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2001 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
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2001 Frozen Four logo
Season 2000–01
Teams 12
Finals Site Pepsi Arena
Albany, New York
Champions Boston College (2nd title)
Runner-Up North Dakota (11th title game)
Semifinalists Michigan (20th Frozen Four)
Michigan State (10th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jerry York (2nd title)
MOP Chuck Kobasew Boston College
Attendance 77,168
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 2000  2002 →

The 2001 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.

The final event was played at Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York. Boston College, coached by Jerry York, won its first national title since 1949 by defeating North Dakota, 3-2, in overtime on April 7 on a goal scored by sophomore forward Krys Kolanos just 4:43 into the extra session. The Eagles had advanced to the title game after a 4-2 victory over Michigan in one semifinal on April 5, while the national runners-up Fighting Sioux, coached by Dean Blais, shut out Michigan State, 2-0, in the other semifinal earlier that day.

BC, which finished the season with a record of 33-8-2, earned its first NCAA hockey crown in 52 years by besting the three schools that had eliminated it in the three previous Frozen Fours: Maine (1999); Michigan (1998) and; North Dakota (2000).

2001 was the first year in which the MAAC received an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament,[1] with their representative being the Mercyhurst Lakers. Also, 2001 was the first year Frozen Four patches would debut and be worn by the final four teams.

Qualifying teams[2]Edit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded on March 17, 2001. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) had five teams receive a berth in the tournament, Hockey East had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) had two berths, while the ECAC and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) each received one entry into the tournament, with the latter making its first appearance in the NCAA championship.

West Regional – Grand Rapids East Regional – Worcester
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Michigan State (1) CCHA 32–4–4 Tournament champion 21st 2000 1 Boston College (2) Hockey East 30–8–2 Tournament champion 22nd 2000
2 St. Cloud State WCHA 31–8–1 Tournament champion 3rd 2000 2 North Dakota WCHA 27–7–9 At-large bid 17th 2000
3 Michigan CCHA 25–12–5 At-large bid 24th 2000 3 Colorado College WCHA 26–12–1 At-large bid 14th 1999
4 Wisconsin WCHA 21–14–4 At-large bid 19th 2000 4 Minnesota WCHA 27–12–2 At-large bid 25th 1997
5 Providence Hockey East 22–12–5 At-large bid 9th 1996 5 Maine Hockey East 19–11–7 At-large bid 11th 2000
6 Mercyhurst MAAC 22–11–2 Tournament champion 1st Never 6 St. Lawrence ECAC 20–12–4 Tournament champion 15th 2000

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Game locationsEdit

BracketEdit

RegionalsEdit

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 23–24
    Regional Semifinals
March 24–25
    Frozen Four
                           
  West Regional     W1 Michigan State 5  
  W4 Wisconsin 4     W4 Wisconsin 1    
  W5 Providence 1              
           
  East Regional     E2 North Dakota 4    
  E3 Colorado College 3**     E3 Colorado College 1  
  E6 St.Lawrence 2  

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 23–24
    Regional Semifinals
March 24–25
    Frozen Four
                           
  East Regional     E1 Boston College 3  
  E4 Minnesota 4     E5 Maine 1    
  E5 Maine 5*              
           
  West Regional     W2 St. Cloud State 3    
  W3 Michigan 4     W3 Michigan 4  
  W6 Mercyhurst 3  

Frozen FourEdit

  National Semifinals
April 5
National Championship
April 7
                 
W1 Michigan State 0  
E2 North Dakota 2  
    E2 North Dakota 2
  E1 Boston College 3*
E1 Boston College 4
W3 Michigan 2  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional Quarterfinals[3]Edit

West RegionalEdit

(3) Michigan vs. (6) MercyhurstEdit


(4) Wisconsin vs. (5) ProvidenceEdit


East RegionalEdit

(3) Colorado College vs. (6) St. LawrenceEdit


(4) Minnesota vs. (5) MaineEdit


Regional SemifinalsEdit

West RegionalEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) WisconsinEdit


(2) St. Cloud State vs. (3) MichiganEdit


East RegionalEdit

(1) Boston College vs. (5) MaineEdit


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) Colorado CollegeEdit


Frozen Four[12]Edit

National SemifinalEdit

(W1) Michigan State vs. (E2) North DakotaEdit


(E1) Boston College vs. (W3) MichiganEdit


National ChampionshipEdit

(E1) Boston College vs. (W2) North DakotaEdit


All-Tournament Team[16]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[17]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 5 4-4 .500 4 1 1 -
Hockey East 3 4-2 .666 2 1 1 1
CCHA 2 3-2 .600 2 2 - -
ECAC 1 0-1 .000 - - - -
MAAC 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "MAAC Chronology", MAAC Sports.com. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  2. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  3. "Men's Division I Hockey 2000-2001 Schedule and Results — Week 26", USCHO.com, 2001-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  4. "Michigan 4, Mercyhurst 3", USCHO.com, 2001-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  5. "Wisconsin 4, Providence 1", USCHO.com, 2001-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  6. "Colorado College 3, St. Lawrence 2", USCHO.com, 2001-03-23. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  7. "Maine 5, Minnesota 4", USCHO.com, 2001-03-23. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  8. "Michigan State 5, Wisconsin 1", USCHO.com, 2001-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  9. "Michigan 4, St. Cloud State 3", USCHO.com, 2001-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  10. "Boston College 3, Maine 1", USCHO.com, 2001-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  11. "North Dakota 4, Colorado College 1", USCHO.com, 2001-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  12. "Men's Division I Hockey 2000-2001 Schedule and Results — Week 28", USCHO.com, 2001-04-07. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  13. "North Dakota 2, Michigan State 0", USCHO.com, 2001-04-05. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  14. "Boston College 4, Michigan 2", USCHO.com, 2001-04-05. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  15. "Boston College 3, North Dakota 2", CollegeHockeyStats.net, 2001-04-07. Retrieved on 2013-06-03. 
  16. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", NCAA.org. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. 
  17. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. 


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