2001-2002 Season for Professional and College Hockey: The Frozen Four

Regional Seeds

Frozen Four teams in bold.

1Denver (32-7-1)1New Hampshire (29-6-3)
2Minnesota (29-8-4)2Boston University (25-9-3)
3Michigan St. (27-8-5)3Maine (23-10-7)
4Michigan (26-10-5)4Cornell (24-7-2)
5St. Cloud St. (29-10-2)5Quinnipiac (20-12-5)
6Colorado College (26-12-3)6Harvard (15-14-4)

Held at Yost Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 22-23. Single elimination, two second round winners advance to Frozen Four.

First Round

Colorado College 2Michigan St. 0
Michigan 4St. Cloud St. 2
(Byes: Minnesota and Denver)

Second Round

Minnesota 4Colorado College 2
Michigan 5Denver 3

East Regional

Held at the Worcester (Mass.) Centrum, March 23-24. Single elimination, two second round winners advance to Frozen Four.

First Round

Maine 4OTHarvard 3
Cornell 6Quinnipiac 1
(Byes: New Hampshire and Boston University)

Second Round

Maine 4Boston University 3
New Hampshire 4Cornell 3

The Frozen Four

Held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn, April 4 and April 6. Single elimination; no consolation game.


Maine 7New Hampshire 2
Minnesota 3Michigan 2

Championship Game

Minnesota, 4-3 (OT)

Maine (HE)0120? 3
Minnesota (WCHA)1111? 4
1st Period: MIN?Keith Ballard 10 (Troy Riddle, Nick Angell), 7:18 (pp).
2nd Period: ME?Michael Schutte 12 (Peter Metcalf, Niko Dimitrakos), 4:47 (pp); MIN?John Pohl 27 (Nick Anthony, Angell), 5:38.
3rd Period: ME?Schutte 13 (Prestin Ryan, Todd Jackson), 1:17; ME?Robert Liscak 17 (Dimitrakos), 15:27; MIN?Matt Koalska 10 (Riddle, Pohl), 19:07.
Overtime: MIN?Grant Potulny 15 (Pohl, Jordan Leopold), 16:58 (pp).
Goalies: ME?Matt Yeats (35 shots, 31 saves); MIN?Adam Hauser (45 shots, 42 saves). Attendance: 19,324.
Most Outstanding Player: Grant Potulny, sophomore forward; 2 goals in semifinal game; game-winning goal in championship game.
All-Tournament Team: Potulny, forward John Pohl, and goalie Adam Hauser of Minnesota; forward Robert Liscak and defensemen Peter Metcalf and Michael Schutte of Maine.

U.S. Division I College Hockey2001-2002 SeasonHobey Baker Award

2001-2002 Season for Professional and College Hockey