1968 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
The 1968 NCAA Men's University Division Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1967–68 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season, the 21st such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 14 and 16, 1968, and concluded with Denver defeating North Dakota 4-0. All games were played at the Duluth Arena Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota.
|Champions||Denver Pioneers (4th title)|
|Runner-up||North Dakota Fighting Sioux (4th title game)|
|Winning coach||Murray Armstrong (4th title)|
|MOP||Gerry Powers Denver|
- 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 two WCHA tournament co-champions received automatic bids into the tournament. An at-large bid was offered to a second eastern team based upon both their ECAC 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||Cornell||ECAC Hockey||26–1–0||Tournament champion||2nd||1967||1||Denver||WCHA||26–5–1||Tournament co-champion||7th||1966|
|2||Boston College||ECAC Hockey||19–9–1||At-Large||9th||1965||2||North Dakota||WCHA||19–9–3||Tournament co-champion||6th||1967|
The ECAC champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA co-champion with the better regular season record 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 Duluth Arena 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.
|W2||North Dakota||3||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(W1) Denver vs. (E2) Boston CollegeEdit
|March 14||Denver||4 – 1||Boston College||Duluth Arena Auditorium|
(E1) Cornell vs. (W2) North DakotaEdit
|March 15||Cornell||1 – 3||North Dakota||Duluth Arena Auditorium||Recap|
|No Scoring||First period||No scoring|
|No scoring||Second period||02:40 - Dave Kartio (Abram)|
13:44 - GW - Gary Lyons (Gasparini)
|(Tufford, Hughes) Brain Cornell - 11:09||Third period||01:38 - PP - Bob Munro (Ogden)|
|( 30 saves / 33 shots ) Ken Dryden||Goalie stats||Mike Curran ( 21 saves / 22 shots )|
(E1) Cornell vs. (E2) Boston CollegeEdit
|March 16||Cornell||6 – 1||Boston College||Duluth Arena Auditorium||Recap|
|(Hughes, Giuliani) Brian Cornell - 11:56
(Lewis) Bruce Pattison - GW - 13:54
(Giuliani, Ryan) Dick Bertrand - 15:23
|First period||No scoring|
|(Hughes, Lowe) Brian Cornell - 01:22
(Pattison, Stanowski) Peter Tufford - PP - 13:54
(Tufford, Hughes) Brian Cornell - 14:28
|Second period||No scoring|
|No scoring||Third period||05:52 - Whitey Allen (Ahern, Clarke)|
|( 22 saves / 23 shots ) Ken Dryden||Goalie stats||Jeff Cohen ( 15 saves / 19 shots ) / George McPhee ( 21 saves / 23 shots )|
(W1) Denver vs. (W2) North DakotaEdit
|March 16||Denver||4 – 0||North Dakota||Duluth Arena Auditorium|
|3rd||DEN||Bob Trembecky – GW PP||Wiste and Magnuson||42:44||1–0 DEN|
|DEN||Bob Trembecky||Patrick||53:16||2–0 DEN|
|DEN||Al Genovy||Gilmore||58:06||3–0 DEN|
|DEN||Tom Gilmore||unassisted||58:25||4–0 DEN|
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