1986 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1986 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 8
Finals Site Providence Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Champions Michigan State (2nd title, 3rd title game,
5th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Harvard (2nd title game,
9th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Minnesota (11th Frozen Four)
Denver (12th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Ron Mason (1st title)
MOP Mike Donnelly (Michigan State)
Attendance 24,836
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1985  1987 →

The 1986 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved eight schools playing in a two-game series followed by single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 21, 1986, and ended with the championship game on March 29. A total of 12 games were played. The quarterfinal round consisted of a two-game series with the winner being the team scoring the most goals.

Michigan State University, coached by Ron Mason, won the national championship with a 6–5 victory over Harvard University in front of 8,341 fans.

Game locations[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Frozen Four[edit]

Teams[edit]

East Regional[edit]

Seed Team Conference Coach
1 Boston University Hockey East    Jack Parker   
2 Michigan State University      CCHA Ron Mason
3 Boston College Hockey East Len Ceglarski
4 University of Minnesota WCHA Doug Woog
 

West Regional[edit]

Seed Team Conference Coach
1 University of Denver WCHA Ralph Backstrom
2 Harvard University ECAC Bill Cleary
3 Western Michigan University CCHA Bill Wilkinson
4 Cornell University ECAC Lou Reycroft

Brackets[edit]

East Regional[edit]

Seed Team Gm 1 Gm 2 Total
1 Boston 4 3 7
4 Minnesota 6 5 11
Seed Team Gm 1 Gm 2 Total
2 Michigan St 6 4 10
3 Boston College 4 2 6
 

West Regional[edit]

Seed Team Gm 1 Gm 2 Total
1 Denver 4 3 7
4 Cornell 2 4 6
Seed Team Gm 1 Gm 2 Total
2 Harvard 4 7 11
3 Western Michigan 2 2 4

Frozen Four[edit]

Semifinals
March 27–28
National Championship
March 29
           
E4 Minnesota 4
E2 Michigan St 6
E2 Michigan St 6
W2 Harvard 5
W1 Denver 2
W2 Harvard 5

Consolation Game: Minnesota 6, Denver 4

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[2]

Quick facts[edit]

  • The total championship attendance was 57,826
  • Lane MacDonald (4 G, 7 A) of Harvard and Mitch Messier (5 G, 6 A) of Michigan St each tallied 11 points in the tournament, most by any players
  • The following records were set or tied:
    • Most Assists, Individual, Game - 5, Kevin Miller, Michigan St, first round, game 1, tied
    • Shots on Goal, Both Teams, Period - 40, Minnesota (23) vs Michigan St (17), semifinals, second period, 5 goals

References[edit]

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

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