1977 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1977 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
|Finals Site||Olympia Stadium
|Champions||Wisconsin (2nd title, 2nd title game,
4th Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up||Michigan (9th title game,
13th Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists||Boston University (12th Frozen Four)
New Hampshire (1st Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Bob Johnson (2nd title)|
|MOP||Julian Baretta (Wisconsin)|
|NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The NCAA NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved in playing single-elimination play to determine the national champion of NCAA Division 1. Beginning with the 1977 tournament the NCAA allowed itself the option to add one team to each region of the bracket, east and west, as it deemed necessary. This created a quarterfinal round that was contested in a single game elimination format held at campus sites. This format would remain in place until 1981 when the field was expanded to eight teams. In the four years this format was used the field was expanded to five teams three times and six teams once (1978).
The tournament began on March 20, 1977. The semifinals were on March 22 and March 23, 1977. The National Championship Game was on March 24, 1977. A total of 4 games were played in Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. Wisconsin won their second national championship by defeating Michigan 6-5 in overtime.
- University of Michigan
- Bowling Green University
- Boston University
- University of Wisconsin
- University of New Hampshire
Consolation Game: Boston University 6, New Hampshire 5
- G: Julian Baretta* (Wisconsin)
- D: Craig Norwich (Wisconsin)
- D: John Taft (Wisconsin)
- F: Dave Debol (Michigan)
- F: Rick Meagher (Boston University)
- F: Dave Silk (Boston University)
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