1994 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1994 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 12
Finals Site
Champions Lake Superior State Lakers (3rd title)
Runner-Up Boston University Terriers (7th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Jeff Jackson (2nd title)
MOP Sean Tallaire Lake Superior State
Attendance 76,016

The 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 25, 1994, and ended with the championship game on April 2. A total of 11 games were played.

Lake Superior State's 9-1 victory in the title game was the largest margin of victory since 1961.

Qualifying teams[1][edit]

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and Hockey East each had four teams receive a berth in the tournament while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the ECAC had two berths.

East Regional – Albany West Regional – East Lansing
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston University Hockey East 32–6–0 Tournament champion 20th 1993 1 Michigan CCHA 33–6–1 Tournament champion 17th 1993
2 Harvard ECAC 23–4–4 Tournament champion 16th 1993 2 Minnesota WCHA 23–11–4 Tournament champion 21st 1993
3 New Hampshire Hockey East 24–11–3 At-large bid 6th 1992 3 Massachusetts-Lowell Hockey East 24–9–5 At-large bid 2nd 1988
4 Wisconsin WCHA 25–14–1 At-large bid 15th 1993 4 Lake Superior State CCHA 27–10–4 At-large bid 8th 1993
5 Western Michigan CCHA 24–12–3 At-large bid 2nd 1986 5 Northeastern Hockey East 19–12–7 At-large bid 3rd 1988
6 Rensselaer ECAC 21–10–4 At-large bid 7th 1985 6 Michigan State CCHA 23–12–5 At-large bid 14th 1992

Game locations[edit]

Tournament Bracket[edit]

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 25–26
Regional Semifinals
March 26–27
Frozen Four
March 31
National Championship
April 2
                                     
       
  E1 Boston University 4  
    E4 Wisconsin 1  
E4 Wisconsin 6
E5 Western Michigan 3  
  E1 Boston University 4  
  W2 Minnesota 1  
       
       
  W2 Minnesota 2**
    W3 UMass-Lowell 1  
W3 UMass-Lowell 4
W6 Michigan State 3  
  E1 Boston University 1
  W4 Lake Superior State 9
       
       
  E2 Harvard 7
    E3 New Hampshire 1  
E3 New Hampshire 2
E6 Rensselaer 0  
  E2 Harvard 2
  W4 Lake Superior State 3*  
       
       
  W1 Michigan 4
    W4 Lake Superior State 5*  
W4 Lake Superior State 6*
W5 Northeastern 5  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional Quarterfinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) Rensselaer[edit]


(4) Wisconsin vs. (5) Western Michigan[edit]


West Regional[edit]

(3) Massachusetts-Lowell vs. (6) Michigan State[edit]


(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Northeastern[edit]


Regional Semifinals[edit]

East Regional[edit]

(1) Boston University vs. (4) Wisconsin[edit]


(2) Harvard vs. (3) New Hampshire[edit]


West Regional[edit]

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Lake Superior State[edit]


(2) Minnesota vs. (3) Massachusetts-Lowell[edit]


Frozen Four[edit]

National Semifinal[edit]

(E1) Boston University vs. (W2) Minnesota[edit]


(E2) Harvard vs. (W4) Lake Superior State[edit]


National Championship[edit]

(E1) Boston University vs. (W4) Lake Superior State[edit]


All-Tournament Team[3][edit]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[4]

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
CCHA 4 4-3 .571 2 1 1 1
Hockey East 4 4-4 .500 3 1 1 -
WCHA 2 2-2 .500 2 1 -
ECAC 2 1-2 .333 1 1 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Michigan State 2013-14 Hockey History" (PDF). Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.