History & Fun Facts
• The 2013 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa., will mark the 14th different state in which the Frozen Four has been held. The Frozen Four was also held in the District of Columbia in 2009. The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. has hosted 11 championship games, more than any other arena.
• These are some of the current and former NHL stars that were named members of the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team - Tony Esposito (Michigan Tech – 1965), Ken Dryden (Cornell – 1967, 1968, 1969), Dave Silk (Boston U. – 1977, 1978), Chris Chelios (Wisconsin – 1983), Ted Donato (Harvard – 1989), Marty Turco (Michigan – 1998), Thomas Vanek (Minnesota – 2003), Matt Carle (Denver – 2005), Nathan Gerbe (Boston College – 2007, 2008).
• The longest game in NCAA tournament history was 123:53 in an East Regional contest between St. Lawrence and Boston U. that went four overtimes. The longest game in Frozen Four history was a 4-3 three overtime victory by Maine against Minnesota in the 1995 national semifinals.
• Michigan Tech’s Lou Angotti (1960 and 1962) and Wisconsin’s Marc Behrend (1981 and 1983) are the only two players to win the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player more than once.
• Michigan Tech’s Al Karlander scored just seven seconds into its semifinal contest against Cornell in 1969, marking the fastest game-opening goal in Frozen Four history.
• Michigan holds the record for most Frozen Four appearances overall (24), Frozen Four wins (25), consecutive Frozen Four appearances (10, 1948-58) and national championships (nine).
• The highest scoring game in championship final history was a 13-6 victory by Colorado College against Michigan in 1957.
• Only three coaches have won at least five national titles – Denver’s Murray Armstrong and Boston College’s Jerry York (he also won one at Bowling Green) have won five national titles, while Michigan’s Vic Heyliger won six.