1988 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1988 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 12
Finals Site Olympic Center
Lake Placid, New York
Champions Lake Superior State (1st title, 1st title game,
1st Frozen Four)
Runner-Up St. Lawrence (2nd title game,
8th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Maine (1st Frozen Four)
Minnesota (13th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Frank Anzalone (1st title)
MOP Bruce Hoffort (Lake Superior State)
Attendance 27,582
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1987  1989 →

The 1988 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1987–88 season in men's ice hockey for teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Lake Superior State Lakers defeated the St. Lawrence Saints 4-3 in overtime in the championship game, held in Lake Placid, New York on April 2.

Tournament Bracket[edit]

1988 was the first year the tournament expanded to include twelve teams. Teams were divided into two regions, East and West, with the top two seeds in each region receiving a bye into the quarterfinals. First round and quarterfinals were contested in a two game, total goals format with games held at the campus of the higher seed. Semifinals and final were single game format.

  First Round
March 18–19
March 25–27
March 31
April 2
  E1  Maine 5 4 E1  Maine 3  
E4  Bowling Green 5 5 E4  Bowling Green 1 3 W2  Lake Superior State 6  
E5  Vermont 1 1
  W2  Lake Superior State 3 5
W3  Northeastern 5 3 W6  Merrimack 4 0     W2  Lake Superior State 4*
W6  Merrimack 3 7   E2  St. Lawrence 3
  E3  Wisconsin 0 4
E3  Wisconsin 7 4 E2  St. Lawrence 7 3
E6  UMass-Lowell 1 4 Third place
  W5  Michigan State 2 3 E2  St. Lawrence 3
W4  Harvard 5 3 W1  Minnesota 4 4 W1  Minnesota 2   E1  Maine 5
W5  Michigan State 6 5 W1  Minnesota 2

* denotes overtime

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[2]


  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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