1950 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1950 NCAA Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site
Champions Colorado College Tigers (1st title)
Runner-Up Boston University Terriers (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Cheddy Thompson (1st title)
MOP Ralph Bevins Boston University
Attendance 10,000

The 1950 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1949–50 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 3rd such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 16 and 18, 1950, and concluded with Colorado College defeating Boston University 13-4. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The 13 goals Colorado College scored in the championship game is a record that has only been equaled once (by Colorado College in 1957). Additionally, the 23 goals scored in their two games is a record for one team in a Frozen Four. CC's goal differential (+16) is also a record for an NCAA tournament, matched by Michigan in 1953 and Wisconsin in 1983.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

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.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston College Independent 14–3–0 At-Large 3rd 1949 1 Michigan Independent 22–3–0 At-Large 3rd 1949
2 Boston University Independent 18–4–0 At-Large 1st Never 2 Colorado College Independent 16–5–1 At-Large 3rd 1949

Format[edit]

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.

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
March 16–17
National Championship
March 18
                     
E1 Boston College 3  
W2 Colorado College 10  
  W2 Colorado College 13  
  E2 Boston University 4  
W1 Michigan 3
E2 Boston University 4     Third Place Game
  E1 Boston College 6
  W1 Michigan 10

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Semifinals[edit]

Boston College vs. Colorado College[edit]


Michigan vs. Boston University[edit]


Consolation Game[edit]

Michigan vs. Boston College[edit]


Championship Game[edit]

Colorado College vs. Boston University[edit]


All-Tournament Team[5][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ a b "Colorado College 2013-14 Media Guide" (PDF). CC Tigers. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ "Second Period Barrage Tops Wolverine Sextet". The Michigan Daily. 1950-03-18. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  4. ^ "'M' Sextet Blasts Boston College 10-6". The Michigan Daily. 1950-03-19. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  5. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  6. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.