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NCAA Frozen Four

The NCAA Division I hockey tournament began in 1948 and was played at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs from 1948-57. Since 1958, the tournament has moved around the country, stopping for consecutive years only at Boston Garden from 1972-74. Consolation games to determine third place were played from 1949-89 and discontinued in 1990.

Multiple Winners: Multiple winners: Michigan (9); North Dakota (7); Denver (6); Minnesota and Wisconsin (5); Boston University (4); Lake Superior St. and Michigan Tech (3); Boston College, Colorado College, Cornell, Maine, Michigan St. and RPI (2).

Year Champion Head Coach Score Runner-up Third Place
1948 Michigan Vic Heyliger 8-4 Dartmouth Colorado College and Boston College
Year Champion Head Coach Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1949 Boston College Snooks Kelley 4-3 Dartmouth Michigan 10-4 Colorado Col.
1950 Colorado College Cheddy Thompson 13-4 Boston Univ. Michigan 10-6 Boston College
1951 Michigan Vic Heyliger 7-1 Brown Boston Univ. 7-4 Colorado College
1952 Michigan Vic Heyliger 4-1 Colorado Col. Yale 4-1 St. Lawrence
1953 Michigan Vic Heyliger 7-3 Minnesota RPI 6-3 Boston Univ.
1954 RPI Ned Harkness 5-4* Minnesota Michigan 7-2 Boston College
1955 Michigan Vic Heyliger 5-3 Colorado Col. Harvard 6-3 St. Lawrence
1956 Michigan Vic Heyliger 7-5 Michigan Tech St. Lawrence 6-2 Boston College
1957 Colorado College Tom Bedecki 13-6 Michigan Clarkson 2-1†Harvard
1958 Denver Murray Armstrong 6-2 North Dakota Clarkson 5-1 Harvard
1959 North Dakota Bob May 4-3* Michigan St. Boston College 7-6†St. Lawrence
        
1960 Denver Murray Armstrong 5-3 Michigan Tech Boston Univ. 7-6 St. Lawrence
1961 Denver Murray Armstrong 12-2 St. Lawrence Minnesota 4-3 RPI
1962 Michigan Tech John MacInnes 7-1 Clarkson Michigan 5-1 St. Lawrence
1963 North Dakota Barry Thorndycraft 6-5 Denver Clarkson 5-3 Boston College
1964 Michigan Allen Renfrew 6-3 Denver RPI 2-1 Providence
1965 Michigan Tech John MacInnes 8-2 Boston College North Dakota 9-5 Brown
1966 Michigan St. Amo Bessone 6-1 Clarkson Denver 4-3 Boston Univ.
1967 Cornell Ned Harkness 4-1 Boston Univ. Michigan St. 6-1 North Dakota
1968 Denver Murray Armstrong 4-0 North Dakota Cornell 6-1 Boston College
1969 Denver Murray Armstrong 4-3 Cornell Harvard 6-5†Michigan Tech
        
1970 Cornell Ned Harkness 6-4 Clarkson Wisconsin 6-5 Michigan Tech
1971 Boston Univ.Jack Kelley 4-2 Minnesota Denver 1-0 Harvard
1972 Boston Univ. Jack Kelley 4-0 Cornell Wisconsin 5-2 Denver
1973 Wisconsin Bob Johnson 4-2 Denver Boston College 3-1 Cornell
1974 Minnesota Herb Brooks 4-2 Michigan Tech Boston Univ. 7-5 Harvard
1975 Michigan Tech John MacInnes 6-1 Minnesota Boston Univ. 10-5 Harvard
1976 Minnesota Herb Brooks 6-4 Michigan Tech Brown 8-7 Boston Univ.
1977 Wisconsin Bob Johnson 6-5* Michigan Boston Univ. 6-5 N. Hampshire
1978 Boston Univ. Jack Parker 5-3 Boston College Bowl. Green 4-3 Wisconsin
1979 Minnesota Herb Brooks 4-3 North Dakota Dartmouth 7-3 N. Hampshire
        
1980 North Dakota Gino Gasparini 5-2 N. Michigan Dartmouth 8-4 Cornell
1981 Wisconsin Bob Johnson 6-3 Minnesota Mich. Tech 5-2 N. Michigan
1982 North Dakota Gino Gasparini 5-2 Wisconsin Northeastern 10-4 N. Hampshire
1983 Wisconsin Jeff Sauer 6-2 Harvard Providence 4-3 Minnesota
1984 Bowling Green Jerry York 5-4* Minn-Duluth North Dakota 6-5†Michigan St.
1985 RPI Mike Addesa 2-1 Providence Minn-Duluth 7-6†Boston College
1986 Michigan St. Ron Mason 6-5 Harvard Minnesota 6-4 Denver
1987 North Dakota Gino Gasparini 5-3 Michigan St. Minnesota 6-3 Harvard
1988 Lake Superior St. Frank Anzalone 4-3* St. Lawrence Maine 5-2 Minnesota
1989 Harvard Billy Cleary 4-3* Minnesota Michigan St. 7-4 Maine
Year Champion Head Coach Score Runner-up Third Place
1990 Wisconsin Jeff Sauer 7-3 Colgate Boston College and Boston Univ.
1991 Northern Michigan Rick Comley 8-7* Boston Univ. Maine and Clarkson
1992 Lake Superior St. Jeff Jackson 5-3 Wisconsin Michigan and Michigan St.
1993 Maine Shawn Walsh 5-4 Lake Superior St. Boston Univ. and Michigan
1994 Lake Superior St. Jeff Jackson 9-1 Boston Univ. Harvard and Minnesota
1995 Boston Univ. Jack Parker 6-2 Maine Michigan and Minnesota
1996MichiganRed Berenson3-2*Colorado Col.Vermont and Boston Univ.
1997North DakotaDean Blais6-4Boston Univ.Colorado College and Michigan
1998MichiganRed Berenson3-2*Boston CollegeNew Hampshire and Ohio St.
1999MaineShawn Walsh3-2*New HampshireBoston College and Michigan St.
      
2000North DakotaDean Blais4-2Boston CollegeSt. Lawrence and Maine
2001Boston CollegeJerry York3-2*North DakotaMichigan and Michigan St.
2002MinnesotaDon Lucia4-3*MaineMichigan and New Hampshire
2003 Minnesota Don Lucia 5-1 New Hampshire Michigan and Cornell
2004 Denver George Gwozdecky 1-0 Maine Minnesota Duluth and Boston College
*Championship game overtime goals: 1954—1:54; 1959—4:22; 1977—0: 23; 1984—7:11 in 4th OT; 1988—4:46; 1989—4:16; 1991—1:57 in 3rd OT; 1996—3:35; 1998—17:51; 1999—10:50; 2001—4:43; 2002—16:58.
†Consolation game overtimes ended in 1st OT except in 1957, '59, and '69, which all ended in 2nd OT.
Note: Runners-up Denver (1973) and Wisconsin (1992) had participation voided by the NCAA for using ineligible players.

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