2023 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey tournament

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2023 NCAA Women's National Collegiate
ice hockey tournament
2023 Women's Frozen Four logo
Teams11
Finals site
ChampionsWisconsin Badgers (7th title)
Runner-upOhio State Buckeyes (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachMark Johnson (7th title)
MOPCami Kronish (Wisconsin)

The 2023 NCAA National Collegiate women's ice hockey tournament was a single-elimination tournament by eleven schools to determine the national champion of women's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. This is the second year the tournament features an expanded field of 11 teams.[1] The first round and quarterfinals were played on the campuses of seeded teams on March 9 and 11, 2023, while the Frozen Four was played on March 17 and 19, 2023 at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minnesota.[2] The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 1–0 to win their 7th national championship.

Qualifying teams[edit]

In the second year under this qualification format, the winners of all five Division I conference tournaments received automatic berths to the NCAA tournament. This is the first year the NEWHA received an automatic bid. The other six teams were selected at-large. The top five teams are then seeded.[3]

Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Ohio State WCHA 31–5–2 At-large bid 5th 2022
2 Minnesota WCHA 29–5–3 Tournament champion 20th 2022
3 Colgate ECAC 32–5–2 Tournament champion 4th 2022
4 Yale ECAC 28–3–1 At-large bid 2nd 2022
5 Northeastern Hockey East 33–2–1 Tournament champion 7th 2022
Quinnipiac ECAC 29–9–0 At-large bid 4th 2022
Penn State CHA 27–8–2 Tournament champion 1st Never
Wisconsin WCHA 25–10–2 At-large bid 17th 2022
LIU NEWHA 20–13–3 Tournament champion 1st Never
Minnesota Duluth WCHA 25–9–3 At-large bid 14th 2022
Clarkson ECAC 29–10–2 At-large bid 11th 2022

Bids by state[edit]

Bids State(s) Schools
3 New York Clarkson, Colgate, LIU
2 Connecticut Quinnipiac, Yale
Minnesota Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth
1 Massachusetts Northeastern
Ohio Ohio State
Pennsylvania Penn State
Wisconsin Wisconsin


Bracket[edit]

First Round
March 9[4]
National Quarterfinals
March 11
National Semifinals
March 17
National Championship
March 19
8 Quinnipiac 2
10 Penn State 2 1 Ohio State 5
8 Quinnipiac 3*** 1 Ohio State 3
5 Northeastern 0
5 Northeastern 4
4 Yale 1
1 Ohio State 0
6 Wisconsin 1
7 Minnesota Duluth 0
9 Clarkson 0 2 Minnesota 3
7 Minnesota Duluth 2 2 Minnesota 2
6 Wisconsin 3*
6 Wisconsin 4
11 LIU 1 3 Colgate 2
6 Wisconsin 9

Note: each * denotes one overtime period

Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

Penn State vs. Quinnipiac[edit]

March 9 Penn State 2 – 3 3OT Quinnipiac The Ohio State University Ice Rink Recap  
No scoring First period 4:57 – Shay Maloney – (Unassisted)
Kiara Zanon(Olivia Wallin) – 13:31
Olivia Wallin – (Courtney Correia, Eleri MacKay)pp – 15:48
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 13:16 – Kate Reilly – (Kendall Cooper, Olivia Mobley)
No scoring Third overtime period 9:37 – Madison Chantler – (Olivia Mobley, Shay Maloney)
Josie Bothun (55 saves / 58 shots) Goalie stats Logan Angers (50 saves / 52 shots)


LIU vs. Wisconsin[edit]

March 9 LIU 1 – 9 Wisconsin Class of 1965 Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 13:17 – Caroline Harvey(Jesse Compher, Britta Curl)
16:24 – Britta Curl – (Jesse Compher, Vivian Jungels)
19:48 – Kirsten Simms – (Lacey Eden)
Sarah Rourke – (Maggie Culp) – 3:08 Second period 8:13 – pp – Maddi Wheeler – (Caroline Harvey, Sophie Shirley)
15:46 – Casey O'Brien – (Maddi Wheeler, Sophie Shirley)
18:47 – pp – Lalia Edwards – (Britta Curl, Lacey Eden)
No scoring Third period 4:23 – Lalia Edwards – (Britta Curl, Casey O'Brien)
6:25 – pp – Vivian Jungels – (Caroline Harvey, Kirsten Simms)
8:05 – Jesse Compher – (Laila Edwards, Britta Curl)
Tindra Holm (50 saves / 59 shots) Goalie stats Cami Kronish (6 saves / 7 shots)


Clarkson vs. Minnesota Duluth[edit]

March 10 Clarkson 0 – 2 Minnesota Duluth AMSOIL Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 5:59 – Taylor Stewart – (Gabby Krause, Kylie Hanley)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 3:23 – pp – Taylor Stewart – (Taylor Anderson, Brenna Fuhrman)
Michelle Pasiechnyk (25 saves / 27 shots) Goalie stats Emma Söderberg (16 saves / 16 shots)


Quarterfinals[edit]

Wisconsin vs. (3) Colgate[edit]

March 11 Wisconsin 4 – 2 Colgate Class of 1965 Arena Recap  
Nicole LaMantia – (Cami Kronish) – 7:01 First period No scoring
Casey O'Brien – (Maddi Wheeler, Britta Curl)pp – 15:31 Second period 0:32 – Allyson Simpson – (Neena Brick, Tanner Gates)
Vivian Jungels – (Casey O'Brien) – 11:57
Laila Edwards – en – 18:16
Third period 19:50.3 – Kristýna Kaltounková – (Danielle Serdachny, Sara Stewart)
Cami Kronish (13 saves / 13 shots) Goalie stats Hannah Murphy (31 saves / 35 shots)


Minnesota Duluth vs. (2) Minnesota[edit]

March 11 Minnesota Duluth 0 – 3 Minnesota Ridder Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 9:21 – Madeline Wethington
No scoring Third period 3:22 – Abbey Murphy(Emily Oden, Grace Zumwinkle)
10:18 – Catie Skaja– (Madeline Wethington)
Emma Söderberg (27 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Skylar Vetter (30 saves / 30 shots)


(5) Northeastern vs. (4) Yale[edit]

March 11 Northeastern 4 – 1 Yale Ingalls Rink Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Lily Shannon – (Skylar Irving) – 4:22 Second period No scoring
Chloe Aurard(Megan Carter, Alina Mueller) – 2:27
Alina Mueller – (Chloe Aurard, Maureen Murphy) – 9:37
Maureen Murphy – sh, en – 19:20.6
Third period 15:22 – Anna Bargman – (Jordan Ray, Elle Hartje)
Gwyneth Philips (38 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Pia Dukarič (26 saves / 30 shots)


Quinnipiac vs. (1) Ohio State[edit]

March 11 Quinnipiac 2 – 5 Ohio State The Ohio State University Ice Rink Recap  
Kendall Cooper – (Olivia Mobley, Maddy Samoskevich) – "pp" – 18:58 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 12:12 – "pp" – Gabby Rosenthal
16:00 – Lauren Bernard
Maddy Samoskevich – (Kendall Cooper, Nina Steigauf) – 16:24 Third period 8:08 – Emma Peschel – (Emma Maltais, Paetyn Levis)
14:45 – "pp" – Sophie Jaques(Makenna Webster, Jennifer Gardiner)
19:31.2 – "en" – Sophie Jaques – (Jennifer Gardiner)
Logan Angers (39 saves / 44 shots) Goalie stats Amanda Thiele (21 saves / 23 shots)


Semifinals[edit]

(5) Northeastern vs. (1) Ohio State[edit]

March 17 Northeastern 0 – 3 Ohio State AMSOIL Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 1:16 – Sloane Matthews – (Kenzie Hauswirth)
No scoring Second period 11:18 – Makenna Webster – (Jennifer Gardiner, Gabby Rosenthal)
18:44 – Hadley Hartmetz – (Emma Maltais, Paetyn Levis)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Gwyneth Philips (50 saves / 53 shots) Goalie stats Amanda Thiele (15 saves / 15 shots)


Wisconsin vs. (2) Minnesota[edit]

March 17 Wisconsin 3 – 2 OT Minnesota AMSOIL Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 3:23 – Taylor Heise(Emily Oden, Abigail Boreen)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Laila Edwards – (Jesse Compher) – 6:32
Sophie Shirley(Maddi Wheeler) – 7:25
Third period 18:49 – Grace Zumwinkle(Madeline Wethington, Taylor Heise)
Caroline Harvey(Jesse Compher, Britta Curl) – 16:47 First overtime period No scoring
Cami Kronish (37 saves / 39 shots) Goalie stats Skylar Vetter (35 saves / 38 shots)


Championship[edit]

Wisconsin vs. (1) Ohio State[edit]

March 19 Wisconsin 1 – 0 Ohio State AMSOIL Arena  
Kirsten Simms – (Claire Enright) – 13:28 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Cami Kronish (31 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Amanda Thiele (21 saves / 22 shots)


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haase, Nicole (December 16, 2021). "Division I Women's Hockey: NCAA approves immediate expansion of bracket; 11 teams to compete in 2022 National Championship tournament". USCHO.com. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  2. ^ "NCAA announces host site selections from 2022-23 to 2025-26". NCAA.com. October 19, 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  3. ^ "The NC women's hockey championship selection process, explained". NCAA.com. February 23, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "2023 NC Women's Ice Hockey Official Bracket". NCAA.com. Retrieved February 25, 2023.