icehockey-women-d3 flag

NCAA.com | March 4, 2019

DIII women's ice hockey championship bracket released for 2019 championship

DIII Women's Ice Hockey: 2019 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Committee has announced the 10 teams selected for the 2019 NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.  Of the 10 teams in the championship field, six of the teams received automatic qualification berths as winners of their conference championship.  One institution was selected from Pool B, which includes independent institutions and institutions from conferences that do not meet the automatic qualification criteria.  Three institutions were selected from Pool C, which consists of institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that were not the conference champion and independent institutions that were not selected for the Pool B berth.

CHAMPIONSHIP INFO: Get 2019 NCAA championship tickets Interactive bracket

Conferences and teams receiving automatic qualification:

Colonial Hockey Conference Endicott
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference St. Thomas (Minnesota)
New England Hockey Conference Norwich
New England Small College Athletic Conference Williams
Northeast Women's Hockey League Plattsburgh State
Women's Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Adrian

The institution selected from Pool B was Elmira, and the three institutions selected from Pool C were Hamline, Wisconsin-River Falls and Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Two first-round games will be played on March 6 four quarterfinal games will be played on March 9.  All tournament games will be played on campus sites.  Dates and times for these games will be announced later today.  The host for the championship finals will be confirmed Saturday night, March 9, after the conclusion of the quarterfinal games. The highest-seeded team advancing from quarterfinals will host the semifinals March 15 and the third-place game and championship game March 16.  For more information, including live webcasting of the semifinals, third-place game and finals, visit ncaa.com

In 2018, Norwich defeated Elmira 2-1 in Northfield, Vermont to win its second overall NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Championship title.  

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Relive Norwich's 2018 title win | Every DIII men's national champ

Proposal caps brackets at 75 percent for NCAA Division III winter, spring championships

The NCAA Division III Championships Committee on Tuesday recommended that winter and spring 2021 national championship brackets and field sizes not exceed 75 percent of their standard capacity.
READ MORE

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 announced

Minnesota's Dean Blais, Wisconsin's Tony Granato, Minnesota-Duluth's Jenny Potter and Boston College's Jerry York to be enshrined in this year's Hall of Fame class.
READ MORE

PROP approves change to ice hockey overtime format

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved changes to the overtime format in men’s and women’s ice hockey, starting with the 2020-21 academic year.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners