NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship

The NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship refers to either of the two championships in men's ice hockey – one in Division I and one in Division III – contested by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since 1971.[1] The NCAA Division II Men's Ice Hockey Championship, contested from 1978 to 1984 and from 1993 to 1999, was discontinued due to a lack of Division II conferences sponsoring ice hockey.

NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Division I Championship
SportIce hockey
Founded1948
No. of teams16
CountryUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
Division I - Minnesota Duluth Division III - Norwich University
TV partner(s)ESPN
Official websiteNCAA.com

Starting in 1999, the semi-finals and finals for the Division I championship are branded as the "Frozen Four", echoing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament's "Final Four".

The NCAA started a Women's Frozen Four beginning with the 2000-01 season.

The Hobey Baker Award ceremony, Hockey Humanitarian Award ceremony, and USCHO.com Town Hall Meeting take place annually during Frozen Four weekend.[2]

The 2020 Championships were cancelled due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.[3][4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCAA page for men's ice hockey". NCAA.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ "Hobey Baker Award". HobeyBaker.com. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  3. ^ https://cornellsun.com/2020/03/12/ncaa-cancels-hockey-tournaments-ending-top-ranked-cornell-hockey-teams-seasons/
  4. ^ http://www.startribune.com/gophers-hockey-cancellation-what-are-we-even-supposed-to-do/568757712/
  5. ^ https://www.mlive.com/wolverines/2020/03/how-to-watch-michigan-vs-ohio-state-in-big-ten-hockey-semifinal.html