1992 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1992 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 1991–92
Teams 12
Finals Site Knickerbocker Arena
Albany, New York
Champions Lake Superior State (2nd title, 2nd title game,
2nd Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Wisconsin (7th title game,
10th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Michigan State (8th Frozen Four)
Michigan (14th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jeff Jackson (1st title)
MOP Paul Constantin (Lake Superior State)
Attendance 67,363
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1991  1993 →

The 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools competing to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. Beginning with the 1992 tournament the format was changed to single-elimination play for all rounds of the tournament. First and quarterfinal rounds were played at two predetermined sites as the East and West Regionals.[1] The tournament began on March 26, 1992, and ended with the championship game on April 4 in which Lake Superior State defeated the University of Wisconsin 5-3. A total of 11 games were played. Wisconsin's participation in the tournament was vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

As of 2014 this was the final tournament to include an independent school.

Qualifying teams[2][edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Hockey East and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) all had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, ECAC Hockey had two berths and there was one independent Division I bid.

East Regional – Providence West Regional – Detroit
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Maine Hockey East 29–3–2* Tournament champion 6th 1991 1 Michigan CCHA 31–8–3 At-large bid 15th 1991
2 St. Lawrence ECAC Hockey 22–9–2 Tournament champion 12th 1989 2 Minnesota WCHA 33–10–0 At-large bid 19th 1991
3 New Hampshire Hockey East 22–12–2^ At-large bid 5th 1983 3 Lake Superior State CCHA 26–9–4 Tournament champion 6th 1991
4 Boston University Hockey East 22–8–4^ At-large bid 18th 1991 4 Northern Michigan WCHA 24–13–3 Tournament champion 5th 1991
5 Michigan State CCHA 23–10–8^ At-large bid 13th 1990 5 Clarkson ECAC Hockey 22–9–1 At-large bid 12th 1991
6 Wisconsin WCHA 24–13–2 At-large bid 13th 1991 6 Alaska-Anchorage Independent 27–7–1 At-large bid 3rd 1991

* Maine was required to forfeit 13 victories after the season concluded, their total here was their record at the time of the start of the tournament.

^ These teams records reflect the losses they had against Maine at the time that were later overturned.

Game locations[edit]

Tournament Bracket[edit]

Wisconsin's participation in the 1992 tournament was later vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 26-27
Regional Semifinals
March 28-29
Frozen Four
April 2
National Championship
April 4
  E1  Maine 2  
    E5  Michigan State 3  
E4  Boston University 2
E5  Michigan State 4  
  E5  Michigan State 2  
  W3  Lake Superior State 4  
  W2  Minnesota 3
    W3  Lake Superior State 8  
W3  Lake Superior State 7
W6  Alaska Anchorage 3  
  W3  Lake Superior State 5
  E6  Wisconsin 3
  E2  St. Lawrence 2
    E6  Wisconsin 5  
E3  New Hampshire 2
E6  Wisconsin 4  
  E6  Wisconsin 4
  W1  Michigan 2  
  W1  Michigan 7
    W4  Northern Michigan 6  
W4  Northern Michigan 8
W5  Clarkson 4  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional Quarterfinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) Wisconsin[edit]

(4) Boston University vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]

West Regional[edit]

(3) Lake Superior State vs. (6) Alaska-Anchorage[edit]

(4) Northern Michigan vs. (5) Clarkson[edit]

Regional Semifinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(1) Maine vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]

(2) St. Lawrence vs. (6) Wisconsin[edit]

West Regional[edit]

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Northern Michigan[edit]

(2) Minnesota vs. (3) Lake Superior State[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinal[edit]

(E5) Michigan State vs. (W3) Lake Superior State[edit]

(E6) Wisconsin vs. (W1) Michigan[edit]

National Championship[edit]

(E6) Wisconsin vs. (W3) Lake Superior State[edit]

All-Tournament Team[3][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[4]
† Participation in tournament later vacated

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
CCHA 3 7-2 .778 3 3 1 1
Hockey East 3 0-3 .000 1 - - -
WCHA 3 4-3 .571 3 1 1 -
ECAC Hockey 2 0-2 .000 1 - - -
Independent 1 0-1 .000 - - - -


  1. ^ "Title Unknown". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records". NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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