1952 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1952 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site
Champions Michigan (3rd title)
Runner-Up Colorado College (2nd title game)
Winning coach Vic Heyliger (3rd title)
MOP Ken Kinsley Colorado College
Attendance 8,600

The 1952 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1951–52 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 5th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 13 and 15, 1952, and concluded with Michigan defeating Colorado College 4-1. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This was the first tournament to include teams that played in a conference. The MCHL been created before the start of the season and through both of the conference representatives had appeared in the tournament previously both were independent. The Tri-State League also sent its first representative to the tournament after the conference began play the year before.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The two best MCHL teams and a Tri-State League representative received bids into the tournament as did one independent school.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 St. Lawrence Tri-State League 15–3–0 At-Large 1st Never 1 Colorado College MCHL 18–4–1 At-Large 5th 1951
2 Yale Independent 16–7–0 At-Large 1st Never 2 Michigan MCHL 20–4–0 At-Large 5th 1951


The eastern team judged as better was seeded as the top eastern team while the MCHL champion was given the top western seed. 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.


March 13–14
National Championship
March 15
E1  St. Lawrence 3  
W2  Michigan 9  
  W2  Michigan 4  
  W1  Colorado College 1  
W1  Colorado College 4
E2  Yale 3     Third Place Game
  E1  St. Lawrence 1
  E2  Yale 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


St. Lawrence vs. Michigan[edit]

Colorado College vs. Yale[edit]

Consolation Game[edit]

St. Lawrence vs. Yale[edit]

National Championship[edit]

Colorado College vs. Michigan[edit]

All-Tournament Team[2][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. 

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