2010 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2010 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota Duluth Bulldogs (5th title)
Runner-upCornell Big Red (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachShannon Miller (5th title)
MOPEmmanuelle Blais (Minnesota Duluth)

The 2010 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament involved eight schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The quarterfinals were held at the home sites of the seeded teams and the Frozen Four was hosted by the University of Minnesota at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 12–March 13
National Semifinals
March 19
National Championship
March 21
         
1 Mercyhurst 4
Boston University 1
1 Mercyhurst 2
Cornell 3*
4 Harvard 2
Cornell 6
Cornell 2
2 Minnesota Duluth 3***
2 Minnesota Duluth 2
New Hampshire 1
2 Minnesota Duluth 3
3 Minnesota 2
3 Minnesota 3*
Clarkson 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
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Tournament notes[edit]

Saara Tuominen and Jaime Rasmussen of Minnesota Duluth were the only players to score two points in the championship game.

Two records were set in the championship game: at four hours and twenty-four minutes, the game set an NCAA Frozen Four record for longest game, and Cornell goaltender Amanda Mazzotta set a record for most saves in an NCAA Championship game with 61 saves. The former record holder was Bulldog goaltender Patricia Sautter, who set the previous record in 2003 with 41 saves.[3]

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Championship Sites For 2010 And 2011 Released". NCAA. Retrieved April 1, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ https://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-hockey/recaps/032110aad.html[permanent dead link][dead link]
  3. ^ "High five! Bulldogs win fifth NCAA title with 3-2 triumph over Cornell in triple overtime". UMD Bulldog Athletics. March 21, 2010. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "NCAA Women's Frozen Four Records Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. March 19, 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 20, 2023. Retrieved March 19, 2023.