1964 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1964 NCAA Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site
Champions Michigan Wolverines (7th title)
Runner-Up Denver Pioneers (5th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Al Renfrew (1st title)
MOP Bob Gray Michigan
Attendance 16,278

The 1964 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1963–64 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 17th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 19 and 21, 1964, and concluded with Michigan defeating Denver 6-3. All games were played at the University of Denver Arena in Denver, Colorado.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The ECAC tournament champion and the WCHA tournament champion received automatic bids into the tournament. Two at-large bids were offered to one eastern and one western team based upon both their tournament finish as well as their regular season record.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Providence ECAC Hockey 19–5–0 Tournament champion 1st Never 1 Denver WCHA 19–6–4 Tournament champion 5th 1963
2 Rensselaer ECAC Hockey 17–7–0 At-Large 4th 1961 2 Michigan WCHA 22–4–1 At-Large 12th 1962

Format[edit]

The ECAC champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA 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 Meehan Auditorium. 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]

  Semifinals
March 19–20
National Championship
March 21
                     
W1 Denver 4  
E2 Rensselaer 1  
  W1 Denver 3  
  W2 Michigan 6  
E1 Providence 2
W2 Michigan 3     Third Place Game
  E1 Providence 1
  E2 Rensselaer 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Semifinals[edit]

Denver vs. Rensselaer[edit]


Providence vs. Michigan[edit]


Consolation Game[edit]

Providence vs. Rensselaer[edit]


National Championship[edit]

Denver vs. Michigan[edit]


All-Tournament Team[4][edit]

References[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. ^ "Michigan 2009-10 Hockey Yearbook" (PDF). Michigan Wolverines. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
  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.