1969 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1969 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals Site
Champions Denver (5th title)
Runner-Up Cornell (2nd title game)
Winning coach Murray Armstrong (5th title)
MOP Keith Magnuson Denver

The 1969 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1968–69 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 22nd such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 13 and 15, 1969, and concluded with Denver defeating Cornell 4-3. Three games were played at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado while the consolation game was played at the newly-opened Cadet Ice Arena.

This was the first time that the NCAA tournament did not take place entirely at one venue, an event that did not occur again until the tournament expanded to include a play-in game in 1977.

This was the 11th and final time that the Broadmoor World Arena played host to the NCAA tournament. The arena that has held the second most championships is the Dunkin' Donuts Center (previously the Providence Civic Center) with 6 (as of 2016).

Qualifying teams[1][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 3rd 1968 1 Denver WCHA 24–6–0 Tournament co-champion 8th 1968
2 Harvard ECAC Hockey 18–7–1 At-Large 4th 1958 2 Michigan Tech WCHA 21–7–1 Tournament co-champion 5th 1965


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. Both semifinal games and the championship game were played at the Broadmoor World Arena while the consolation match was held at the Cadet Ice 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 13–14
National Championship
March 15
W1 Denver 9  
E2 Harvard 2  
  W1 Denver 4  
  E1 Cornell 3  
E1 Cornell 4*
W2 Michigan Tech 3     Third Place Game
  E2 Harvard 6**
  W2 Michigan Tech 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


(W1) Denver vs. (E2) Harvard[edit]

(E1) Cornell vs. (W2) Michigan Tech[edit]

Consolation Game[edit]

(E2) Harvard vs. (W2) Michigan Tech[edit]

National Championship[edit]

(W1) Denver vs. (E1) Cornell[edit]

All-Tournament Team[3][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. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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