2005 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2005 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
2005 Frozen Four logo
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota Golden Gophers (2nd title)
Runner-upHarvard Crimson (3rd title game)
Winning coachLaura Halldorson (2nd title)
MOPNatalie Darwitz (Minnesota)

The 2005 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament involved eight schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 18, 2005, and ended with the championship game on March 27.[1]

The 2005 tournament was the first to feature eight teams. The highest four seeds were invited to host first round competition for the right to advance to the Frozen Four. The expanded field also allowed for the creation of auto-bids for each of the four conferences in Division I women's hockey at the time.

The 2005 tournament was also the last to feature a consolation game. From 2006 forward, both teams losing semi-final games were awarded third place.

Qualifying teams[edit]

The at-large bids, along with the seeding for each team in the tournament, were announced on Sunday, March 13.

Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
1 Minnesota WCHA 33–2–2 Tournament Champion
2 Minnesota–Duluth WCHA 22–6–4 At-large Bid
Harvard ECAC 24–6–3 Tournament Champion
Dartmouth ECAC 26–6–0 At-large Bid
Wisconsin WCHA 28–8–1 At-large Bid
Mercyhurst CHA 26–7–5 At-large Bid
St. Lawrence ECAC 26–7–5 At-large Bid
Providence Hockey East 21–10–5 Tournament Champion


National Quarterfinals[2]
March 18–March 20
National Semifinals[2]
March 25
National Championship[2]
March 27
1 Minnesota 6
Providence 1
1 Minnesota 7
Dartmouth 2
Wisconsin 3
Dartmouth 4
1 Minnesota 4
Harvard 3
Harvard 5***
Mercyhurst 4
Harvard 4 Third place
St. Lawrence 1
St. Lawrence 3* Dartmouth 1
2 Minnesota–Duluth 2 St. Lawrence 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
Note: The team in italics is the home team in the first round.

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player


  1. ^ "Division I Women's Ice Hockey Championship History". NCAA. Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  2. ^ a b c "NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship Tournament Records" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2009-03-26.[dead link]

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