1959 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|Champions||North Dakota Fighting Sioux (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Michigan State Spartans (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Bob May (1st title)|
|MOP||Reg Morelli North Dakota|
The 1959 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1958–59 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 12th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 12 and 14, 1959, and concluded with North Dakota defeating Michigan State 4-3 in overtime. All games were played at the RPI Field House in Troy, New York.
This was the last tournament to be won by an independent school. (as of 2016)
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Tournament Bracket
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 References
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||St. Lawrence||Tri-State League||14–5–1||At-Large||4th||1956||1||Michigan State||Big Ten||16–5–1||At-Large||1st||Never|
|2||Boston College||Independent||19–7–0||At-Large||6th||1956||2||North Dakota||Independent||18–10–1||At-Large||2nd||1958|
The Tri-State League champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the Big Ten 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 RPI Field House. 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 College||3||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
St. Lawrence vs. North Dakota
|March 12||St. Lawrence||3 – 4||OT||North Dakota||RPI Field House|
Michigan State vs. Boston College
|March 13||Michigan State||4 – 3||Boston College||RPI Field House|
|(LaCoste, Roberts) Tom Mustonen - 03:50||First period||07:50 - Joe Jangro (Daley)|
|(Polano) Dick Hamilton - 03:11
(Mustonen) Jack Roberts - 05:33
(Polano) Terry Moroney - GW - 08:10
|Second period||No scoring|
|No scoring||Third period||05:34 - Bill Daley (Jangro)|
11:54 - Robert Leonard (Cusack)
St. Lawrence vs. Boston College
|March 14||St. Lawrence||6 – 7||2OT||Boston College||RPI Field House|
Michigan State vs. North Dakota
|March 14||Michigan State||3 – 4||OT||North Dakota||RPI Field House|
|1st||MSU||Ed Pollesel||Mustonen and LaCoste||14:38||1–0 MSU|
|2nd||UND||Ralph Lyndon||Morelli and Miller||7:21||1–1|
|UND||Gerry Walford||King and Haley||8:57||2–1 UND|
|UND||Stan Paschke||Lyndon||9:37||3–1 UND|
|3rd||MSU||Andre LaCoste||Roberts and Norman||8:05||3–2 UND|
|1st Overtime||UND||Reg Morelli – GW||Miller and LaFrance||4:18||4–3 UND|
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