1971 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
| 1971 NCAA Division I Men's|
Ice Hockey Tournament
|Finals Site|| Onondaga War Memorial|
Syracuse, New York
|Champions|| Boston University (1st title, 3rd title game,|
7th Frozen Four)
|Runner-Up|| Minnesota (3rd title game,|
4th Frozen Four)
|Semifinalists|| Denver (9th Frozen Four)|
Harvard (5th Frozen Four)
|Winning Coach||Jack Kelly (1st title)|
|MOP||Dan Brady (Boston University)|
| NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1971 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1970–71 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 24th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 18 and 20, 1971, and concluded with Boston University defeating Minnesota 4-2. All games were played at the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.
Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The ECAC tournament champion and the two WCHA tournament co-champions received automatic bids into the tournament. An at-large bid was offered to a second eastern team based upon both their ECAC tournament finish as well as their regular season record.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Harvard||ECAC Hockey||18–6–1||Tournament champion||5th||1969||1||Denver||WCHA||24–9–1||Tournament co-champion||9th||1969|
|2||Boston University||ECAC Hockey||26–2–1||At-Large||7th||1967||2||Minnesota||WCHA||13–16–1||Tournament co-champion||4th||1961|
The ECAC champion was seeded as the top eastern team while the WCHA co-champion with the better regular season record was given the top western seed. The second eastern seed was slotted to play the top western seed and vice versa. All games were played at the Onondaga War Memorial. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.
|E2||Boston University||4||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(W1) Denver vs. (E2) Boston University
|March 18||Denver||2 – 4||Boston University||Onondaga War Memorial|
(E1) Harvard vs. (W2) Minnesota
|March 19||Harvard||5 – 6||OT||Minnesota||Onondaga War Memorial|
(W1) Denver vs. (E1) Harvard
|March 20||Denver||1 – 0||Harvard||Onondaga War Memorial|
(E2) Boston University vs. (W2) Minnesota
|March 20||Boston University||4 – 2||Minnesota||Onondaga War Memorial|
- G: Dan Brady* (Boston University)
- D: Bob Brown (Boston University)
- D: Bruce McIntosh (Minnesota)
- F: Dean Blais (Minnesota)
- F: Don Cahoon (Boston University)
- F: Steve Stirling (Boston University)
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