1951 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1951 NCAA Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site
Champions Michigan Wolverines (2nd title)
Runner-Up Brown Bears (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Vic Heyliger (2nd title)
MOP Donald Whiston Brown
Attendance 10,800

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)

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 Brown Independent 17–5–0 At-Large 1st Never 1 Michigan Independent 20–4–1 At-Large 4th 1950
2 Boston University Independent 15–4–0 At-Large 2nd 1950 2 Colorado College Independent 16–6–1 At-Large 4th 1950

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 15–16
National Championship
March 17
                     
E1 Brown 8  
W2 Colorado College 4  
  W1 Michigan 7  
  E1 Brown 1  
W1 Michigan 8
E2 Boston University 2     Third Place Game
  E2 Boston University 7
  W2 Colorado College 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Semifinals[edit]

Michigan vs. Boston University[edit]


Brown vs. Colorado College[edit]


Consolation Game[edit]

Boston University vs. Colorado College[edit]


National Championship[edit]

Michigan vs. Brown[edit]


All-Tournament Team[2][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. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.