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1982 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

Qualifying teams[1]Edit

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 three Division I conferences (CCHA, ECAC and WCHA) received automatic invitations into the tournament. Two additional automatic bids were received by the two ECAC division champions that did not contain the ECAC champion. At-large bids made up the remaining 3 teams, an additional 1 eastern and 2 western schools.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Northeastern ECAC Hockey 23–8–1 Tournament champion 1st Never 1 Wisconsin WCHA 32–10–1 Tournament champion 7th 1981
2 New Hampshire ECAC Hockey 20–12–0 At-large bid 3rd 1979 2 North Dakota WCHA 31–12–0 At-large bid 9th 1980
3 Clarkson ECAC Hockey 26–6–1 Division champion 8th 1981 3 Michigan State CCHA 26–12–2 Tournament champion 4th 1967
4 Harvard ECAC Hockey 13–13–2 Division champion 8th 1975 4 Bowling Green CCHA 27–12–1 At-large bid 4th 1979


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 Providence Civic Center 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.

Tournament bracket[2]Edit

March 19–21
March 25–26
National Championship
March 27
E1 Northeastern 2 3*** 5  
W4 Bowling Green 2 2 4  
  E1 Northeastern 2  
  W2 North Dakota 6  
W2 North Dakota 5 2 7
E3 Clarkson 1 1 2  
  W2 North Dakota 5
  W1 Wisconsin 2
W1 Wisconsin 6 4 10  
E4 Harvard 1 3 4  
  W1 Wisconsin 5 Third Place Game
  E2 New Hampshire 0  
E2 New Hampshire 3 6 9 E1 Northeastern 10
W3 Michigan State 2 2 4   E2 New Hampshire 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


(E1) Northeastern vs. (W4) Bowling GreenEdit

Northeastern won series 5–4

(E2) New Hampshire vs. (W3) Michigan StateEdit

New Hampshire won series 9–4

(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E4) HarvardEdit

Wisconsin won series 10–4

(W2) North Dakota vs. (E3) ClarksonEdit

North Dakota won series 7–2


(E1) Northeastern vs. (W2) North DakotaEdit

(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E2) New HampshireEdit

Third Place GameEdit

(E1) Northeastern vs. (E2) New HampshireEdit

National ChampionshipEdit

(W1) Wisconsin vs. (W2) North DakotaEdit

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st UND Glen WhitePP Sykes and Fester 1:26 1–0 UND
WIS Ron Vincent Thomas 3:56 1–1
2nd UND Phil Sykes Sherven 21:09 2–1 UND
WIS John Newberry Pearson and Flatley 25:30 2–2
3rd UND Phil SykesGW Ludwig and White 46:27 3–2 UND
UND Cary Eades Murray and Dachyshyn 50:07 4–2 UND
UND Phil Sykes White and Zombo 55:08 5–2 UND

All-Tournament Team[5]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[6]


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