1963 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
The 1963 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1962–63 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 16th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 14 and 16, 1963, and concluded with North Dakota defeating Denver 6-5. All games were played at the McHugh Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
|Champions||North Dakota Fighting Sioux (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Denver Pioneers (4th title game)|
|Winning coach||Barry Thorndycraft (2nd title)|
|MOP||Al McLean North Dakota|
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Tournament Bracket
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 References
Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The ECAC tournament champion and the WCHA tournament champion received automatic bids into the tournament. Harvard, the ECAC champion, declined the bid to the tournament and was instead replaced by the runner-up Boston College. Two at-large bids were offered to one eastern and one western team based upon both their tournament finish as well as their regular season record.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Boston College||ECAC Hockey||22–7–0||At-Large||7th||1959||1||Denver||WCHA||22–8–1||Tournament champion||4th||1961|
|2||Clarkson||ECAC Hockey||19–3–2||At-Large||4th||1962||2||North Dakota||WCHA||20–7–3||At-Large||3rd||1959|
The ECAC champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA 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 Meehan Auditorium. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.
|E2||Clarkson||2||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
Boston College vs. North DakotaEdit
|March 14||Boston College||2 – 8||North Dakota||McHugh Forum|
Denver vs. ClarksonEdit
|March 15||Denver||6 – 2||Clarkson||McHugh Forum|
Boston College vs. ClarksonEdit
|March 21||Boston College||3 – 5||Clarkson||McHugh Forum|
Denver vs. North DakotaEdit
|March 16||Denver||5 – 6||North Dakota||McHugh Forum|
|1st||UND||Don Stokaluk||Merrifield and Bartlett||1:57||1–0 UND|
|UND||Al McLean||Sutherland and Bartlett||3:11||2–0 UND|
|UND||Ernie Dyda||Matheson and Merrifield||7:25||3–0 UND|
|DU||Greg Lacomy||Kenning and Fragomeni||12:55||3–1 UND|
|DU||Bob Hamill||Wilson and Art||13:13||3–2 UND|
|UND||Don Stokaluk||Roberge||14:20||4–2 UND|
|UND||Jack Matheson||Ross||15:14||5–2 UND|
|2nd||UND||Al McLean – GW||unassisted||25:01||6–2 UND|
|DU||Greg Lacomy||Wilson and Johnston||27:05||6–3 UND|
|DU||Bob Hamill||Staub||33:09||6–4 UND|
|3rd||DU||Bob Hamill||Kowel||53:19||6–5 UND|
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