2017 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2017 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
2017 Women's Frozen Four logo
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsClarkson Golden Knights (2nd title)
Runner-upWisconsin Badgers (7th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachMatt Desrosiers (2nd title)
MOPCayley Mercer (Clarkson)
Attendance5,778

The 2017 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 11, 2017. The Frozen Four was played on March 17 and 19, 2017 at Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri with Lindenwood University as the host.[1]

The tournament was won by Clarkson with a 3–0 win over Wisconsin, giving the Golden Knights their second title in program history.

Qualifying teams[edit]

In the third 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 Wisconsin WCHA 31–2–4 Tournament champion 11th 2016
2 Clarkson ECAC 29–4–5 Tournament champion 6th 2016
3 Minnesota–Duluth WCHA 25–6–5 At-large bid 11th 2011
4 Boston College Hockey East 27–5–5 Tournament champion 9th 2016
St. Lawrence ECAC 26–5–4 At-large bid 9th 2012
Minnesota WCHA 25–7–5 At-large bid 15th 2016
Cornell ECAC 20–8–5 At-large bid 6th 2014
Robert Morris CHA 24–4–6 Tournament champion 1st Never

Bracket[edit]

[1]
Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 11
National Semifinals
March 17
National Championship
March 19
         
1 Wisconsin 7
Robert Morris 0
1 Wisconsin 1
4 Boston College 0
4 Boston College 6
St. Lawrence 0
1 Wisconsin 0
2 Clarkson 3
2 Clarkson 3
Cornell 1
2 Clarkson 4
Minnesota 3
3 Minnesota–Duluth 0
Minnesota 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

National Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. Robert Morris[edit]

March 11 Robert Morris 0 – 7 Wisconsin LaBahn Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 1:48 – Mekenzie Steffen – (Baylee Wellhausen, Lauren Williams)
13:43 – Sarah Nurse(Annie Pankowski, Jenny Ryan)
No scoring Second period 7:26 – Baylee Wellhausen – (Sophia Shaver, Mekenzie Steffen)
8:34 – Maddie Rolfes – (Sarah Nurse)13:27 – Annie Pankowski – (Sarah Nurse, Mekenzie Steffen)
18:16 – Emily Clark
No scoring Third period 16:35 – Emily Clark – (Presley Norby)
Jessica Dodds (15 saves / 19 shots)
Lauren Bailey (20 saves / 23 shots)
Goalie stats Ann-Renee Desbiens (12 saves / 12 shots)


(4) Boston College vs. St. Lawrence[edit]

March 11 St. Lawrence 0 – 6 Boston College Conte Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 18:36 – Kenzie Kent – (Makenna Newkirk, Kali Flanagan)
No scoring Second period 1:51 – Kristyn Capizzano – (Caitrin Lonergan, Delaney Belinskas)
5:56 – Andie Anastos – (Kenzie Kent, Kali Flanagan)14:54 – Haley McLean – (Ryan Little)
19:58 – Megan Keller(Haley McLean)
No scoring Third period 9:49 – Makenna Newkirk – (Kenzie Kent, Andie Anastos)
Grace Harrison (7 saves / 11 shots)
Sonjia Shelly (9 saves / 11 shots)
Goalie stats Katie Burt (24 saves / 24 shots)


(2) Clarkson vs. Cornell[edit]

March 11 Cornell 1 – 3 Clarkson Cheel Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 12:25 – Loren Gabel(Ella Shelton, Savannah Harmon)
No scoring Second period No scoring
18:36 – Lenka Serdar – (Jaime Bourbannais, Hannah Bunton) Third period 18:21 – Loren Gabel – (Cayley Mercer, Genevieve Bannon)
19:32 – Loren Gabel – (Genevieve Bannon, Ella Shelton)
Paula Voorheis (34 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Shea Tiley (22 saves / 23 shots)


(3) Minnesota-Duluth vs. Minnesota[edit]

March 11 Minnesota 1 – 0 Minnesota-Duluth Amsoil Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
7:54 – Patti Marshall – (Kelly Pannek, Sarah Potomak) Third period No scoring
Sidney Peters (25 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Maddie Rooney (28 saves / 29 shots)


National Semifinals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (4) Boston College[edit]

March 17 Boston College 0 – 1 Wisconsin Family Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 19:43 – Mellissa Channell– (Annie Pankowski, Abby Roque)
Katie Burt (35 saves / 36 shots) Goalie stats Ann-Renee Desbiens (22 saves / 22 shots)


(2) Clarkson vs. Minnesota[edit]

March 17 Minnesota 3 – 4 Clarkson Family Arena Recap  
17:54 – Kate Schipper – (Caitlin Reilly) First period 12:55 – Genevieve Bannon – (Savannah Harmon, Ella Shelton)
19:00 – Sarah Potomak(Kelly Pannek, Sydney Baldwin) Second period 11:21 – Loren Gabel(Genevieve Bannon, Cayley Mercer)
14:57 – Sophie Skarzynski – (Lindsay Agnew) Third period 4:58 – Savannah Harmon – (Rhyen McGill, Amanda Titus)
18:29 – Rhyen McGill – (Cayler Mercer, Genevieve Bannon)
Sidney Peters (21 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Shea Tiley (28 saves / 31 shots)


National Championship[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (2) Clarkson[edit]

March 19 Clarkson 3 – 0 Wisconsin Family Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
0:27 – Savannah Harmon(Genevieve Bannon, Ella Shelton) Second period No scoring
16:56 – Cayley Mercer – (Loren Gabel, Genevieve Bannon)
19:16 – Cayley Mercer
Third period No scoring
Shea Tiley (41 saves / 41 shots) Goalie stats Ann-Renee Desbiens (17 saves / 20 shots)


Media[edit]

Television[edit]

An agreement with the Big Ten Network resulted in the championship game being televised for the first time since 2010.[3][4][5]

Broadcast assignments[edit]

Women's Frozen Four

  • Scott Sudikoff (NCAA.com)

Championship

  • Dan Kelly, Sonny Watrous, and Sara Dayley (BTN)

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Women's Ice Hockey Bracket". NCAA.com. NCAA. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "Committee releases eight-team field for national championship tournament". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "College hockey: Women's Frozen Four to air on Big Ten Network". NCAA.com. NCAA. February 9, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "White's OT Gamewinner Propels Cornell Into National Title Game". CornellBigRed.com. Cornell Athletics. March 19, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Duggan leads Badgers to 3-2 win over Eagles, national title game Sunday". UWBaders.com. Wisconsin Athletics. March 18, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "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.