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The 1955 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1954–55 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 8th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 10 and 12, 1955, and concluded with Michigan defeating Colorado College 5-3. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1955 NCAA Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsMichigan Wolverines (5th title)
Runner-upColorado College Tigers (3rd title game)
Winning coachVic Heyliger (5th title)
MOPPhilip Hilton Colorado College

Qualifying teams[1]Edit

Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The two best WIHL teams and a Tri-State League representative received bids into the tournament as did one independent school.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Harvard Independent 16–2–1 At-Large 1st Never 1 Colorado College WIHL 21–5–0 At-Large 6th 1952
2 St. Lawrence Tri-State League 19–3–1 At-Large 2nd 1952 2 Michigan WIHL 16–5–1 At-Large 8th 1954


The eastern team judged as better was seeded as the top eastern team while the WIHL champion was given the top western seed. The second eastern seed was slotted to play the top western seed and vice versa. All games were played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.


March 10–11
National Championship
March 12
E1 Harvard 3  
W2 Michigan 7  
  W2 Michigan 5  
  W1 Colorado College 3  
W1 Colorado College 2
E2 St. Lawrence 1     Third Place Game
  E1 Harvard 6
  E2 St. Lawrence 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Harvard vs. MichiganEdit

Colorado College vs. St. LawrenceEdit

Consolation GameEdit

Harvard vs. St. LawrenceEdit

National ChampionshipEdit

Colorado College vs. MichiganEdit

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st UM Tom Rendall unassisted 02:38 1–0 UM
CC unknown unknown 1–1
UM Neil Buchanan M. Buchanan 19:23 2–1 UM
2nd None
3rd UM Jay Goold unassisted 46:18 3–1 UM
CC Don Wishart Hubchik 47:34 3–2 UM
UM Jerry KarpinkaGW Dunnigan 48:31 4–2 UM
CC Clare Smith Silverberg 57:23 4–3 UM
UM Bill MacFarlandEN unassisted 59:57 5–3 UM

All-Tournament Team[3]Edit


  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ "Team History" (PDF). Michigan Wolverines. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). 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.