|1977 NCAA Division I Men's|
Ice Hockey Tournament
|Finals Site||Olympia Stadium|
|Champions||Wisconsin Badgers (2nd title, 2nd title game,|
4th Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up||Michigan Wolverines (9th title game,|
13th Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists||Boston University Terriers (12th Frozen Four)|
New Hampshire Wildcats (1st Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Bob Johnson (2nd title)|
|MOP||Julian Baretta Wisconsin|
|NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1977 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1976–77 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 30th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 20 and 26, 1977, and concluded with Wisconsin defeating Michigan 6-5 in overtime. The first round game were held at the home team venue while all succeeding games were played at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.
For the first time the tournament was expanded beyond 4 teams. The NCAA selection committee granted themselves the ability to add an additional 4 teams to the tournament beyond the two tournament finalists from both the ECAC and WCHA.
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Tournament Bracket
- 3.1 First Round
- 3.2 Semifinal
- 3.3 Third Place Game
- 3.4 National Championship
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Qualifying teams[edit | edit source]
The NCAA gave four teams automatic bids into the tournament. The two ECAC teams that reached the ECAC tournament final received bids as did the two WCHA teams that reached their tournament championship. The NCAA also had the ability to add up to 4 additional teams as it saw fit and chose to include the CCHA tournament champion as well.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Boston University||ECAC Hockey||21–10–1||Tournament champion||12th||1976||1||Wisconsin||WCHA||35–7–1||Tournament champion||4th||1973|
|2||New Hampshire||ECAC Hockey||27–10–0||Tournament finalist||1st||Never||2||Michigan||WCHA||26–16–0||Tournament finalist||13th||1964|
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|A||Bowling Green||CCHA||28–10–0||Tournament champion||1st||Never|
Format[edit | edit source]
The four automatic qualifiers were seeded according to pre-tournament finish. 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. Because an at-large bid was offered to a western school they were placed in a first round game with the second western seed to determine the final semifinalist. The first round game was played at the home venue of the second seed while all succeeding games were played at the Olympia in Detroit, Michigan. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.
Tournament Bracket[edit | edit source]
|E2||New Hampshire||3||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
First Round[edit | edit source]
(W2) Michigan vs. (A) Bowling Green[edit | edit source]
|March 20||Michigan||7 – 5||Bowling Green||Yost Ice Arena|
Semifinal[edit | edit source]
(E1) Boston University vs. (W2) Michigan[edit | edit source]
|March 24||Boston University||4 – 6||Michigan||Olympia Stadium|
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E2) New Hampshire[edit | edit source]
|March 25||Wisconsin||4 – 3||OT||New Hampshire||Olympia Stadium|
Third Place Game[edit | edit source]
(E1) Boston University vs. (E2) New Hampshire[edit | edit source]
|March 26||Boston University||6 – 5||New Hampshire||Olympia Stadium|
National Championship[edit | edit source]
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (W2) Michigan[edit | edit source]
|March 26||Wisconsin||6 – 5||OT||Michigan||Olympia Stadium|
|(Norwich, Eaves) Steve Alley - PP - 02:29
(Norwich, Lundeen) Dave Herbst - 09:27
(Eaves, Alley) Mark Johnson - PP - 15:12
|First Period||16:13 - PP - Kip Maurer (Mabery, Rob Palmer)|
|(B. Suter, Ma. Johnson) Mike Meeker - PP - 02:54||Second Period||01:33 - PP - Dave Debol (Maurer, Rob Palmer)|
|(Grauer, Meeker) Mark Johnson - 01:10||Third Period||01:36 - Mark Miller (Debol, Todd)|
02:14 - Dave Debol (Thayer)
14:22 - John Wayman (Maurer)
|(Eaves, Ukseth) Steve Alley - 01:10||First Overtime Period||No Scoring|
|Julian Baretta ( 34 saves )||Goalie Stats||( 24 saves ) Rick Palmer|
- G: Julian Baretta* (Wisconsin)
- D: Craig Norwich (Wisconsin)
- D: John Taft (Wisconsin)
- F: Dave Debol (Michigan)
- F: Rick Meagher (Boston University)
- F: Dave Silk (Boston University)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Title Unknown. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved on 2013-06-29.
- "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21.
- "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013.
- "1977 Championship Boxscore", Wisconsin Badgers. Retrieved on 2018-04-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records", NCAA.org. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22.
- "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
- NCAA Division 1 Tournament. College Hockey historical Archive. Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved on 2013-07-03.
- NCAA Division 1 Awards. College Hockey historical Archive. Retrieved on 2013-07-03.
- Bob Johnson Year-by-Year Coaching Record. USCHO.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved on 2013-07-03.
- Attendance Records and Sites. NCAA.org. Archived from the original on 2013-07-01. Retrieved on 2013-07-03.
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