrieved 15 Dec 2011.
  6. ^ Volner, Derek (March 20, 2014). "ESPN to Cover Entire 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Championship". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved 20 Mar 2014.
  7. ^ "NCAA, Westwood One extend deal". NCAA. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Frozen Four on Westwood One". Westwood One. January 13, 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-03-10. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  9. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.