1992 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 1991–92
Teams 12
Finals Site Knickerbocker Arena
Albany, New York
Champions Lake Superior State Lakers (2nd title, 2nd title game,
2nd Frozen Four)
Runner-Up none
(Wisconsin Badgers vacated)[1] (- title game,
- Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Michigan State Spartans (8th Frozen Four)
Michigan Wolverines (14th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jeff Jackson (1st title)
MOP Paul Constantin Lake Superior State
Attendance 67,363
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1991  1993 →

The 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools competing to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. Beginning with the 1992 tournament the format was changed to single-elimination play for all rounds of the tournament. First and quarterfinal rounds were played at two predetermined sites as the East and West Regionals.[2] The tournament began on March 26, 1992, and ended with the championship game on April 4 in which Lake Superior State defeated the University of Wisconsin 5-3. A total of 11 games were played. Wisconsin's participation in the tournament was vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.[1]

As of 2016, Alaska-Anchorage's 1992 participation is the last by an independent school.

Qualifying teams[3]Edit

The at-large bids and seeding for each team in the tournament were announced after the conference tournaments concluded. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Hockey East and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) all had three teams receive a berth in the tournament, the ECAC had two berths, and there was one independent Division I bid.

East Regional – Providence West Regional – Detroit
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Maine Hockey East 31–3–2* Tournament champion 6th 1991 1 Michigan CCHA 31–8–3 At-large bid 15th 1991
2 St. Lawrence ECAC 22–9–2 Tournament champion 12th 1989 2 Minnesota WCHA 33–10–0 At-large bid 19th 1991
3 New Hampshire Hockey East 22–12–2^ At-large bid 5th 1983 3 Lake Superior State CCHA 26–9–4 Tournament champion 6th 1991
4 Boston University Hockey East 22–8–4^ At-large bid 18th 1991 4 Northern Michigan WCHA 24–13–3 Tournament champion 5th 1991
5 Michigan State CCHA 23–10–8^ At-large bid 13th 1990 5 Clarkson ECAC 22–9–1 At-large bid 12th 1991
6 Wisconsin (vacated)[1] WCHA 24–13–2 At-large bid (13th,
1991 6 Alaska-Anchorage Independent 27–7–1 At-large bid 3rd 1991

* Maine was required to forfeit 13 victories after the season concluded, their total here was their record at the time of the start of the tournament.

^ These teams records reflect the losses they had against Maine at the time that were later overturned.

Game locationsEdit

Tournament BracketEdit

Wisconsin's participation in the 1992 tournament was later vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 26–27
Regional Semifinals
March 28–29
Frozen Four
April 2
National Championship
April 4
  E1  Maine 2  
    E5  Michigan State 3  
E4  Boston University 2
E5  Michigan State 4  
  E5  Michigan State 2  
  W3  Lake Superior State 4  
  W2  Minnesota 3
    W3  Lake Superior State 8  
W3  Lake Superior State 7
W6  Alaska Anchorage 3  
  W3  Lake Superior State 5
  E6  Wisconsin (vacated)[1] 3
  E2  St. Lawrence 2
    E6  Wisconsin 5  
E3  New Hampshire 2
E6  Wisconsin 4  
  E6  Wisconsin 4
  W1  Michigan 2  
  W1  Michigan 7
    W4  Northern Michigan 6  
W4  Northern Michigan 8
W5  Clarkson 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional QuarterfinalsEdit

East RegionalEdit

(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) WisconsinEdit

(4) Boston University vs. (5) Michigan StateEdit

West RegionalEdit

(3) Lake Superior State vs. (6) Alaska-AnchorageEdit

(4) Northern Michigan vs. (5) ClarksonEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

East RegionalEdit

(1) Maine vs. (5) Michigan StateEdit

(2) St. Lawrence vs. (6) WisconsinEdit

West RegionalEdit

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Northern MichiganEdit

(2) Minnesota vs. (3) Lake Superior StateEdit

Frozen FourEdit

National SemifinalEdit

(W3) Lake Superior State vs. (E5) Michigan StateEdit

(W1) Michiganvs. (E6) WisconsinEdit

National ChampionshipEdit

(W3) Lake Superior State vs. (E6) WisconsinEdit

All-Tournament Team[5]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[6]
† Participation of D: Barry Richter and F: Jason Zent vacated when Wisconsin's participation in tournament later vacated[1]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
CCHA 3 7-2 .778 3 3 1 1
Hockey East 3 0-3 .000 1 - - -
WCHA 3 4-3 .571 3 1
ECAC 2 0-2 .000 1 - - -
Independent 1 0-1 .000 - - - -

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship History. NCAA. Retrieved on 2015-03-28.
  2. Tournament History. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved on 2013-07-03.
  3. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Michigan State 2013-14 Hockey History", Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved on 2017-02-11. 
  5. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", 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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