1949 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|Champions||Boston College Eagles (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Dartmouth Indians (2nd title game)|
|Winning coach||John "Snooks" Kelley (1st title)|
|MOP||Dick Desmond Dartmouth|
The 1949 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1948–49 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 2nd such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 17 and 19, 1949, and concluded with Boston College defeating Dartmouth 4-3. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This is the first time that a consolation game was played in an NCAA tournament. The practice would continue unabated until it was abolished after the 1989 tournament.
All four teams selected for the tournament had played in the championship the previous season. This has only occurred one other time, in 1975, counting either all tournament entries or only the final four teams. (as of 2016)
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Bracket
- 4 Results
- 5 All-Tournament Team
- 6 References
Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The teams were selected by a committee based upon both their overall record and the strength of their opponents.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
The eastern and western teams judged as better were seeded as the top regional teams. The second eastern seed was slotted to play the top western seed and vice versa. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.
|E2||Dartmouth||4||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
Michigan vs. Dartmouth
|March 17||Michigan||2 – 4||Dartmouth||Broadmoor Ice Palace||Recap|
|(Grant, Hill) Gil Burford - 00:18||First period||07:48 - PP - Joe Riley|
|(Renfrew) Wally Gacek - 10:21||Second period||12:46 - Bill Riley|
16:06 - GW - Alan Kerivan
18:08 - Joe Riley
|No scoring||Third period||No scoring|
|Jack McDonald||Goalie stats||Dick Desmond|
Boston College vs. Colorado College
|March 18||Boston College||7 – 3||Colorado College||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
Michigan vs. Colorado College
|March 19||Michigan||10 – 4||Colorado College||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
(E1) Boston College vs. (E2) Dartmouth
|March 19||Boston College||4 – 3||Dartmouth||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|1st||BC||Warren Lewis||Fitzgerald||6:04||1–0 BC|
|DC||Bill Riley||unassisted||19:32||2–1 DC|
|2nd||BC||John McIntire||Lewis and Fitzgerald||Unknown||2–2|
|BC||Len Ceglarski||Harrington and Mulhern||21:04||3–2 BC|
|BC||Jim Fitzgerald||Lewis||46:47||4–3 BC|
|Team||Name||Saves||Goals against||Time on ice|
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