NCAA Division I Tournament
Held at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., March 22-23. Single elimination, two second round winners advance to Final Four.
(Byes: Michigan and North Dakota)
(North Dakota and Michigan advance)
Held at The Centrum in Worcester, Mass., March 21-22. Single elimination, two second round winners advance to Final Four.
(Byes: Clarkson and Boston University)
(Colorado College and Boston University advance)
The Final Four
At the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis., March 27 and March 29. Single elimination; no consolation game.
Final records: North Dakota (31-10-2); Boston University (26-9-6); Colorado College (25-15-4); Michigan (35-4-4).
Outstanding Player: Matt Henderson, North Dakota junior forward; SEMIFINAL— 1 goal, 1 assist; FINAL— 2 goals, 1 assist.
All-Tournament Team: Henderson, forward Dave Hoogsteen, defenseman Curtis Murphy and goaltender Aaron Schweitzer of North Dakota; forward Chris Drury and defenseman Tom Poti of Boston University.
North Dakota, 6-4
Saturday, March 29, 1997, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.; Attendance: 17,537; TV Rating: 0.7/2 share (ESPN).
1st Period: BU— Peter Donatelli (Tom Poti), 8:44; BU— Chris Drury (Poti, Albie O'Connell), 15:08 (pp).
2nd Period: ND— Curtis Murphy (Jay Panzer, Matt Henderson), 7:06; ND— David Hoogsteen (unassisted), 8:38; ND— Henderson (unassisted), 12:35 (sh); BU— Chris Kelleher (unassisted), 13:56 (pp); ND— Henderson (Adam Calder, Dane Litke), 15:49 (pp); ND— Hoogsteen (Murphy), 19:54.
3rd Period: BU— Jon Coleman (Kelleher, Mike Sylvia), 19:24; ND— Calder (unassisted), 19:47 (en).
Saves: BU— Michel Larocque (29 shots/24 saves); ND— Aaron Schweitzer (29 shots/25 saves).