The participants were:
The first round games were played on March 26th.
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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.
- 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