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.
|Champions||Rensselaer Engineers (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Providence Friars (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Mike Addesa (1st title)|
|MOP||Chris Terreri Providence|
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.
|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.
|W4||Lake Superior State||3||3||6|
|E4||Providence||4***||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(E1) Rensselaer vs. (W4) Lake Superior State
|March 22||Rensselaer||7 – 3||Lake Superior State||Houston Field House|
|March 23||Rensselaer||3 – 3||Lake Superior State||Houston Field House|
|Rensselaer won series 10–6|
(E2) Boston College vs. (W3) Minnesota
|March 22||Boston College||5 – 7||Minnesota||McHugh Forum|
|March 23||Boston College||4 – 1||Minnesota||McHugh Forum|
|Boston College won series 9–8|
(W1) Michigan State vs. (E4) Providence
|March 23||Michigan State||3 – 2||Providence||Munn Ice Arena|
|(McSween) Kelly Miller – 03:29||First period||16:43 – Peter Taglianetti (Yeomelakis)|
|No scoring||Second period||No scoring|
|(Kv. Miller) Harvey Smyl – 05:16
(unassisted) Brad Beck – GW – 17:12
|Third period||15:34 – Steve Rooney (Army, Cavallini)|
|March 24||Michigan State||2 – 4||Providence||Munn Ice Arena|
|(Shibicky, Beck) Sean Clement – 15:17||First period||02:26 – John Deasey (DeVoe, Bianchi)|
03:49 – Gord Cruickshank (Boudreault, Sullivan)
05:30 – GW – Dave Wilkie (Taglianetti, Catteral)
|No scoring||Second period||13:20 – Rene Boudreault (unassisted)|
|(Beck, Flegel) Lyle Phair – 10:07||Third period||No scoring|
|Providence won series 6–5|
(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (E3) Harvard
|March 22||Minnesota–Duluth||4 – 2||Harvard||DECC Arena|
|March 23||Minnesota–Duluth||4 – 2||Harvard||DECC Arena|
|Minnesota–Duluth won series 8–4|
(E2) Boston College vs. (E4) Providence
|March 28||Boston College||3 – 4||3OT||Providence||Joe Louis Arena|
(E1) Rensselaer vs. (W2) Minnesota–Duluth
|March 29||Rensselaer||6 – 5||3OT||Minnesota–Duluth||Joe Louis Arena|
Third Place Game
(W2) Minnesota–Duluth vs. (E2) Boston College
|March 30||Minnesota–Duluth||7 – 6||OT||Boston College||Joe Louis Arena|
(E1) Rensselaer vs. (E4) Providence
|March 30||Rensselaer||2 – 1||Providence||Joe Louis Arena|
|1st||RPI||Neil Hernberg – PP||DiPronio and Hammond||4:29||1–0 RPI|
|2nd||RPI||George Servinis – GW SH||unassisted||23:49||2–0 RPI|
|3rd||PC||Paul Cavallini – PP||Army and Rooney||50:00||2–1 RPI|
|RPI||Kraig Nienhuis||Unnecessary Roughness||11:10||2:00|
|PC||Peter Taglianetti||Unnecessary Roughness||11:10||2:00|
|PC||Nowel Catterall||Delay of Game||47:39||2:00|
- G: Chris Terreri* (Providence)
- D: Tim Friday (Rensselaer)
- D: Ken Hammond (Rensselaer)
- F: Adam Oates (Rensselaer)
- F: George Servinis (Rensselaer)
- F: Bill Watson (Minnesota-Duluth)
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