2019 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2019 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
Teams8
Finals site
ChampionsWisconsin Badgers (5th title)
Runner-upMinnesota Golden Gophers (9th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachMark Johnson (5th title)
MOPKristen Campbell (Wisconsin)

The 2019 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 was played at the campuses of the seeded teams on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The Frozen Four was played on March 22 and 24, 2019 at People's United Center in Hamden, Connecticut. Quinnipiac University hosted the tournament, the second time that it and People's United Center hosted the Frozen Four. It was the third year that the Big Ten Network aired the championship game live and the second year the semifinals was aired live on BTN.

Qualifying teams[edit]

In the fifth 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.[1]

Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Wisconsin WCHA 32–4–2 Tournament champion 13th 2018
2 Minnesota WCHA 30–5–1 At-large bid 17th 2018
3 Northeastern Hockey East 27–5–5 Tournament champion 3rd 2018
4 Clarkson ECAC 29–7–2 Tournament champion 8th 2018
Boston College Hockey East 26–11–1 At-large bid 11th 2018
Cornell ECAC 23–5–6 At-large bid 7th 2017
Princeton ECAC 20–7–5 At-large bid 3rd 2016
Syracuse CHA 13–21–3 Tournament champion 1st Never

Bracket[edit]

[2]
Quarterfinals held at home sites of seeded teams

National Quarterfinals
March 16
National Semifinals
March 22
National Championship
March 24
         
1 Wisconsin 4
Syracuse 0
1 Wisconsin 5
4 Clarkson 0
4 Clarkson 2*
Boston College 1
1 Wisconsin 2
2 Minnesota 0
2 Minnesota 5
Princeton 2
2 Minnesota 2
Cornell 0
3 Northeastern 2
Cornell 3*

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

National Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. Syracuse[edit]

March 16 Syracuse 4 – 0 Wisconsin LaBahn Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 2:33 – Annie Pankowski(Emily Clark, Alexis Mauermann)
12:19 – Annie Pankowski – (Emily Clark)
No scoring Third period 12:16 – Abby Roque
12:19 – Presley Norby – (Sophia Shaver, Maddie Rowe)
Ady Cohen (43 saves / 47 shots) Goalie stats Kristen Campbell (15 saves / 15 shots)


(4) Clarkson vs. Boston College[edit]

March 16 Boston College 1 – 2 OT Clarkson Cheel Arena Recap  
13:24 – Daryl Watts(Serena Sommerfield) First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 16:57 – Josiane Pozzebon – (Cassidy Vinkle)
No scoring First overtime period 14:38 – Élizabeth Giguère(Michaela Pejzlová, Emma Keenan)
Maddy McArthur (28 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Kassidy Sauvé (35 saves / 36 shots)


(2) Minnesota vs. Princeton[edit]

March 16 Minnesota 2 – 5 Princeton Ridder Arena Recap  
7:12 – Sarah Potomak(Amy Potomak, Kelly Pannek)
18:05 – Amy Potomak – (Kelly Pannek, Sarah Potomak)
First period 5:26 – Sarah Fillier(Maggie Connors)
No scoring Second period 2:43 – Sarah Fillier – (Carly Bullock, Mariah Keopple)
11:47 – Kelly Pannek – (Sarah Potomak)
18:54 – Sarah Potomak
19:46 – Nicole Schammel(Taylor Williamson)
Third period No scoring
Sydney Scobee (24 saves / 26 shots) Goalie stats Stephanie Neatby (34 saves / 39 shots)


(3) Northeastern vs. Cornell[edit]

March 16 Cornell 3 – 2 OT Northeastern Matthews Arena Recap  
13:28 – Amy Curlew([[Kristen O'Neill, Grace Graham)
19:28 – Grace Graham – (Devon Facchinato, Willow Slobodizan)
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 9:32 – Veronika Pettey – (Andrea Renner)
14:31 – Skylar Fontaine(Tori Sullivan, Brooke Hobson)
5:19 – Gillis Frechette– (Diana Buckley, Devon Facchinato) First overtime period No scoring
Marlène Boissonnault (22 saves / 24 shots) Goalie stats Aerin Frankel (25 saves / 28 shots)


National Semifinals[edit]

Cornell vs. (2) Minnesota[edit]

March 22 Cornell 0 – 2 Minnesota People's United Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 12:09 – Nicole Schammel(Emily Oden, Olivia Knowles)
No scoring Third period 19:27 – Sarah Potomak
Marlène Boissonnault (25 saves / 27 shots) Goalie stats Alex Gulstene (15 saves / 15 shots)


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

March 22 Clarkson 0 – 5 Wisconsin People's United Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 9:29 – Abby Roque(Britta Curl, Natalie Buchbinder)
No scoring Third period 10:52 – Sam Cogan – (Mikaela Gardner, Emily Clark)
13:47 – Annie Pankowski(Sam Cogan)
18:40 – Annie Pankowski – (Sam Cogan)
19:05 – Presley Norby – (Sophia Shaver, Caitlin Schneider)
Kassidy Sauvé (35 saves / 40 shots) Goalie stats Kristen Campbell (14 saves / 14 shots)


National Championship[edit]

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

March 24 Minnesota 0 – 2 Wisconsin People's United Center Recap  
No scoring First period 10:20 –Sophia Shaver – (Presley Norby, Nicole LaMantia)
No scoring Second period 9:15 – Annie Pankowski(Abby Roque)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Alex Gulstene (30 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Kristen Campbell (27 saves / 27 shots)


Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Big Ten Network televised the semifinals and championship during their multi-year contract to carry the event.[3] It would end up being the last time they carried the event as the 2020 tournament would go on to be canceled, and ESPN would purchase the rights beginning with 2021.

Broadcast assignments[edit]

Women's Frozen Four and Championship

  • Chris Vosters, Sonny Watrous, and Margaux Farrell (BTN)

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

* Most Outstanding Player[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NC women's hockey championship bracket revealed, Wisconsin earns No. 1 seed in 2019 tournament". NCAA.com. NCAA. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Women's Ice Hockey Bracket". NCAA.com. NCAA. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "College hockey: Women's Frozen Four to air on Big Ten Network". NCAA.com. NCAA. February 9, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  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.