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The 2005 West Regional of the NCAA Tournament took place March 26 and 27, 2005, at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

The participants were:

Cornell was the ECAC Hockey League champion. Minnesota, Ohio State, and Maine all recieved at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament.

First Round[]

The first round games were played on March 26th.

Game #1 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#1 Minnesota 0 0 0 1 1
#4 Maine 0 0 0 0 0


Game #2 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Cornell 0 2 1 3
#3 Ohio State 1 1 0 2

Final[]

The semifinal winners met on March 27. The Minnesota Golden Gophers, playing on their home ice, defeated the Cornell Big Red 2-1 in overtime. Barry Tallackson scored the game-winning goal 4:31 into the first extra period to send Minnesota to the 2005 Frozen Four in Columbus, Ohio.

Final 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#1 Minnesota 0 1 0 1 2
#2 Cornell 0 1 0 0 1

All-Regional Team[]

  • G Kellen Briggs, Minnesota
  • D Mike Vannelli, Minnesota
  • D Doug Krantz, Cornell
  • F Garrett Smaagaard, Minnesota
  • F Evan Kaufmann, Minnesota
  • F Matt Moulson, Cornell

Most Outstanding Player: G Kellen Briggs, Minnesota


2005 NCAA Tournament Links[]

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