1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1987 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
|Finals Site||Joe Louis Arena
|Champions||North Dakota (5th title, 8th title game,
11th Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up||Michigan State (4th title game,
6th Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists||Minnesota (12th Frozen Four)
Harvard (10th Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Gino Gasparini (3rd title)|
|MOP||Tony Hrkac (North Dakota)|
|NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1987 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1986–87 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 40th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 20 and 28, 1987, and concluded with North Dakota defeating Michigan State 5-3. All Quarterfinals matchups were held at home team venues while all succeeding games were played at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
- 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 four Division I conferences (CCHA, ECAC, Hockey East and WCHA) received automatic invitations into the tournament with At-large bids making up the remaining 4 teams, 1 from each conference.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Boston College||Hockey East||30–7–0||Tournament champion||15th||1986||1||North Dakota||WCHA||36–8–0||Tournament champion||11th||1984|
|2||Harvard||ECAC Hockey||26–4–0||Tournament champion||12th||1986||2||Michigan State||CCHA||30–9–2||Tournament champion||9th||1986|
|3||Maine||Hockey East||24–14–2||At-large bid||1st||Never||3||Bowling Green||CCHA||33–8–2||At-large bid||6th||1984|
|4||St. Lawrence||ECAC Hockey||24–9–0||At-large bid||9th||1983||4||Minnesota||WCHA||32–12–1||At-large bid||14th||1986|
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 Joe Louis 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||North Dakota||5||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(E1) Boston College vs. (W4) Minnesota
|March 20||Boston College||1 – 4||Minnesota||McHugh Forum|
|March 21||Boston College||3 – 2||Minnesota||McHugh Forum|
|Minnesota won series 6–4|
(E2) Harvard vs. (W3) Bowling Green
|March 20||Harvard||7 – 1||Bowling Green||Bright Hockey Center|
|March 21||Harvard||3 – 0||Bowling Green||Bright Hockey Center|
|Harvard won series 10–1|
(W1) North Dakota vs. (E4) St. Lawrence
|March 20||North Dakota||3 – 1||St. Lawrence||Winter Sports Center|
|March 21||North Dakota||6 – 3||St. Lawrence||Winter Sports Center|
|North Dakota won series 9–4|
(W2) Michigan State vs. (E3) Maine
|March 20||Michigan State||6 – 2||Maine||Munn Ice Arena|
|March 21||Michigan State||5 – 3||Maine||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 11–5|
(W1) North Dakota vs. (E2) Harvard
|March 26||North Dakota||5 – 2||Harvard||Joe Louis Arena|
(W2) Michigan State vs. (W4) Minnesota
|March 27||Michigan State||5 – 3||Minnesota||Joe Louis Arena|
Third Place Game
(E2) Harvard vs. (W4) Minnesota
|March 28||Harvard||3 – 6||Minnesota||Joe Louis Arena|
(W1) North Dakota vs. (W2) Michigan State
|March 28||North Dakota||5 – 3||Michigan State||Joe Louis Arena|
- G: Ed Belfour (North Dakota)
- D: Ian Kidd (North Dakota)
- D: Chris Luongo (Michigan State)
- D: Don McSween (Michigan State)
- F: Tony Hrkac* (North Dakota)
- F: Bob Joyce (North Dakota)
- F: Corey Millen (Minnesota)
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