1984 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1984 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
|Finals Site||1980 Olympic Arena
Lake Placid, New York
|Champions||Bowling Green (1st title, 1st title game,
2nd Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up||Minnesota-Duluth (1st title game,
1st Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists||North Dakota (10th Frozen Four)
Michigan State (4th Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Jerry York (1st title)|
|MOP||Gary Kruzich (Bowling Green)|
|NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1984 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1983–84 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 37th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 16 and 24, 1984, and concluded with Bowling Green defeating Minnesota-Duluth 5-4 in quadruple overtime. All Quarterfinals matchups were held at home team venues while all succeeding games were played at the 1980 Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York.
As of 2016 the final game is the longest match to determine a champion in NCAA history.
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Tournament Bracket
- 3.1 Quarterfinals
- 3.2 Semifinal
- 3.3 Third Place Game
- 3.4 National Championship
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 References
- 6 External links
The NCAA permitted 8 teams to qualify for the tournament and divided its qualifiers into two regions (East and West). Each of the tournament champions from the three Division I conferences (CCHA, ECAC and WCHA) received automatic invitations into the tournament with At-large bids making up the remaining 5 teams, an additional 2 western and 3 eastern schools.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Rensselaer||ECAC Hockey||30–6–0||Tournament champion||5th||1964||1||Michigan State||CCHA||32–10–0||Tournament champion||6th||1983|
|2||Boston University||ECAC Hockey||27–10–0||At-large bid||14th||1978||2||Minnesota–Duluth||WCHA||27–10–2||Tournament champion||2nd||1983|
|3||Clarkson||ECAC Hockey||20–10–2||At-large bid||9th||1982||3||Bowling Green||CCHA||31–7–2||At-large bid||5th||1982|
|4||Boston College||ECAC Hockey||26–11–0||At-large bid||12th||1978||4||North Dakota||WCHA||28–11–2||At-large bid||10th||1982|
The tournament featured three rounds of play. The two odd-number ranked teams from one region were placed into a bracket with the two even-number ranked teams of the other region. The teams were then seeded according to their ranking. In the Quarterfinals the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds played two-game aggregate series to determine which school advanced to the Semifinals. Beginning with the Semifinals all games were played at the 1980 Olympic Arena and all series became Single-game eliminations. The winning teams in the semifinals advanced to the National Championship Game with the losers playing in a Third Place game.
|W1||Michigan State||1||Third Place Game|
|E2||Boston University||6||1||7||W1||Michigan State||5|
|W3||Bowling Green||3||5***||8||W4||North Dakota||6*|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(E1) Rensselaer vs. (W4) North Dakota
|March 16||Rensselaer||4 – 5||North Dakota||Houston Field House|
|March 17||Rensselaer||2 – 4||North Dakota||Houston Field House|
|North Dakota won series 9–6|
(E2) Boston University vs. (W3) Bowling Green
|March 16||Boston University||6 – 3||Bowling Green||Walter Brown Arena|
|March 17||Boston University||1 – 5||3OT||Bowling Green||Walter Brown Arena|
|Bowling Green won series 8–7|
(W1) Michigan State vs. (E4) Boston College
|March 17||Michigan State||6 – 2||Boston College||Munn Ice Arena|
|March 18||Michigan State||7 – 6||Boston College||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 13–8|
(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (E3) Clarkson
|March 16||Minnesota–Duluth||6 – 2||Clarkson||DECC Arena|
|March 17||Minnesota–Duluth||3 – 6||Clarkson||DECC Arena|
|Minnesota–Duluth won series 9–8|
(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (W4) North Dakota
|March 22||Minnesota–Duluth||2 – 1||OT||North Dakota||1980 Olympic Arena|
(W1) Michigan State vs. (W3) Bowling Green
|March 23||Michigan State||1 – 2||Bowling Green||1980 Olympic Arena|
Third Place Game
(W1) Michigan State vs. (W4) North Dakota
|March 24||Michigan State||5 – 6||OT||North Dakota||1980 Olympic Arena|
(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (W3) Bowling Green
|March 24||Minnesota–Duluth||4 – 5||4OT||Bowling Green||1980 Olympic Arena|
- G: Rick Kosti (Minnesota-Duluth)
- G: Gary Kruzich* (Bowling Green)
- D: David Ellett (Bowling Green)
- D: Garry Galley (Bowling Green)
- F: Dean Barsness (North Dakota)
- F: Bob Lakso (Minnesota-Duluth)
- F: Lyle Phair (Michigan State)
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