2020 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament

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2020 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
Finals site

The 2020 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament was a planned single-elimination tournament by eight schools to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. The quarterfinals were scheduled to be played at the campuses of the seeded teams on March 14, 2020, with the Frozen Four to be played on March 20 and 22, 2020 at Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston University was scheduled to host the tournament, the second time that it would have hosted the Frozen Four. On March 12, the NCAA announced that the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Qualifying teams[edit]

In the sixth 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 Cornell ECAC 28–2–3 At-large bid 8th 2019
2 Wisconsin WCHA 28–5–3 At-large bid 14th 2019
3 Northeastern Hockey East 32–4–2 Tournament champion 4th 2019
4 Minnesota WCHA 27–6–3 At-large bid 18th 2019
Clarkson ECAC 25–6–6 At-large bid 9th 2019
Mercyhurst CHA 21–10–5 Tournament champion 13th 2018
Ohio State WCHA 24–8–6 Tournament champion 2nd 2018
Princeton ECAC 26–6–1 Tournament champion 4th 2019


National Quarterfinals
March 14[3]
National Semifinals
March 20
National Championship
March 22
1 Cornell
4 Minnesota
Ohio State
3 Northeastern
2 Wisconsin

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


National Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Cornell vs. Mercyhurst[edit]

March 14 Mercyhurst 2 p.m. Cornell Lynah Rink

(2) Wisconsin vs. Clarkson[edit]

March 14 Clarkson 3:07 p.m. Wisconsin LaBahn Arena

(3) Northeastern vs. Princeton[edit]

March 14 Princeton 1:05 p.m. Northeastern Matthews Arena

(4) Minnesota vs. Ohio State[edit]

March 14 Ohio State 5:00 p.m. Minnesota Ridder Arena


  1. ^ "NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships due to coronavirus concerns". NCAA.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 NC women's ice hockey championship bracket announced". NCAA.com. March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Women's Ice Hockey Bracket". NCAA.com. Retrieved March 12, 2020.