1960 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1960 NCAA Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsDenver Pioneers (2nd title)
Runner-upMichigan Tech Huskies (2nd title game)
Winning coachMurray Armstrong (2nd title)
MOPLou Angotti (Michigan Tech)
Bob Marquis (Boston University)
Barry Urbanski Boston University

The 1960 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1959–60 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 13th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 17 and 19, 1960, and concluded with Denver defeating Michigan Tech 5-3. All games were played at the Boston Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.

This was the last tournament to include an independent school until 1988.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The WCHA tournament co-champions received automatic bids into the tournament. The two at-large bids that were available to eastern teams were conferred to the winners of two separate playoff games between the four teams judged to be the best at the conclusion of the regular season. The games were played at the home venue of the higher seed. Neither of these games are considered to be part of the NCAA tournament but are included here for continuity.

March 11-12
1 St. Lawrence 4  
4 Boston College 3
  2 Boston University 4
3 Dartmouth 1
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 14–6–2 Playoff 5th 1959 1 Denver WCHA 25–4–3 Tournament co-champion 2nd 1958
2 Boston University Independent 17–8–0 Playoff 4th 1953 2 Michigan Tech WCHA 20–9–1 Tournament co-champion 2nd 1956


The higher-ranked eastern team was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA champion with the better conference record 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 Boston Arena. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.

Tournament Bracket[2][edit]

March 17–18
National Championship
March 19
E1 St. Lawrence 3  
W2 Michigan Tech 13  
  W2 Michigan Tech 3  
  W1 Denver 5  
W1 Denver 6
E2 Boston University 4     Third Place Game
  E1 St. Lawrence 6
  E2 Boston University 7

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


St. Lawrence vs. Michigan Tech[edit]

Denver vs. Boston University[edit]

Consolation Game[edit]

St. Lawrence vs. Boston University[edit]

National Championship[edit]

Denver vs. Michigan Tech[edit]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st DEN Jerry Walker Masterton and Collie 10:51 1–0 DEN
2nd DEN Grant Munro Geisthardt 32:42 2–0 DEN
MTU Paul CoppoPP Kosiancic 34:17 2–1 DEN
MTU Jerry Sullivan Pascht and Angotti 36:27 2–2
MTU Gerald Fabbro Kosiancic and Angotti 39:02 3–2 MTU
3rd DEN George Konik unassisted 42:30 3–3
DEN John MacMillanGW Howe 58:57 4–3 DEN
DEN John MacMillanEN Walker 59:48 5–3 DEN

All-Tournament Team[4][edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Denver Pioneers 2007-08 Hockey Yearbook" (PDF). Denver Pioneers. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.