The 1968 NAIA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament involved four schools playing in single-elimination bracket to determine the national champion of men's NAIA college ice hockey. The 1968 tournament was the first men's ice hockey tournament to be sponsored by the NAIA.[1] The tournament began on March 8, 1968, and ended with the championship game on March 9.[2]

The championship game pitted ICHA conference rivals Bemidji State College (BSC) and Lake Superior State College (LSSC) against each other. Despite LSSC taking all four regular season games against BSC, the Beavers earned their first National Title with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Lakers.[3]


1968 ICHA
> 1969 NAIA

Brackets[edit | edit source]

St. Paul Auditorium, St. Paul, Minnesota

March 8
    National Championship
March 9
   Bemidji State 11  
   Boston State 0    
       Bemidji State 5 OT
       Lake Superior State 4
   Lake Superior State 7    
   Gustavus Adolphus 1   Third Place Game
 Gustavus Adolphus 7
   Boston State 6

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Men’s Hockey Opens Conference Slate Versus St. Olaf. Gustavus Adolphus College. Retrieved on 2017-11-03.
  2. NAIA history and records. Retrieved on 2017-07-07.
  3. BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY BEAVERS (1947-PRESENT). Vintage Minnesota Hockey. Retrieved on 2017-07-07.

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