1985 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

1985 NCAA Division I Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Season 198485
Teams 8
Finals Site Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan
Champions Rensselaer (2nd title, 2nd title game,
5th Frozen Four)
Runner-Up Providence (1st title game,
3rd Frozen Four)
Semifinalists Minnesota-Duluth (2nd Frozen Four)
Boston College (12th Frozen Four)
Winning Coach Mike Addesa (1st title)
MOP Chris Terreri (Providence)
Attendance 39,318
NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
 1984  1986 

The 1985 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1984–85 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 38th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 22 and 30, 1985, and concluded with Rensselaer defeating Providence 2-1. All Quarterfinals matchups were held at home team venues while all succeeding games were played at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Qualifying teams[1]

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 four Division I conferences (CCHA, ECAC, Hockey East and WCHA) received automatic invitations into the tournament with At-large bids making up the remaining 4 teams, 1 from each conference.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Rensselaer ECAC Hockey 32–2–0 Tournament champion 6th 1984 1 Michigan State CCHA 37–5–0 Tournament champion 7th 1984
2 Boston College Hockey East 27–12–2 At-large bid 13th 1984 2 Minnesota–Duluth WCHA 33–8–3 Tournament champion 3rd 1984
3 Harvard ECAC Hockey 21–7–2 At-large bid 10th 1983 3 Minnesota WCHA 30–12–3 At-large bid 12th 1983
4 Providence Hockey East 21–15–5 Tournament champion 5th 1983 4 Lake Superior State CCHA 27–15–0 At-large bid 1st Never


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 Joe Louis Arena 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]

March 22–24
March 28–29
National Championship
March 30
E1  Rensselaer 7 3 10  
W4  Lake Superior State 3 3 6  
  E1  Rensselaer 6***  
  W2  Minnesota–Duluth 5  
W2  Minnesota–Duluth 4 4 8
E3  Harvard 2 2 4  
  E1  Rensselaer 2
  E4  Providence 1
W1  Michigan State 3 2 5  
E4  Providence 2 4 6  
  E4  Providence 4*** Third Place Game
  E2  Boston College 3  
E2  Boston College 5 4 9 W2  Minnesota–Duluth 7*
W3  Minnesota 7 1 8   E2  Boston College 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


(E1) Rensselaer vs. (W4) Lake Superior State

Rensselaer won series 10–6

(E2) Boston College vs. (W3) Minnesota

Boston College won series 9–8

(W1) Michigan State vs. (E4) Providence

Providence won series 6–5

(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (E3) Harvard

Minnesota–Duluth won series 8–4


(E2) Boston College vs. (E4) Providence

(E1) Rensselaer vs. (W2) Minnesota–Duluth

Third Place Game

(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (E2) Boston College

National Championship

(E1) Rensselaer vs. (E4) Providence

All-Tournament Team[3]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[4]


  1. "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  3. "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  4. "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.

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