1951 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|Champions||Michigan Wolverines (2nd title)|
|Runner-Up||Brown Bears (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Vic Heyliger (2nd title)|
|MOP||Donald Whiston Brown|
The 1951 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1950–51 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 4th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 15 and 17, 1951, and concluded with Michigan defeating Brown 7-1. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This was the last tournament to include only independent schools. (As of 2016)
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Bracket
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 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|
|2||Boston University||Independent||15–4–0||At-Large||2nd||1950||2||Colorado College||Independent||16–6–1||At-Large||4th||1950|
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||Boston University||2||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
Michigan vs. Boston University
|March 15||Michigan||8 – 2||Boston University||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
Brown vs. Colorado College
|March 16||Brown||8 – 4||Colorado College||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
Boston University vs. Colorado College
|March 17||Boston University||7 – 4||Colorado College||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
Michigan vs. Brown
|March 17||Michigan||7 – 1||Brown||Broadmoor Ice Palace|
|(Naylor, Marmo) Eddie May - 03:49
(MacLellan) Gil Burford - GW - 15:24
|First period||No scoring|
|(unassisted) Neil Celley - 06:41
(unassisted) John McKennell - 10:56
(Keyes, MacLellan) Al Bassey - 14:19
|Second period||No scoring|
|(Burford, Keyes) John McKennell - 11:15
(Burford) Neil Celley - 19:38
|Third period||07:54 - Tony Malo (Wheeler)|
|Hal Downes ( 19 saves )||Goalie stats||( 45 saves ) Donald Whiston|
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