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Since the launching of the Hockey East Association in the 1984-85 season, Hockey East schools have been selected to participate in the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Championships on 84 occasions.

Teams Chosen By Conference Since 1985-2014
Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) 101
Hockey East Association (HEA) 96
Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA - Through 2013) 90
ECAC Hockey (ECAC) 66
Big Ten (B10 - Begin 2014) 2
National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC - Begin 2014) 3
Other Conferences and Independents 28*
* - Merrimack appeared in 1988 as an Independent before joining Hockey East


Hockey East Appearances in the NCAA Tournament
School
App.
Last
Frozen 4
Runner-Up
Titles
Record
Boston College
22
2014
13
4
4 (2001, 2008, 2010, 2012)
41-23-0
Boston University
17
2012
8
3
2 (1995, 2009)
23-19-0
Maine
18
2012
11
3
2 (1993, 1999)
30-20-0
Massachusetts
1
2007
0
0
0
1-1-0
UMass Lowell
6
2014
1
0
0
6-6-1
Merrimack
1
2011
0
0
0
0-1-0
New Hampshire
18
2013
4
2
0
14-18-0
Northeastern
3
2009
0
0
0
1-3-0
Notre Dame
1
2014
0
0
0
0-1-0
Providence
6
2014
1
1
0
7-10-0
Vermont
3
2014
1
0
0
2-3-0
Total Hockey East
96
2014
39
13
8
125-105-1


HOCKEY EAST PROGRAMS ALL-TIME IN THE DIVISION-I NCAA TOURNAMENT (1948-2012)
School App. Last Frozen 4 Runner-up Titles Record
Boston College 33 2014 24 6 5 ('49, '01, '08, '10, '12) 47-40-0
Boston University 32 2012 21 5 5 (‘71, ‘72, ‘78, ‘95, '09) 38-34-0
Maine 18 2012 11 3 2 (1993, 1999) 30-20-0
Massachusetts 1 2007 0 0 0 1-1-0
UMass Lowell 6 2014 1 0 0 6-6-1
Merrimack 2 2011 0 0 0 2-3-0
New Hampshire 22 2013 7 2 0 16-26-0
Northeastern 4 2009 1 0 0 3-4-1
Notre Dame 8 2014 2 1 0 6-7-0
Providence 9 2014 3 1 0 10-16-0
Vermont 6 2014 2 0 0 3-7-0



Krys Kolanos converts in overtime to clinch the 2001 NCAA title for BC
BY THE NUMBERS

Seasons: 30
NCAA Bids: 96 (3.2 per year)

Championships: Eight (Maine '93, BU '95, Maine '99, BC '01, BC '08, BU '09, BC '10, BC '12)
Runners-up: 13
Total number of Frozen Four representatives: 39
First Round Byes (15 seasons): 19

Overall Record: 125-105-1
First Round: 47-34-1
Quarterfinals: 48-38
Semifinals: 21-18
Championship Game: 8-13
(Consolation Game: 1-2)

Hockey East Regular Season Champions (33 Total):
(title was shared in 1994-95, 1996-97 and 2002-03)
  • Overall Record: 51-33
  • 17 qualified for the Frozen Four
  • Ten advanced to the championship game
  • Five won the NCAA title
Hockey East Tournament Champions (30 Total):
  • Overall Record: 60-25
  • 21 qualified for the Frozen Four
  • 16 advanced to the championship game
  • Seven won the NCAA title
Hockey East Combined Champions (15 Total):
(won both regular season and tournament)
  • Overall Record: 32-12
  • 11 qualified for the Frozen Four
  • Eight advanced to the championship game
  • Five won the NCAA title

REGIONALS
  • Since regional tournament play began in 1992, 29 of the 46 teams that have advanced to the Frozen Four from the Eastern regional tournaments have been from Hockey East. Six have come from the WCHA, six from the ECACHL, three from the CCHA and one from Atlantic Hockey. (17 Hockey East teams have been sent to the western regionals, with just two advancing to the Frozen Four.)

FROZEN FOUR
  • Over the last seventeen seasons, Hockey East has boasted 24 of the 68 Frozen Four qualifiers, the most of any conference. By comparison:
    Hockey East: 24
    WCHA: 19
    CCHA: 15
    ECACHL: 6
    B10: 1
    NCHC: 1
    CHA: 1
    Atlantic Hockey: 1
  • At least two Hockey East teams have qualified for the Frozen Four in 13 of the conference's 30 seasons, dominating the competition in that span. By comparison:
    Hockey East: 13 times
    WCHA: Six times
    CCHA: Six times
    ECACHL: Once

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
  • Hockey East was represented by at least one team in the NCAA championship game in 13 of the last 17 years, and each of eight straight years from 1997 to 2004. That is the most consecutive appearances in the title game by any conference since the inception of Hockey East in 1984-85. Hockey East has boasted 19 of the 42 teams that have advanced to the championship game since 1993.
  • On two occasions, 1995 and 1999, the NCAA championship game featured two Hockey East squads. Only the WCHA (in 2005) has been able to make that claim since the inception of Hockey East in 1984-85.
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