1954 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1954 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site Broadmoor Ice Palace
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Champions Rensselaer (1st title, 1st title game,
2nd Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Minnesota (2nd title game,
2nd Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Michigan (7th Frozen Four)
Boston College (4th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Ned Harkness (1st title)
MOP Abbie Moore (Rensselaer)
Attendance 7,800
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1953  1955 →

The 1954 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 11, 1954, and ended with the championship game on March 13. A total of 4 games were played, all at Broadmoor Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, coached by Ned Harkness, won their first national title with a 5-4 overtime victory in the final game over the University of Minnesota, coached by John Mariucci.

Abbie Moore, forward for Rensselaer, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
Boston College John "Snooks" Kelley Fourth Place Michigan L 2-7
Michigan Vic Heyliger Third Place Boston College W 7-2
Minnesota John Mariucci Runner-up Rensselaer L 4-5 (OT)
Rensselaer Ned Harkness Champion Minnesota W 5-4 (OT)


Semifinals Finals
  Boston College 1
  Minnesota 14
  Minnesota 4
  Rensselaer 5*
  Michigan 4
  Rensselaer 6

* Overtime

Consolation Game: Michigan 7, Boston College 2

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]


  1. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) 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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