2016 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2016 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
2016 Women's Frozen Four logo
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsMinnesota Golden Gophers (6th title)
Runner-upBoston College Eagles (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachBrad Frost (4th title)
MOPSarah Potomak (Minnesota)
Attendance5,378

The 2016 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 12, 2016. The Frozen Four was played on March 18 and 20, 2016 at Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire with the University of New Hampshire as the host.[1]

Qualifying teams[edit]

In the second year under this qualification format, 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 Boston College Hockey East 38–0–0 Tournament champion 8th 2015
2 Wisconsin WCHA 34–3–1 Tournament champion 10th 2015
3 Minnesota WCHA 32–4–1 At-large bid 14th 2015
4 Quinnipiac ECAC 30–2–5 Tournament champion 2nd 2015
Clarkson ECAC 29–4–5 At-large bid 5th 2015
Princeton ECAC 22–8–2 At-large bid 2nd 2006
Mercyhurst CHA 19–10–5 Tournament champion 11th 2014
Northeastern Hockey East 28–8–1 At-large bid 1st Never

Bracket[edit]

[1]
Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 12
National Semifinals
March 18
National Championship
March 20
         
1 Boston College 5
Northeastern 1
1 Boston College 3*
Clarkson 2
4 Quinnipiac 0
Clarkson 1
1 Boston College 1
3 Minnesota 3
2 Wisconsin 6
Mercyhurst 0
2 Wisconsin 2
3 Minnesota 3*
3 Minnesota 6
Princeton 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

National Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. Northeastern[edit]

March 12 Northeastern 1 – 5 Boston College Conte Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 0:50 – Alex Carpenter(Kenzie Kent, Haley Skarupa)
16:54 – Tori Sullivan – (Haley Skarupa, Megan Keller)
No scoring Second period 12:51 – Haley Skarupa – (Alex Carpenter, Grace Bizal)
18:20 – Kendall Coyne(Hayley Scamurra, Brittany Bugalski) pp Third period 1:54 – Tori Sullivan – (Meghan Grieves)
17:46 – Alex Carpenter – (Haley Skarupa, Megan Keller)
Brittany Bugalski (34 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Katie Burt (21 saves / 22 shots)


(4) Quinnipiac vs. Clarkson[edit]

March 12 Clarkson 1 – 0 Quinnipiac People's United Center Recap  
0:10 – Renata Fast First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Shea Tiley (14 saves / 14 shots) Goalie stats Sydney Rossman (27 saves / 28 shots)


(2) Wisconsin vs. Mercyhurst[edit]

March 11 Mercyhurst 0 – 6 Wisconsin LaBahn Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 8:26 – Sam Cogan – (Emily Clark, Annie Pankowski)
13:26 – Jenny Ryan – (Sam Cogan, Erika Sowchuk)
No scoring Second period 10:47 – Sydney McKibbon – SH (Sarah Nurse, Jenny Ryan)
15:59 – Emily Clark – (Sarah Nurse, Mikaela Gardner)
No scoring Third period 12:16 – Sarah Nurse – PP (Courtney Burke, Annie Pankowski)
18:02 – Baylee Wellhausen – (Mikaela Gardner, Sophia Shaver)
Sarah McDonnell (37 saves / 43 shots)
Lauren Bailey (20 saves / 23 shots)
Goalie stats Amanda Leveille (25 saves / 27 shots)


(3) Minnesota vs. Princeton[edit]

March 12 Princeton 2 – 6 Minnesota Ridder Arena Recap  
0:29 – Jaimie McDonnell – (Molly Contini, Kelsey Koelzer) First period 4:47 – Hannah Brandtpp (Amanda Kessel, Lee Stecklein)
6:01 – Amanda Kessel – sh (Megan Wolfe, Hannah Brandt)17:35 – Amanda Kessel – pp (Hannah Brandt, Lee Stecklein)
No scoring Second period 14:24 – Sarah Potomak(Milica McMillen, Sydney Baldwin)
16:36 – Dani Cameranesi(Kelly Pannek, Kelsey Cline)17:02 – Amanda Kessel – (Sarah Potomak, Kelsey Cline)
19:57 – Molly Contini – (Karen MacDonald, Fiona McKenna) Third period No scoring
Kimberly Newell (15 saves / 19 shots)
Lauren Bailey (20 saves / 23 shots)
Goalie stats Amanda Leveille (12 saves / 12 shots)


National Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. Clarkson[edit]

March 18 Clarkson 2 – 3 OT Boston College Whittemore Center Recap  
2:27 – Rhyen McGill – (Genevieve Bannon, Savannah Harmon) First period No scoring
5:29 – Cayley Mercer – (Kelly Mariani) Second period 14:32 – Haley Skarupa(Alex Carpenter, Lexi Bender)
No scoring Third period 16:07 – Kaliya Johnson – (Megan Keller, Alex Carpenter)
No scoring First overtime period 0:58 – Haley Skarupa – (Alex Carpenter, Kenzie Kent)
Shea Tiley (29 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Katie Burt (34 saves / 36 shots)


(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) Minnesota[edit]

March 18 Minnesota 3 – 2 OT Wisconsin Whittemore Center Recap  
2:15 – Taylor Williamson – (Lee Stecklein, Megan Wolfe) First period 11:35 – Sophia Shaver
No scoring Second period 19:42 – Emily Clark(Sam Cogan, Courtney Burke)
0:27 – Amanda Kessel(Hannah Brandt, Lee Stecklein) Third period No scoring
15:00 – Sarah Potomak First overtime period No scoring
Amanda Leveille (37 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Ann-Renee Desbiens (38 saves / 41 shots)


National Championship[edit]

(1) Boston College vs. (3) Minnesota[edit]

March 20 Minnesota 3 – 1 Boston College Whittemore Center Recap  
0:13 – Sarah Potomak(Hannah Brandt, Megan Wolfe) First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
8:31 – Amanda Kessel(Sarah Potomak)
13:12 – Kelly Pannek(Lee Stecklein)
Third period 14:07 – Makenna Newkirk(Megan Keller, Andie Anastos)
Amanda Leveille (32 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Katie Burt (31 saves / 34 shots)


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. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Committee releases eight-team field for national championship tournament". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  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.