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1983 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 1982–83
Teams 8
Finals Site Winter Sports Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Champions Wisconsin Badgers (4th title, 5th title game,
8th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Harvard Crimson (1st title game,
8th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Providence Friars (2nd Frozen Four)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (10th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jeff Sauer (1st title)
MOP Marc Behrend Wisconsin
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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The 1983 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1982–83 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 36th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 18 and 26, 1983, and concluded with Wisconsin defeating Harvard 6-2. All Quarterfinals matchups were held at home team venues while all succeeding games were played at the Winter Sports Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Badgers' goal differential (+16) is a record for an NCAA tournament, equaling the record set by Colorado College in 1950 and matched by Michigan in 1953.

Qualifying teams[1]Edit

The NCAA permitted 8 teams to qualify for the tournament and divided its qualifiers into two regions (East and West). Each of the tournament champions from the three Division I conferences (CCHA, ECAC and WCHA) received automatic invitations into the tournament with At-large bids making up the remaining 5 teams, an additional 2 western and 3 eastern schools.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Harvard ECAC Hockey 21–8–1 Tournament champion 9th 1982 1 Wisconsin WCHA 29–10–4 Tournament champion 8th 1982
2 Providence ECAC Hockey 30–9–0 At-large bid 4th 1981 2 Minnesota WCHA 31–10–1 At-large bid 11th 1981
3 New Hampshire ECAC Hockey 22–9–2 At-large bid 4th 1982 3 Minnesota–Duluth WCHA 28–14–1 At-large bid 1st Never
4 St. Lawrence ECAC Hockey 23–10–1 At-large bid 8th 1962 4 Michigan State CCHA 30–10–0 Tournament champion 5th 1982

FormatEdit

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The two odd-number ranked teams from one region were placed into a bracket with the two even-number ranked teams of the other region. The teams were then seeded according to their ranking. In the Quarterfinals the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds played two-game aggregate series to determine which school advanced to the Semifinals. Beginning with the Semifinals all games were played at the Winter Sports Center and all series became Single-game eliminations. The winning teams in the semifinals advanced to the National Championship Game with the losers playing in a Third Place game.

Tournament bracket[2]Edit

  Quarterfinals
March 18–20
Semifinals
March 24–25
National Championship
March 26
                                 
E1 Harvard 6 3 9  
W4 Michigan State 5 3 8  
  E1 Harvard 5  
  W2 Minnesota 3  
W2 Minnesota 9 7 16
E3 New Hampshire 6 2 8  
  E1 Harvard 2
  W1 Wisconsin 6
W1 Wisconsin 6 7 13  
E4 St. Lawrence 2 1 3  
  W1 Wisconsin 2 Third Place Game
  E2 Providence 0  
E2 Providence 7 3 10 W2 Minnesota 3
W3 Minnesota–Duluth 3 2 5   E2 Providence 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

QuarterfinalsEdit

(E1) Harvard vs. (W4) Michigan StateEdit

Harvard won series 9–8


(E2) Providence vs. (W3) Minnesota–DuluthEdit

Providence won series 10–5


(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E4) St. LawrenceEdit

Wisconsin won series 13–3


(W2) Minnesota vs. (E3) New HampshireEdit

Minnesota won series 16–8


SemifinalEdit

(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E2) ProvidenceEdit


(E1) Harvard vs. (W2) MinnesotaEdit


Third Place GameEdit

(E2) Providence vs. (W2) MinnesotaEdit


National ChampionshipEdit

(E1) Harvard vs. (W1) WisconsinEdit


All-Tournament Team[5]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. 
  2. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Michigan State 2013-14 Hockey History", Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved on 2017-02-11. 
  4. "1983 Championship Boxscore", Wisconsin Badgers. Retrieved on 2018-04-19. 
  5. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", NCAA.org. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. 
  6. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. 
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