|Champions||Minnesota Golden Gophers (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Michigan Tech Huskies (5th title game)|
|Winning coach||Herb Brooks (1st title)|
|MOP||Brad Shelstad, Minnesota|
The 1974 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1973–74 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 27th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 14 and 16, 1974, and concluded with Minnesota defeating Michigan Tech 4-2. All games were played at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
This is the last tournament to not have a team returning from the previous season's bracket. (as of 2016)
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||Boston University||ECAC Hockey||22–7–0||Tournament champion||9th||1972||1||Michigan Tech||WCHA||27–8–3||Tournament co-champion||7th||1970|
|2||Harvard||ECAC Hockey||17–9–1||At-Large||6th||1971||2||Minnesota||WCHA||20–11–6||Tournament co-champion||5th||1971|
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 Boston Garden. 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||Harvard||5||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(E1) Boston University vs. (W2) Minnesota
|March 14||Boston University||4 – 5||Minnesota||Boston Garden|
(W1) Michigan Tech vs. (E2) Harvard
|March 15||Michigan Tech||6 – 5||OT||Harvard||Boston Garden|
(E1) Boston University vs. (E2) Harvard
|March 16||Boston University||7 – 5||Harvard||Boston Garden|
(W1) Michigan Tech vs. (W2) Minnesota
|March 16||Michigan Tech||2 – 4||Minnesota||Boston Garden|
|1st||MIN||John Sheridan||Miller, Phippen||15:26||1–0 MIN|
|2nd||MIN||John Perpich||Morrow and Polich||23:24||2–0 MIN|
|MTU||George Lyle||D'Alvise||33:40||2–1 MIN|
|3rd||MIN||Robby Harris – GW||Matschke||44:45||3–1 MIN|
|MIN||Pat Phippen||Sheridan||57:17||4–1 MIN|
|MTU||Mike Zuke||Steele and Stamler||59:12||4–2 MIN|
- G: Brad Shelstad* (Minnesota)
- D: Les Auge (Minnesota)
- D: Jim Nahrgang (Michigan Tech)
- F: Steve Jensen (Michigan Tech)
- F: Jim McMahon (Harvard)
- F: Mike Polich (Minnesota)
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