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2006 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
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2006 Frozen Four logo
Season 2005–06
Teams 16
Finals Site Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Champions Wisconsin (6th title, 8th title game,
10th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston College (7th title game,
19th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists North Dakota (16th Frozen Four)
Maine (11th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Mike Eaves (1st title)
MOP Robbie Earl Wisconsin
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 24, 2006, and ended with the championship game on April 8. A total of 15 games were played.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, coached by Mike Eaves, won their sixth national title with a 2-1 victory in the final game over Boston College, coached by Jerry York.

Robbie Earl, forward for Wisconsin, was named the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player.

Qualifying teams[1]Edit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament was announced on March 19, 2006.[2] The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Hockey East and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) each had four teams receive a berth in the tournament, the ECACHL had two teams receive a berth in the tournament, while Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America (CHA) both received a single bid for their tournament champions.

Midwest Regional – Green Bay West Regional – Grand Forks
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Wisconsin (1) WCHA 26–10–3 At-large bid 22nd 2005 1 Minnesota (2) WCHA 27–8–5 At-large bid 30th 2005
2 Cornell ECACHL 21–8–4 At-large bid 16th 2005 2 North Dakota WCHA 27–15–1 Tournament champion 21st 2005
3 Colorado College WCHA 24–15–2 At-large bid 18th 2005 3 Michigan CCHA 21–14–5 At-large bid 29th 2005
4 Bemidji State CHA 20–13–3 Tournament champion 2nd 2005 4 Holy Cross Atlantic Hockey 26–9–2 Tournament champion 2nd 2004
Northeast Regional – Worcester East Regional – Albany
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston University (3) Hockey East 25–9–4 Tournament champion 29th 2005 1 Michigan State (4) CCHA 24–11–8 Tournament champion 24th 2005
2 Miami CCHA 26–8–4 At-large bid 4th 2004 2 Harvard ECACHL 21–11–2 Tournament champion 21st 2005
3 Boston College Hockey East 23–12–3 At-large bid 26th 2005 3 Maine Hockey East 26–11–2 At-large bid 16th 2005
4 Nebraska-Omaha CCHA 20–14–6 At-large bid 1st Never 4 New Hampshire Hockey East 20–12–7 At-large bid 16th 2005

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Game locationsEdit

Regional SitesEdit

Frozen FourEdit

BracketsEdit

East RegionalEdit

  Regional Semifinals
March 25
Regional Finals
March 26
                 
1 Michigan State 1  
4 New Hampshire 0  
    1 Michigan State 4
  3 Maine 5
2 Harvard 1
3 Maine 6  

Midwest RegionalEdit

  Regional Semifinals
March 25
Regional Finals
March 26
                 
1 Wisconsin 4  
4 Bemidji State 0  
    1 Wisconsin 1***
  2 Cornell 0
2 Cornell 3
3 Colorado College 2  

Northeast RegionalEdit

  Regional Semifinals
March 24
Regional Finals
March 25
                 
1 Boston University 9  
4 Nebraska–Omaha 2  
    3 Boston College 5
  1 Boston University 0
2 Miami 0
3 Boston College 5  

West RegionalEdit

  Regional Semifinals
March 24
Regional Finals
March 25
                 
1 Minnesota 3  
4 Holy Cross 4*  
    4 Holy Cross 2
  2 North Dakota 5
2 North Dakota 5
3 Michigan 1  

Frozen FourEdit

  National Semifinals
April 6
National Championship
April 8
                 
E3 Maine 2  
MW1 Wisconsin 5  
    MW1 Wisconsin 2
  NE3 Boston College 1
W2 North Dakota 5
NE3 Boston College 6  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

East Regional[3]Edit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) New HampshireEdit


(2) Harvard vs. (3) MaineEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) MaineEdit


Midwest RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Wisconsin vs. (4) Bemidji StateEdit


(2) Cornell vs. (3) Colorado CollegeEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Wisconsin vs. (2) CornellEdit


Northeast RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Boston University vs. (4) Nebraska-OmahaEdit


(2) Miami vs. (3) Boston CollegeEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(1) Boston University vs. (3) Boston CollegeEdit


West RegionalEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (4) Holy CrossEdit


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) MichiganEdit


Regional FinalsEdit

(2) North Dakota vs. (4) Holy CrossEdit


Frozen Four[16]Edit

National SemifinalEdit

(MW1) Wisconsin vs. (E3) MaineEdit


(W2) North Dakota vs. (NE3) Boston CollegeEdit


National ChampionshipEdit

(MW1) Wisconsin vs. (NE3) Boston CollegeEdit


All-Tournament Team[20]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[21]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Finals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
WCHA 4 6-3 .667 2 2 1 1
Hockey East 4 6-4 .600 3 2 1 -
CCHA 4 1-4 .200 1 - - -
ECACHL 2 1-2 .333 1 - - -
Atlantic Hockey 1 1-1 .500 1 - - -
CHA 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. 
  2. "Braketology: Analysis of the Field", USCHO.com, 2006-03-19. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. 
  3. "Men's Division I Hockey 2005-2006 Schedule and Results — Week 26", USCHO.com, 2006-03-26. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. 
  4. "Michigan State 1, New Hampshire 0", USCHO.com, 2006-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  5. "Maine 6, Harvard 1", USCHO.com, 2006-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  6. "Maine 5, Michigan State 4", USCHO.com, 2006-03-26. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  7. "Wisconsin 4, Bemidji State 0", USCHO.com, 2006-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  8. "Cornell 3, Colorado College 2", USCHO.com, 2006-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  9. "Wisconsin 1, Cornell 0", USCHO.com, 2006-03-26. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  10. "Boston University 9, Nebraska-Omaha 2", USCHO.com, 2006-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  11. "Boston College 5, Miami 0", USCHO.com, 2006-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  12. "Boston College 5, Boston University 0", USCHO.com, 2006-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  13. "Holy Cross 4, Minnesota 3", USCHO.com, 2006-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  14. "North Dakota 5, Michigan 1", USCHO.com, 2006-03-24. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  15. "North Dakota 5, Holy Cross 2", USCHO.com, 2006-03-25. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  16. "Men's Division I Hockey 2005-2006 Schedule and Results — Week 28", USCHO.com, 2006-04-08. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  17. "Wisconsin 5, Maine 2", USCHO.com, 2006-04-06. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  18. "Boston College 6, North Dakota 5", USCHO.com, 2006-04-06. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  19. "Wisconsin 2, Boston College 1", USCHO.com, 2006-04-08. Retrieved on 2013-07-04. 
  20. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", NCAA.org. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. 
  21. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. 
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