The 1978 NAIA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament involved eight schools playing in single-elimination bracket to determine the national champion of men's NAIA college ice hockey. The 1978 tournament was the 11th men's ice hockey tournament to be sponsored by the NAIA.[1] The tournament began on February 24, 1978 and ended with the championship game on February 26, 1978.[2]

Ed Saugestad was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1978.[3]

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Bracket[edit | edit source]

Coliseum Ice Arena, St. Paul, Minnesota

  First Round
February 24
Semifinals
February 25
National Championship
February 26
                           
  1  Bemidji State 16  
8  St. Francis (Maine) 2  
  1  Bemidji State 7  
  5  St. Thomas 1  
4  Gustavus Adolphus
  5  St. Thomas  
    1  Bemidji State 3
  2  Augsburg 4
  3  Wisconsin-River Falls 3  
6  St. Scholastica 2  
  2  Augsburg 10 Third place
  3  Wisconsin-River Falls 2  
2  Augsburg 6 3  Wisconsin-River Falls 3
  7  Ferris State 4   5  St. Thomas 7

References[edit | edit source]

  1. BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY BEAVERS (1947-PRESENT). Vintage Minnesota Hockey. Retrieved on 2017-07-07.
  2. NAIA history and records. Retrieved on 2017-07-07.
  3. "Former coach named Legends of Hockey recipient", ESPN, 2007-02-27. 

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