| 1980 NCAA Division I Men's|
Ice Hockey Tournament
|Finals Site|| Providence Civic Center|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Champions|| North Dakota Fighting Sioux (3rd title, 6th title game,|
8th Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up|| Northern Michigan Wildcats (1st title game,|
2nd Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists|| Dartmouth Big Green (4th Frozen Four)|
Cornell Big Red (7th Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Gino Gasparini (1st title)|
|MOP||Doug Smail North Dakota|
| NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1979–80 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 33rd such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 22 and 29, 1980, and concluded with North Dakota defeating Northern Michigan 5-2. The first round game was held at the home team venue while all succeeding games were played at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
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 co-champions. 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||Cornell||ECAC Hockey||16–13–0||Tournament champion||7th||1973||1||North Dakota||WCHA||29–8–1||Tournament co-champion||8th||1979|
|2||Dartmouth||ECAC Hockey||18–10–1||Tournament finalist||4th||1979||2||Minnesota||WCHA||26–14–0||Tournament co-champion||9th||1979|
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|A||Northern Michigan||CCHA||32–5–1||Tournament champion||1st||Never|
The four automatic qualifiers were seeded according to pre-tournament finish. The ECAC champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA co-champion that finished highest in the regular season 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 Providence Civic Center. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.
|A||Northern Michigan||4||A||Northern Michigan||2|
|E2||Dartmouth||1||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(W2) Minnesota vs. (A) Northern MichiganEdit
|March 22||Minnesota||3 – 4||Northern Michigan||Williams Arena|
(W1) North Dakota vs. (E2) DartmouthEdit
|March 27||North Dakota||4 – 1||Dartmouth||Providence Civic Center|
(E1) Cornell vs. (A) Northern MichiganEdit
|March 28||Cornell||4 – 5||Northern Michigan||Providence Civic Center|
Third Place GameEdit
(E1) Cornell vs. (E2) DartmouthEdit
|March 29||Cornell||4 – 8||Dartmouth||Providence Civic Center|
(W1) North Dakota vs. (A) Northern MichiganEdit
|March 29||North Dakota||5 – 2||Northern Michigan||Providence Civic Center|
- G: Steve Weeks (Northern Michigan)
- D: Marc Chorney (North Dakota)
- D: Tom Laidlaw (Northern Michigan)
- F: Roy Kerling (Cornell)
- F: Doug Smail* (North Dakota)
- F: Phil Sykes (North Dakota)
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
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