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The annual NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship tournaments determine the top women's ice hockey teams in NCAA Division I and Division III. Women's ice hockey does not have a Division II classification. The Division I tournament is officially called the National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship.

This tournament is a single elimination competition of eight teams (seven for Division III) that has determined the women's collegiate national champion since 2000-01, when the NCAA began sponsoring the sport. The semi-finals and finals are called the "Women's Frozen Four." This moniker is similar to the name used by the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship. The term is derived from the term "final four."

The Patty Kazmaier Award ceremony takes place annually during Women's Frozen Four weekend.

National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey ChampionshipEdit

YearChampionScoreRunner-upCityArena
2001Minnesota–Duluth 4–2St. LawrenceMinneapolis, MNMariucci Arena
2002Minnesota–Duluth (2)3–2BrownDurham, NHWhittemore Center
2003Minnesota–Duluth (3)4–3 (2OT)HarvardDuluth, MNDECC Arena
2004Minnesota6–2HarvardProvidence, RIDunkin' Donuts Center
2005Minnesota (2)4–3HarvardDurham, NHWhittemore Center
2006Wisconsin3–0MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNMariucci Arena
2007Wisconsin (2) 4–1 Minnesota–DuluthLake Placid, NYHerb Brooks Arena
2008Minnesota–Duluth (4) 4–0 WisconsinDuluth, MNDECC Arena
2009Wisconsin (3) 5–0 MercyhurstBoston, MAAgganis Arena
2010Minnesota–Duluth (5) 3–2 (3OT) Cornell Minneapolis, MNRidder Arena
2011Wisconsin (4) 4–1 Boston University Erie, PAErie Insurance Arena
2012Minnesota (3) 4–2 WisconsinDuluth, MNAMSOIL Arena
2013Minnesota (4)6–3Boston UniversityMinneapolis, MNRidder Arena
2014 Clarkson 5–4 Minnesota Hamden, CT People's United Center
2015 Minnesota (5) 4–1 Harvard Minneapolis, MN Ridder Arena[1]
2016 Minnesota (6) 3–1 Boston College Durham, NH Whittemore Center[1]
2017 Clarkson (2) 3–0 Wisconsin St. Charles, MO Family Arena[1]
2018 Clarkson (3) 2–1 (OT) Colgate Minneapolis, MN Ridder Arena [1]
2019 Wisconsin (5) 2–0 Minnesota Hamden, CT People's United Center[2]
2020 Not held because of the COVID-19 Pandemic Boston, MA Agganis Arena[2]
2021 TBD TBD TBD Erie, PA Erie Insurance Arena[2]
2022 TBD TBD TBD State College, PA Pegula Ice Arena[2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Boston, Tampa, Chicago, St. Paul get upcoming men’s Frozen Fours (December 11, 2013). Retrieved on December 11, 2013. “Women’s Frozen Fours were awarded to Minneapolis’ Ridder Arena in 2015 and 2018; the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, N.H., in 2016; and the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., in 2017.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "2019 - 2022 Future NC NCAA Championship Sites", NCAA.com, 2017-04-18. (en) 


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