2015 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2015 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
2015 Women's Frozen Four logo
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota Golden Gophers (5th title)
Runner-upHarvard Crimson (4th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachBrad Frost (3rd title)
MOPHannah Brandt (Minnesota)
Attendance6,800

The 2015 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 contested at the campuses of the seeded teams on March 14, 2015. The Frozen Four was played on March 20 and 22, 2015 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the University of Minnesota as the host.[1]

The tournament was won by Minnesota with a 4–1 win over Harvard, giving the Golden Gophers their fifth overall title and third in four years.

Qualifying teams[edit]

For the first time, the winners of all four Division I conference tournaments received automatic berths to the NCAA tournament. The other four teams were selected at-large. The top four teams were then seeded and received home ice for the quarterfinals.[2]

Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Minnesota WCHA 32–3–4 At-large bid 13th 2014
2 Boston College Hockey East 33–2–2 At-large bid 7th 2014
3 Harvard ECAC 25–5–3 Tournament champion 11th 2014
4 Wisconsin WCHA 28–6–4 Tournament champion 9th 2014
Boston University Hockey East 25–8–3 Tournament champion 6th 2014
Quinnipiac ECAC 26–8–3 At-large bid 1st Never
Clarkson ECAC 24–10–3 At-large bid 4th 2014
RIT CHA 15–18–5 Tournament champion 1st Never

Bracket[edit]

[1]
Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 14
National Semifinals
March 20
National Championship
March 22
         
1 Minnesota 6
RIT 2
1 Minnesota 3
4 Wisconsin 1
4 Wisconsin 5
Boston University 1
1 Minnesota 4
3 Harvard 1
2 Boston College 5
Clarkson 1
2 Boston College 1
3 Harvard 2
3 Harvard 5
Quinnipiac 0

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Women's Ice Hockey Bracket". NCAA.com. NCAA. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Committee releases eight-team field for national championship tournament". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "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.