NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship

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NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Division I Championship
SportIce hockey
No. of teams16
CountryUnited States
Most recent
Division I - Minnesota Duluth Division III - Norwich University
TV partner(s)ESPN

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

The semi-finals and finals are branded as the "Frozen Four", echoing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament's "Final Four". The final two rounds of the hockey tournament were first referred to as the Frozen Four in 1999.

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

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

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  1. ^ "NCAA page for men's ice hockey". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ "Hobey Baker Award". Retrieved 2008-05-15.