2011 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament

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2011 NCAA men's Division I
ice hockey tournament
2011 Frozen Four logo
Teams16
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota–Duluth Bulldogs (1st title)
Runner-upMichigan Wolverines (16th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachScott Sandelin (1st title)
MOPJ. T. Brown (Minnesota–Duluth)
Attendance19,222 (Championship)
57,500 (Frozen Four)
129,513 (Tournament)

The 2011 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament involved 16 schools in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The tournament began on March 25, 2011, and ended with the championship game on April 9,[1] when the Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs defeated the Michigan Wolverines 3–2.

Tournament procedure[edit]

2011 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament is located in the United States
Bridgeport
Bridgeport
St. Louis
St. Louis
Manchester
Manchester
Green Bay
Green Bay
St. Paul
St. Paul
2011 Regionals (blue) and Frozen Four (red)

The four regionals are officially named after their geographic areas. The following are the sites for the 2011 regionals:[1]

March 25 and 26
East Regional, Webster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut (Hosts: Yale University and Fairfield University)
West Regional, Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri (Host: Central Collegiate Hockey Association)
March 26 and 27
Northeast Regional, Verizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire (Host: University of New Hampshire)
Midwest Regional, Resch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin (Host: Michigan Technological University)

Each regional winner will advance to the Frozen Four:[1]

April 7 and 9
Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, Minnesota (Host: University of Minnesota)

Qualifying teams[edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced on March 20. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Hockey East, ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey conference tournament winners all secure a spot in the tournament while other at large teams are chosen by the NCAA selection committee.

Midwest Regional – Green Bay East Regional – Bridgeport
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 North Dakota (2) WCHA 30–8–3 Tournament champion 1 Yale (1) ECAC Hockey 27–6–1 Tournament champion
2 Denver WCHA 24–11–5 At-large bid 2 Union ECAC Hockey 26–9–4 At-large bid
3 Western Michigan CCHA 19–12–10 At-large bid 3 Minnesota–Duluth WCHA 22–10–6 At-large bid
4 Rensselaer ECAC Hockey 20–12–5 At-large bid 4 Air Force Atlantic Hockey 20–11–6 Tournament champion
Northeast Regional – Manchester West Regional – St. Louis
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Miami (4) CCHA 23–9–6 Tournament champion 1 Boston College (3) Hockey East 30–7–1 Tournament champion
2 Merrimack Hockey East 25–9–4 At-large bid 2 Michigan CCHA 26–10–4 At-large bid
3 Notre Dame CCHA 23–13–5 At-large bid 3 Nebraska–Omaha WCHA 21–15–2 At-large bid
4 New Hampshire Hockey East 21–10–6 At-large bid 4 Colorado College WCHA 22–18–3 At-large bid

Number in parentheses denotes overall seed in the tournament.

Regionals[edit]

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
All times are local (EDT/CDT).

East Regional – Bridgeport, Connecticut[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional final
March 26
      
1 Yale (1) 2*
4 Air Force 1
1 Yale 3
3 Minnesota–Duluth 5
3 Minnesota–Duluth 2
2 Union 0

* Denotes overtime periods

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 25, 2011
6:30 pm EDT
(1) Yale2 – 1 OT
(0–0, 1–1 , 0–0, 1–0)
(4) Air ForceWebster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,671
Game reference
Ryan RondeauGoaliesJason TorfReferees:
Brian Hill
Brian Aaron
Linesmen:
T.J. Likens
Tony Molina
Brian O'Neill (Jaskowiak) – 37:281 – 0
1 – 138:34 – Sean Bertsch (Walsh, Kozlak)
Chad Zeigler (Jaskowiak, Mason)GW – 63:162 – 1
6 minPenalties6 min
28Shots23
March 25, 2011
3:00 pm EDT
(2) Union0 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
(3) Minnesota–DuluthWebster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,671
Game reference
Keith KinkaidGoaliesKenny ReiterReferees:
Scott Hansen
Tim Benedetto
Linesmen:
Chris Milea
Brendan Kelleher
0 – 114:38 – GW PPKyle Schmidt (Montgomery, Seidel)
0 – 246:24 – PPJustin Fontaine (Faulk, Brown)
16 minPenalties18 min
32Shots28

Regional final[edit]

March 26, 2011
6:30 pm EDT
(1) Yale3 – 5
(0–1, 1–4, 2–0)
(3) Minnesota–DuluthWebster Bank ArenaBridgeport, Connecticut
Attendance: 7,816
Game reference
Ryan Rondeau, Nick MaricicGoaliesKenny ReiterReferees:
Brian Hill
Brian Aaron
Linesmen:
T.J. Likens
Tony Molina
0 – 118:00 – SHMike Connolly (Fontaine)
0 – 222:58 – Wade Bergman (J. Connolly)
0 – 329:29 – PPJack Connolly(M. Connolly, Faulk)
Brian O'Neill (Little)PP – 31:301 – 3
1 – 431:58 – GW PPMike Seidel (M. Connolly, J. Connolly)
1 – 533:10 – PPJustin Fontaine (M. Connolly, Faulk)
Broc Little (Kearney, Limbert)PP – 48:282 – 5
Denny Kearney (Martin, Little)PP – 53:053 – 5
29 minPenalties16 min
33Shots26

Midwest Regional – Green Bay, Wisconsin[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
      
1 North Dakota (2) 6
4 Rensselaer 0
1 North Dakota 6
2 Denver 1
3 Western Michigan 2
2 Denver 3**

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 26, 2011
12:30 pm CDT
(1) North Dakota6 – 0
(1–0, 4–0, 1–0)
(4) RensselaerResch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 4,297
Game reference
Aaron DellGoaliesAllen YorkReferees:
Steve Marofsky
Ryan Sweeney
Linesmen:
Brendan Blanchard
Tory Carsano
Brad Malone (Trupp, Frattin)GW – 05:251 – 0
Brad Malone (Trupp, Knight) – 23:582 – 0
Danny Kristo (Lamoureux, Blood) – 28:033 – 0
Jason Gregoire (Genoway, Kristo)PP – 33:394 – 0
Corban Knight (Hextall)SH – 37:175 – 0
Matt Frattin (Trupp, Genoway) – 40:326 – 0
14 minPenalties16 min
40Shots21
March 26, 2011
4:00 pm CDT
(2) Denver3 – 2 2OT
(0–0, 0–1, 2–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(3) Western MichiganResch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 4,355
Game reference
Sam BrittainGoaliesJerry KuhnReferees:
Kevin Shea
Jeff Bunyan
Linesmen:
Bob Bernard
Chris Aughe
0–133:17 – Derek Roehl (Warda, O'Kane)
0–243:32 – Trevor Elias (Squires)
Kyle Ostrow (Zucker, Makowski)PP – 55:311–2
Matt Donovan (Zucker, Shore) – 57:242–2
Jason Zucker (Salazar, Donovan)GW – 91:143–2
10 minPenalties14 min
32Shots38

Regional final[edit]

March 27, 2011
4:30 pm CDT
(1) North Dakota6 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
(2) DenverResch CenterGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Attendance: 3,956
Game reference
Aaron DellGoaliesSam BrittainReferees:
Kevin Shea
Jeff Bunyan
Linesmen:
Bob Bernard
Chris Aughe
Mario Lamoureux (Genoway)SH – 14:371 – 0
1 – 119:59 – Jason Zucker (Salazar, Makowski)
Evan Trupp (Frattin, Malone)GW – 27:062 – 1
Brett Hextall (Genoway, Nelson)PP – 39:073 – 1
Brock Nelson (Kristo, Davidson) – 54:434 – 1
Brad Malone (Genoway, MacWilliam)EN – 57:115 – 1
Jake Marto (Hextall, Gregoire)PP – 58:216 – 1
8 minPenalties14 min
32Shots27

West Regional – St. Louis, Missouri[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional final
March 26
      
1 Boston College (3) 4
4 Colorado College 8
4 Colorado College 1
2 Michigan 2
3 Nebraska–Omaha 2
2 Michigan 3*

* Denotes overtime periods

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 25, 2011
8:00 pm CDT
(1) Boston College4 – 8
(1–4, 1–3, 2–1)
(4) Colorado CollegeScottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 5,024
Game reference
John Muse, Parker MilnerGoaliesJoe HoweReferees:
S. McInchak
B. Poch
Linesmen:
Joe Hutek
Marc DesRosiers
Jimmy Hayes (Mullane, Kreider) – 00:191 – 0
1 – 104:34 – PPStephen Schultz (R. Schwartz, J. Schwartz)
1 – 207:47 – Jaden Schwartz (R. Schwartz, Schultz)
1 – 308:02 – Rylan Schwartz (J. Schwartz)
1 – 418:42 – SHDavid Civitarese (unassisted)
Paul Carey (Frattin, Malone) – 30:392 – 4
2 – 534:00 – GW PPJaden Schwartz (R. Schwartz, Dineen)
2 – 635:34 – SHAlexander Krushelnyski (Civitarese)
2 – 737:33 – William Rapuzzi (Hall)
Cam Atkinson (Gibbons, Samuelsson) – 48:153 – 7
Barry Almeida (Alber, Arnold) – 53:394 – 7
4 – 819:51 – PPWilliam Rapuzzi (unassisted)
8 minPenalties10 min
43Shots36
March 25, 2011
4:30 pm CDT
(2) Michigan3 – 2 OT
(0–2, 2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
(3) Nebraska–OmahaScottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 5,024
Game reference
Shawn HunwickGoaliesJohn FaulknerReferees:
Harry Dumas
Chip McDonald
Linesmen:
Glen Cooke
Justin Prusak
0 – 101:35 – SHRich Purslow (Martin, Young)
0 – 208:18 – Alex Hudson (Waters, Montpetit)
Louie Caporusso (Vaughan, Merrill)PP – 21:171 – 2
Kevin Lynch (Langlais, Caporusso) – 28:362 – 2
Kevin Lynch (Pateryn, Treais)GW – 62:353 – 2
12 minPenalties12 min
37Shots29

Regional final[edit]

March 26, 2011
8:00 pm CDT
(2) Michigan2 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(4) Colorado CollegeScottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri
Game reference
Shawn HunwickGoaliesJoe HoweReferees:
Harry Dumas
Chip McDonald
Linesmen:
Justin Prusak
Glen Cooke
Scooter Vaughan (Moffie, Clare) – 02:231 – 0
Lee Moffie (unassisted)GW PP – 17:332 – 0
2 – 156:25 – PPRylan Schwartz (J. Schwartz, Guentzel)
14 minPenalties14 min
43Shots22

Northeast Regional – Manchester, New Hampshire[edit]

Regional semifinals
March 26
Regional final
March 27
      
1 Miami (4) 1
4 New Hampshire 3
4 New Hampshire 1
3 Notre Dame 2
3 Notre Dame 4*
2 Merrimack 3

* Denotes overtime periods

Regional semifinals[edit]

March 26, 2011
4:00 pm EDT
(1) Miami1 – 3
(1–1, 0–0, 0–2)
(4) New HampshireVerizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 7,608
Game reference
Cody ReichardGoaliesMatt DiGirolamoReferees:
Tim Kotyra
Peter Feola
Linesmen:
Mike Emanatian
Dave Brown
Bryon Paulazzo (Camper, Hirschfeld) – 00:531 – 0
1 – 101:53 – Kevin Goumas (Campanale, Kipp)
1 – 240:39 – GWMike Sislo (Kessel, DeSimone)
1 – 358:35 – ENKevin Goumas (Beck)
6 minPenalties8 min
22Shots27
March 26, 2011
7:30 pm EDT
(2) Merrimack3 – 4 OT
(2–1, 1–1, 0–1, 0–1)
(3) Notre DameVerizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 7,608
Game reference
Joe CannataGoaliesMike JohnsonReferees:
Derek Shepperd
Marco Hunt
Linesmen:
Tony Czech
Nathan Freeman
Kyle Bigos (Flanigan, Heywood)PP – 13:231 – 0
Ryan Flanigan (Da Costa)SH – 16:002 – 0
2 – 116:27 – PPCalle Ridderwall (Maday, Tynan)
Rhett Bly (Bates) – 22:583 – 1
3 – 233:29 – Anders Lee (Rust)
3 – 345:32 – Billy Maday (unassisted)
3 – 465:18 – GWAnders Lee (unassisted)
12 minPenalties10 min
35Shots37

Regional final[edit]

March 27, 2011
8:00 pm EDT
(3) Notre Dame2 – 1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(4) New HampshireVerizon Wireless ArenaManchester, New Hampshire
Attendance: 5,906
Game reference
Mike JohnsonGoaliesMatt DiGirolamoReferees:
Derek Shepperd
Marco Hunt
Linesmen:
Tony Czech
Nathan Freeman
Stephen Johns (Sheahan, Lee) – 07:261 – 0
Billy Maday (Sheahan)GW – 39:552 – 0
2 – 153:37 – Mike Sislo (Campanale, Kipp)
6 minPenalties4 min
38Shots38

Frozen Four – St. Paul, Minnesota[edit]

Action from the two semifinal matchups featuring Notre Dame and Minnesota–Duluth (left) and North Dakota and Michigan (right)
National Semifinals
April 7
National Championship
April 9
      
E3 Minnesota–Duluth 4
NE3 Notre Dame 3
E3 Minnesota—Duluth 3*
W2 Michigan 2
W2 Michigan 2
MW1 North Dakota 0

National Semifinals[edit]

April 7, 2011
4:00 pm CDT
(NE3) Notre Dame3 – 4
(2–3, 0–1, 1–0)
(E3) Minnesota–DuluthXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,139
Game reference
Mike JohnsonGoaliesKenny ReiterReferees:
Chip McDonald
Peter Feola
Linesmen:
Glen Cooke
Dave Brown
Jeff Costello (Guentzel, Lorenz) – 00:491–0
1–103:04 – PPJ. T. Brown (Faulk, Fontaine)
T. J. Tynan (Guentzel, Larson) – 09:462–1
2–210:52 – Kyle Schmidt (Basaraba, Faulk)
2–313:31 – PPMike Connolly (Fontaine, Faulk)
2–425:51 – GW PPJack Connolly (Brown, Fontaine)
Calle Ridderwall (Ryan, Lorenz)SH – 42:053–4
14 minPenalties12 min
34Shots21
April 7, 2011
7:30 pm CDT
(MW1) North Dakota0 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
(W2) MichiganXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,139
Game reference
Aaron DellGoaliesShawn HunwickReferees:
Kevin Shea
Scott Hansen
Linesmen:
Bob Bernard
Chris Aughe
0–113:264 – GWBen Winnett (Glendening, Merrill)
0–259:24 – ENScooter Vaughan (Caporusso, Hagelin)
6 minPenalties12 min
40Shots20

National Championship[edit]

April 9, 2011
6:00 pm CDT
(W2) Michigan2–3 (OT)(E3) Minnesota–DuluthXcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 19,222
Game reference
Referees:
Tim Benedetto
Jeff Bunyon
Linesmen:
Bob Bernard
Chris Aughe
Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st UM Ben Winnett (5) Rust 14:42 1–0 UM
2nd UMD Travis Oleksuk (14) Lamb and Brown 21:39 1–1
UMD Max Tardy (1) – PP Seidel and Lamb 29:31 2–1 UMD
UM Jeff Rohrkemper (3) Pateryn and DeBlois 37:46 2–2
3rd None
1st OT UMD Kyle Schmidt (11) – GW Oleksuk and Lamb 63:22 3–2 UMD
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st UM Ben Winnett Interference 5:46 2:00
UMD Jake Hendrickson Boarding 9:22 2:00
UM Chris Brown Charging 11:35 2:00
2nd UM Kevin Clare Hitting After Whistle 24:10 2:00
UMD Brady Lamb Tripping 25:41 2:00
UM Mac Bennett Hooking 29:09 2:00
UM Chris Brown Obstruction-Interference 32:26 2:00
UM Kevin Clare Tripping 34:08 2:00
UMD J. T. Brown Unsportsmanlike Conduct 35:04 2:00
UM Shawn Hunwick (Served by Louie Caporusso) Unsportsmanlike Conduct 35:04 2:00
UMD Jack Connolly Slashing 35:18 2:00
3rd UM Mac Bennett Holding 42:23 2:00
UMD Brady Lamb Hitting After Whistle 49:19 2:00
UM Jon Merrill Holding 49:27 2:00
UM Kevin Lynch Boarding 51:32 2:00

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of bids Record Win % Regional finals Frozen Four Championship game Champions
WCHA 5 7–4 .636 4 2 1 1
CCHA 4 5–4 .556 2 2 1 0
Hockey East 3 1–3 .250 1 0 0 0
ECAC Hockey 3 1–3 .250 1 0 0 0
Atlantic Hockey 1 0–1 .000 0 0 0 0

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

ESPN had US television rights to all games during the tournament. For the seventh consecutive year ESPN aired every game, beginning with the regionals, on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, and ESPN3.

Broadcast Assignments[edit]

Regionals

Frozen Four & Championship

  • Gary Thorne, Barry Melrose, & Clay Matvick – St. Paul, Minnesota

Radio[edit]

Westwood One used exclusive radio rights to air both the semifinals and the championship, AKA the "Frozen Four."[2]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship". NCAA. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "NCAA, Westwood One extend deal". NCAA. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved July 17, 2013.