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1998 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 1997–98
Teams 12
Finals Site FleetCenter
Boston
Champions Michigan Wolverines (9th title, 11th title game,
19th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston College Eagles (4th title game,
15th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists New Hampshire Wildcats (4th Frozen Four)
Ohio State Buckeyes (1st Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Red Berenson (2nd title)
MOP Marty Turco Michigan
Attendance 79,362
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1997  1999 →

The 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 27, 1998, and ended with the championship game on April 4. A total of 11 games were played.

Qualifying teams[1]Edit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), the ECAC, Hockey East and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) all received 3 berths in the tournament.

East Regional – Albany West Regional – Ann Arbor
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston University Hockey East 28–7–2 At-large bid 24th 1997 1 Michigan State CCHA 33–5–5 Tournament champion 18th 1997
2 Boston College Hockey East 26–8–5 Tournament champion 19th 1991 2 North Dakota WCHA 30–7–1 At-large bid 14th 1997
3 Clarkson ECAC 23–8–3 At-large bid 17th 1997 3 Michigan CCHA 30–11–1 At-large bid 21st 1997
4 Wisconsin WCHA 26–13–1 Tournament champion 17th 1995 4 Ohio State CCHA 25–12–2 At-large bid 1st Never
5 New Hampshire Hockey East 23–11–1 At-large bid 9th 1997 5 Yale ECAC 23–8–3 At-large bid 2nd 1952
6 Colorado College WCHA 25–12–3 At-large bid 12th 1997 6 Princeton ECAC 18–10–7 Tournament champion 1st Never

Game locationsEdit

BracketsEdit

RegionalsEdit

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 27–28
    Regional Semifinals
March 28–29
    Frozen Four
                           
  East Regional     E1 Boston University 3  
  E4 Wisconsin 4     E5 New Hampshire 4*    
  E5 New Hampshire 7              
           
  West Regional     W2 North Dakota 3    
  W3 Michigan 2     W3 Michigan 4  
  W6 Princeton 1  

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 27–28
    Regional Semifinals
March 28–29
    Frozen Four
                           
  East Regional     E2 Boston College 6  
  E3 Clarkson 1     E6 Colorado College 1    
  E6 Colorado College 3              
           
  West Regional     W1 Michigan State 3    
  W4 Ohio State 4     W4 Ohio State 4*  
  W5 Yale 0  

Frozen FourEdit

  National Semifinals
April 2
National Championship
April 4
                 
E5 New Hampshire 0  
W3 Michigan 4  
    W3 Michigan 3*
  E2 Boston College 2
E2 Boston College 5
W4 Ohio State 2  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional QuarterfinalsEdit

East RegionalEdit

(3) Clarkson vs. (6) Colorado CollegeEdit


(4) Wisconsin vs. (5) New HampshireEdit


West RegionalEdit

(3) Michigan vs. (6) PrincetonEdit


(4) Ohio State vs. (5) YaleEdit


Regional SemifinalsEdit

East RegionalEdit

(1) Boston University vs. (5) New HampshireEdit


(2) Boston College vs. (6) Colorado CollegeEdit


West RegionalEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Ohio StateEdit


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) MichiganEdit


Frozen FourEdit

National SemifinalEdit

(E5) New Hampshire vs. (W3) MichiganEdit


(E2) Boston College vs. (W4) Ohio StateEdit


National ChampionshipEdit

(W3) Michigan vs. (E2) Boston CollegeEdit


All-Tournament Team[3]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[4]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
CCHA 3 6-2 .750 3 2 1 1
Hockey East 3 4-3 .571 3 2 1
WCHA 3 1-3 .250 2 - - -
ECAC 3 0-3 .000 - - - -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. 
  2. "Michigan State 2013-14 Hockey History", Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved on 2017-02-11. 
  3. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", NCAA.org. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. 
  4. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. 
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