1981 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1981 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 8
Champions Wisconsin (3rd title, 3rd title game,
6th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Minnesota (8th title game,
9th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Michigan Tech (10th Frozen Four)
Northern Michigan (2nd Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Bob Johnson (3rd title)
MOP Marc Behrend (Wisconsin)
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1980  1982 →

The 1981 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1980–81 season in men's ice hockey for teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The field for the 1981 tournament was expanded to include eight teams, an increase from the flexible five or six team format that had been in place since 1977. This format would be used until 1988 when the field was expanded to 12 teams.[1]

The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 6-3 in the championship game, held in Duluth, Minnesota.

Tournament bracket[edit]

The quarter-finals were two-game total-goals series played at the campus of the higher seed. The semi-finals and finals were single elimination games.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 Clarkson 2 6 8  
 Wisconsin 3 6 9  
   Wisconsin 5  
   Northern Michigan 1  
 Northern Michigan 7 3 10
 Cornell 3 4 7  
   Wisconsin 6
   Minnesota 3
 Minnesota 9 5 14  
 Colgate 4 4 8  
   Minnesota 7 Third place
   Michigan Tech 2  
 Providence 3 5 8  Michigan Tech 5
 Michigan Tech 7 6 13    Northern Michigan 2

All-Tournament Team[2][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[3]


  1. ^ "Title Unknown" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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