1968 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1968 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site
Champions Denver (4th title)
Runner-Up North Dakota (4th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Murray Armstrong (4th title)
MOP Gerry Powers Denver
Attendance 13,346

The 1968 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1967–68 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 21st such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 14 and 16, 1968, and concluded with Denver defeating North Dakota 4-0. All games were played at the Duluth Arena Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota.

Qualifying teams[2][edit]

Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The ECAC tournament champion and the two WCHA tournament co-champions received automatic bids into the tournament. An at-large bid was offered to a second eastern team based upon both their ECAC 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 Cornell ECAC Hockey 26–1–0 Tournament champion 2nd 1967 1 Denver WCHA 26–5–1 Tournament co-champion 7th 1966
2 Boston College ECAC Hockey 19–9–1 At-Large 9th 1965 2 North Dakota WCHA 19–9–3 Tournament co-champion 6th 1967

Format[edit]

The ECAC champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA co-champion with the better regular season 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 Duluth Arena 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[3][edit]

  Semifinals
March 14–15
National Championship
March 16
                     
W1  Denver 4  
E2  Boston College 1  
  W1  Denver 4  
  W2  North Dakota 0  
E1  Cornell 1
W2  North Dakota 3     Third Place Game
  E1  Cornell 6
  E2  Boston College 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Semifinals[edit]

(W1) Denver vs. (E2) Boston College[edit]


(E1) Cornell vs. (W2) North Dakota[edit]


Consolation Game[edit]

(E1) Cornell vs. (E2) Boston College[edit]


National Championship[edit]

(W1) Denver vs. (W2) North Dakota[edit]


All-Tournament Team[4][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cover1968NCAAhockeyprogram
  2. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  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. 

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