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2018 NCAA National Collegiate women’s hockey tournament

2018 tournament

Locations, dates:

Selection show: March 4, 9 p.m. EST, NCAA.com.

First round: Campus sites, March 10.

Frozen Four: Ridder Arena, Minneapolis, March 16 and 18.

Bracket: PDF

Qualifying teams: 8

Format: The top four teams according to the selection criteria will be seeded 1-4. The remaining four teams will be placed in the bracket based on relative strength as long as these pairings do not result in additional flights. All rounds are single elimination. More: NCAA Division I women’s tournament selection process

Automatic qualifiers: Postseason tournament champions from CHA, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East and WCHA.

2018 bracket

Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 18
1 Clarkson
2
Mercyhurst
1
2 p.m. ET, Potsdam, N.Y. (OT)
4 Boston College
0
Ohio State
2
1 p.m. ET, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
2 Wisconsin
4
Minnesota
0
2 p.m. CT, Madison, Wis.
3 Colgate
3
Northeastern
1
3 p.m. ET, Hamilton, N.Y.
Clarkson
1
Ohio State
0
4 p.m. CT, Minneapolis (OT)
Wisconsin
3
Colgate
4
7 p.m. CT, Minneapolis (2OT)
Clarkson
2
Colgate
1
2 p.m. CT, Minneapolis (OT)

NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey committee

Sarah Fraser, Brown associate athletic director (chair)

Katie Crowley, Boston College coach

Mike Sisti, Mercyhurst coach

Abbey Strong, Minnesota Duluth assistant athletic director