1985 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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.

1985 NCAA Men's Division I
Ice Hockey Tournament
Finals site
ChampionsRensselaer Engineers (2nd title)
Runner-upProvidence Friars (1st title game)
Winning coachMike Addesa (1st title)
MOPChris Terreri Providence

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

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st RPI Neil HernbergPP DiPronio and Hammond 4:29 1–0 RPI
2nd RPI George ServinisGW SH unassisted 23:49 2–0 RPI
3rd PC Paul CavalliniPP Army and Rooney 50:00 2–1 RPI
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st PC Mike Brill Cross-Checking 2:44 2:00
RPI Maurice Mansi Tripping 7:23 2:00
PC Gord Cruickshank Tripping 9:07 2:00
RPI Kraig Nienhuis Unnecessary Roughness 11:10 2:00
PC Peter Taglianetti Unnecessary Roughness 11:10 2:00
PC Gord Cruickshank Holding 16:12 2:00
PC Peter Taglianetti High–Sticking 18:30 2:00
2nd RPI Mark Jooris Hooking 20:38 2:00
RPI Mike Sadeghpour Cross-Checking 22:06 2:00
PC Nowel Catterall Slashing 36:12 2:00
RPI Ken Hammond Holding 38:30 2:00
3rd PC Rene Boudreault Slashing 42:12 2:00
PC Nowel Catterall Delay of Game 47:39 2:00
RPI John Carter Hooking 48:33 2:00

All-Tournament Team[5]

* Most Outstanding Player(s)[6]


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