Northeastern Earns Bid Into National Women's Tournament
Hockey East Champions Will Host A Quarterfinal on March 12

AMESBURY, Mass. - Northeastern University, the five-time defending Hockey East Tournament champion, has earned its fifth consecutive bid into the National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. The Huskies were granted the number three overall seed and will host a Regional, playing the winner of Wisconsin and Clarkson on March 12 at 1:00 p.m. A full tournament schedule can be found in the attached release.

The 2022 field, expanded to 11 teams for the first time ever, has seeded the top five teams and is rounded out by top overall seed and WCHA champion Ohio State, Minnesota, ECAC champion Colgate, and Yale, who all advance automatically to the quarterfinals, and Quinnipiac, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Clarkson, Minnesota Duluth, Harvard

The Huskies (30-4-2/21-3-2 HE) earned an automatic bid into the National Tournament after claiming the school’s fifth consecutive Hockey East Women’s Tournament title Saturday, 3-1, over UConn at home in Matthews Arena. It marks the sixth time that Northeastern has earned a berth in the National Tournament and its fifth straight trip to the national postseason after claiming Hockey East’s automatic bid in each of those seasons. The Huskies have secured a top-four seed for the fourth year in a row, drawing a quarterfinal contest with either Wisconsin or Clarkson on March 12.

Ohio State enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed and will host and play the winner of the regional semifinal on Thursday in the Ohio State Ice Rink between Quinnipiac and Syracuse. Minnesota, the No. 2 seed, will host and play the winner of the regional semifinal between Minnesota Duluth and Harvard which will be held Thursday at Ridder Arena. Northeastern enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed and will match-up against the winner of Thursday’s regional semifinal between Wisconsin and Clarkson. Colgate, the No. 4 seed, will host Yale, the No. 5 seed, on March 12 in a regional final. All game times will be updated and posted on

Last season, Northeastern advanced to their first-ever Frozen Four, eventually reaching the national championship game at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Huskies finished as runner-ups after falling in overtime to Wisconsin.

The 2022 National Tournament games begin on March 10. The Frozen Four will take place at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pennsylvania with the semifinals on March 18 and the national title game on March 20.

Both semifinal games will be broadcast live, Friday, March 18. The first semifinal game will air on ESPN+ at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time with the second semifinal game also being broadcast on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The national championship game will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern time, Sunday, March 20 on ESPNU.