Codfish Bowl
Sport College ice hockey
Founded 1965
Inaugural season 1965
No. of teams 4
Country(ies) United States
Founder Boston State College
The Codfish Bowl is an annual Division III college ice hockey mid-season tournament. It is the oldest tournament operating at the D-III level and the second oldest extant tournament for any level of play.[1]


In 1965 Boston State head coach Eddie Barry, looking for an lower-division answer to the Beanpot, founded the tournament with the help of athletic director Gus Sullivan. The series was used as a showcase for the smaller schools in college hockey and was absorbed by the program at Massachusetts–Boston when the two schools merged in 1982.

The tournament began before the NCAA instituted numerical divisions, but in 1973 it switched from College Division to Division II, where Boston State played. After the merger, UMB jumped up to D-II, allowing the tournament to remain at that level, but in 1984 virtually all Division II schools dropped down to Division III, which is where the tournament has been played ever since.

The tournament was typically held before the New Year's Day, however, in recent years the championship has occurred both before and after January 1st. This results in some years having two tournaments and others having none.

Yearly results[2]Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Fourth place
2020 Wesleyan Massachusetts–Boston Albertus Magnus Fitchburg State
2019 Cortland State Massachusetts–Boston Tufts Bryn Athyn
2017 Salve Regina Massachusetts–Boston Adrian Williams
2016 Salve Regina Massachusetts–Boston Connecticut College Franklin Pierce
2015 Brockport State Westfield State Massachusetts–Boston Johnson & Wales
2015 Connecticut College Lake Forest Massachusetts–Boston, Hamilton (tie)
2014 Massachusetts–Boston Southern New Hampshire Tufts Suffolk
2013 Massachusetts–Boston Johnson & Wales Wentworth Fitchburg State
2012 Tufts Massachusetts–Boston Johnson & Wales Southern New Hampshire
2010 Fitchburg State Massachusetts–Boston Wentworth Assumption
2009 Suffolk Massachusetts–Boston Johnson & Wales Southern New Hampshire
2008 Westfield State Fitchburg State Suffolk Massachusetts–Boston
2007 Massachusetts–Boston Fitchburg State Southern New Hampshire Suffolk
2006 Skidmore Massachusetts–Boston Framingham State Suffolk
2005 Massachusetts–Dartmouth Southern New Hampshire Connecticut College Massachusetts–Boston
2004 Babson Massachusetts–Boston Saint Michael's Fitchburg State
2003 Skidmore Massachusetts–Boston Southern Maine Worcester State
2002 Babson Southern New Hampshire Saint Michael's Massachusetts–Boston
2001 Fitchburg State Massachusetts–Boston Saint Michael's Skidmore
2000 Elmira Massachusetts–Boston Saint Anselm New Hampshire College
1999 Amherst Massachusetts–Boston Saint Anselm Fitchburg State
1998 Saint Anselm Massachusetts–Boston Babson Saint Michael's
1997 Massachusetts–Boston Saint Anselm Potsdam State Southern Maine
1996 Norwich Massachusetts–Boston Gustavus Adolphus Framingham State
1995 Babson Massachusetts–Boston Gustavus Adolphus, American International (tie)
1994 Hamilton New England College Massachusetts–Boston Amherst
1993 Salem State Williams American International Massachusetts–Boston
1992 Connecticut American International Elmira Massachusetts–Boston
1991 Salem State North Adams State Saint Anselm Massachusetts–Boston
1990 Salem State Massachusetts–Boston Hamilton
1989 Salem State Massachusetts–Boston Norwich Saint Anselm
1988 Bowdoin Massachusetts–Boston Elmira Salem State
1987 Elmira Massachusetts–Boston Salem State Holy Cross
1986 Bowdoin Saint Anselm Massachusetts–Boston, Salem State (tie)
1985 Salem State Massachusetts–Boston Norwich Saint Anselm
1984 Saint Anselm Massachusetts–Boston Babson Westfield State
1983 Massachusetts–Boston Babson Westfield State, North Adams State ?
1982 Westfield State American International Massachusetts–Boston Worcester State
1981 Babson Westfield State Norwich Boston State
1980 Westfield State Norwich Babson Boston State
1979 Lowell Westfield State Babson Boston State
1978 Lowell Boston State Salem State
1977 Salem State Boston State Saint Anselm Lowell
1976 Lowell Boston State Salem State
1975 Merrimack Boston State Salem State Saint Anselm
1974 Salem State Saint Anselm Boston State
1973 Salem State Boston State Saint Anselm American International
1972 Saint Anselm Boston State Salem State
1971 Boston State Merrimack Salem State Norwich
1970 Merrimack Boston State Colby
1969 Boston State Merrimack Colby Norwich
1968 Boston State American International
1967 Boston State Salem State Ohio Massachusetts
1966 Boston State Salem State
1965 Boston State Salem State


  1. Needham’s Eddie Barry, cofounder of Codfish Bowl, built a hockey showcase (December 26, 2012). Retrieved on March 27, 2020.
  2. UMass Boston Men's Ice Hockey Year-by-Year. UMass Boston Beacons. Retrieved on March 27, 2020.

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