The 1981 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 1981 tournament was the 14th men's ice hockey tournament to be sponsored by the NAIA.[1] The tournament began on March 5, 1981 and ended with the championship game on March 7, 1981.[2]

Ed Saugestad was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1981.[3]

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Bracket[edit | edit source]

Hunt Arena, River Falls, Wisconsin

  First Round
March 5
Semifinals
March 6
National Championship
March 7
                           
  1  Bemidji State 5  
8  St. Mary’s (Minnesota) 1  
  1  Bemidji State 4  
  4  Wisconsin-Superior 6  
4  Wisconsin-Superior 7
  5  St. Thomas 6  
    2  Augsburg 8
  4  Wisconsin-Superior 3
  2  Augsburg 9  
7  Wisconsin-River Falls 2  
  2  Augsburg 7 Third place
  3  Michigan-Dearborn 4  
3  Michigan–Dearborn 6 1  Bemidji State 11
  6  St. Olaf 4   3  Michigan-Dearborn 2

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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