1969 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|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).
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Tournament Bracket
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
|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.
|W2||Michigan Tech||3||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(W1) Denver vs. (E2) Harvard
|March 13||Denver||9 – 2||Harvard||Broadmoor World Arena|
(E1) Cornell vs. (W2) Michigan Tech
|March 14||Cornell||4 – 3||OT||Michigan Tech||Broadmoor World Arena|
(E2) Harvard vs. (W2) Michigan Tech
|March 15||Harvard||6 – 5||2OT||Michigan Tech||Cadet Ice Arena|
(W1) Denver vs. (E1) Cornell
|March 15||Denver||4 – 3||Cornell||Broadmoor World Arena|
|(Powis, Magnuson) Tom Gilmore – 02:41||First period||13:09 – Dan Lodboa (Pattison)|
|(Miller, Magnuson) George Morrison – PP – 10:25||Second period||12:28 – Brian Cornell (Tufford)|
|(Magnuson, Patrick) Bob Trembecky – 04:17
(Zeman) Tom Miller – GW – 11:50
|Third period||18:40 – Gordon Lowe (Giullani)|
|Gerry Powers ( 33 saves )||Goalie stats||( 21 saves ) Ken Dryden|
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