1953 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1953 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site Broadmoor Ice Palace
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Champions Michigan (4th title, 4th title game,
6th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Minnesota (1st title game,
1st Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Rensselaer (1st Frozen Four)
Boston University (3rd Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Vic Heyliger (4th title)
MOP John Matchefts (Michigan)
Attendance 7,450
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1952  1954 →

The 1953 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 4 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 12, 1953, and ended with the championship game on March 14. A total of 4 games were played, all at Broadmoor Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Michigan, coached by Vic Heyliger, won their fourth national title with a 7-3 victory in the final game over Minnesota, coached by John Mariucci.

John Matchefts, forward for Michigan, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
Boston University Harry Cleverly Fourth Place Rensselaer L 3-6
Michigan Vic Heyliger Champion Minnesota W 7-3
Minnesota John Mariucci Runner-up Michigan L 3-7
Rensselaer Ned Harkness Third Place Boston University W 6-3


Semifinals Finals
  Minnesota 3
  Rensselaer 2
  Minnesota 3
  Michigan 7
  Boston University 2
  Michigan 14

Consolation Game: Rensselaer 6, Boston University 3

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]


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

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