1965 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1965 NCAA Men's University Division
Ice Hockey Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsMichigan Tech Huskies (2nd title)
Runner-upBoston College Eagles (2nd title game)
Winning coachJohn MacInnes (2nd title)
MOPGary Milroy Michigan Tech

The 1965 NCAA Men's University Division Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1964–65 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season, the 18th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 18 and 20, 1965, and concluded with Michigan Tech defeating Boston College 8-2. All games were played at the Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island.

This is the first time the NCAA tournament did not have a participant that appeared in the previous season's meeting.

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 Boston College ECAC Hockey 23–6–0 Tournament champion 8th 1963 1 Michigan Tech WCHA 22–5–2 Tournament champion 4th 1962
2 Brown ECAC Hockey 21–7–0 At-Large 2nd 1951 2 North Dakota WCHA 24–7–0 At-Large 4th 1963


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]

March 18–19
National Championship
March 20
E1 Boston College 4  
W2 North Dakota 3  
  E1 Boston College 2  
  W1 Michigan Tech 8  
W1 Michigan Tech 4
E2 Brown 0     Third Place Game
  W2 North Dakota 9
  E2 Brown 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Boston College vs. North Dakota[edit]

Michigan Tech vs. Brown[edit]

Consolation Game[edit]

North Dakota vs. Brown[edit]

National Championship[edit]

Boston College vs. Michigan Tech[edit]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st MTU Gary Milroy Weller 7:28 1–0 MTU
MTU Wayne Weller Milroy and Holm 13:12 2–0 MTU
MTU Bob WilsonGW PP Leiman and Yeo 18:56 3–0 MTU
2nd MTU Colin Patterson Wilson and Yeo 22:13 4–0 MTU
MTU Fred Dart Yoshino and Toothill 23:37 5–0 MTU
MTU Gary MilroyPP Riutta and Huculak 34:58 6–0 MTU
BC E. J. BreenPP Toran 37:24 6–1 MTU
MTU Wayne Weller Milroy 39:26 7–1 MTU
3rd BC Jim Mullen Dyer and Cunniff 46:02 7–2 MTU
MTU Bob Wilson unassisted 57:58 8–2 MTU
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st MTU Terry Ryan Holding 6:00 2:00
BC John Moylan Cross–Checking 6:00 2:00
MTU Colin Patterson Cross–Checking 8:47 2:00
MTU Ed Caterer Tripping 10:52 2:00
BC Woody Johnson Elbowing 16:57 2:00
2nd BC Francis Kearns Interference 24:02 2:00
MTU Dennis Huculak Holding 32:04 2:00
BC Jim Mullen Illegal Check 34:23 2:00
MTU Gary Milroy Slashing 36:06 2:00
MTU David Confrey Charging 36:41 2:00
MTU Wayne Weller Tripping 39:32 2:00
MTU Al Holm Roughing 39:32 2:00
BC Woody Johnson Roughing 39:32 2:00
3rd BC Ralphy Toran Slashing 42:08 2:00
BC Francis Kearns Elbowing 50:47 2:00
MTU Dennis Huculak Slashing 50:47 2:00
MTU Terry Ryan Tripping 54:17 2:00

All-Tournament Team[4][edit]


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  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.