1994 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 1993–94
Teams 12
Finals Site Saint Paul Civic Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Champions Lake Superior State Lakers (3rd title, 4th title game,
4th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Boston University Terriers (7th title game,
17th Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Minnesota Golden Gophers (15th Frozen Four)
Harvard Crimson (12th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Jeff Jackson (2nd title)
MOP Sean Tallaire Lake Superior State
Attendance 76,016
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
← 1993  1995 →

The 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament involved 12 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 25, 1994, and ended with the championship game on April 2. A total of 11 games were played.

Lake Superior State's 9-1 victory in the title game was the largest margin of victory since 1961.

Qualifying teams[1]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) and Hockey East each had four teams receive a berth in the tournament while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the ECAC had two berths.

East Regional – Albany West Regional – East Lansing
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Boston University Hockey East 32–6–0 Tournament champion 20th 1993 1 Michigan CCHA 33–6–1 Tournament champion 17th 1993
2 Harvard ECAC 23–4–4 Tournament champion 16th 1993 2 Minnesota WCHA 23–11–4 Tournament champion 21st 1993
3 New Hampshire Hockey East 24–11–3 At-large bid 6th 1992 3 Massachusetts-Lowell Hockey East 24–9–5 At-large bid 2nd 1988
4 Wisconsin WCHA 25–14–1 At-large bid 15th 1993 4 Lake Superior State CCHA 27–10–4 At-large bid 8th 1993
5 Western Michigan CCHA 24–12–3 At-large bid 2nd 1986 5 Northeastern Hockey East 19–12–7 At-large bid 3rd 1988
6 Rensselaer ECAC 21–10–4 At-large bid 7th 1985 6 Michigan State CCHA 23–12–5 At-large bid 14th 1992

Game locationsEdit

Tournament BracketEdit

  Regional Quarterfinals
March 25–26
Regional Semifinals
March 26–27
Frozen Four
March 31
National Championship
April 2
  E1  Boston University 4  
    E4  Wisconsin 1  
E4  Wisconsin 6
E5  Western Michigan 3  
  E1  Boston University 4  
  W2  Minnesota 1  
  W2  Minnesota 2**
    W3  UMass-Lowell 1  
W3  UMass-Lowell 4
W6  Michigan State 3  
  E1  Boston University 1
  W4  Lake Superior State 9
  E2  Harvard 7
    E3  New Hampshire 1  
E3  New Hampshire 2
E6  Rensselaer 0  
  E2  Harvard 2
  W4  Lake Superior State 3*  
  W1  Michigan 4
    W4  Lake Superior State 5*  
W4  Lake Superior State 6*
W5  Northeastern 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Regional QuarterfinalsEdit

East RegionalEdit

(3) New Hampshire vs. (6) RensselaerEdit

(4) Wisconsin vs. (5) Western MichiganEdit

West RegionalEdit

(3) Massachusetts-Lowell vs. (6) Michigan StateEdit

(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) NortheasternEdit

Regional SemifinalsEdit

East RegionalEdit

(1) Boston University vs. (4) WisconsinEdit

(2) Harvard vs. (3) New HampshireEdit

West RegionalEdit

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Lake Superior StateEdit

(2) Minnesota vs. (3) Massachusetts-LowellEdit

Frozen FourEdit

National SemifinalEdit

(E1) Boston University vs. (W2) MinnesotaEdit

(E2) Harvard vs. (W4) Lake Superior StateEdit

National ChampionshipEdit

(E1) Boston University vs. (W4) Lake Superior StateEdit

All-Tournament Team[3]Edit

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[4]

Record by conferenceEdit

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Regional Semifinals Frozen Four Championship Game Champions
CCHA 4 4-3 .571 2 1 1 1
Hockey East 4 4-4 .500 3 1 1 -
WCHA 2 2-2 .500 2 1 -
ECAC 2 1-2 .333 1 1 -

See alsoEdit


  1. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. 
  2. "Michigan State 2013-14 Hockey History", Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved on 2017-02-11. 
  3. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", Retrieved on 2013-06-19. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. 
  4. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. 
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