|Champions||North Dakota Fighting Sioux (4th title)|
|Runner-up||Wisconsin Badgers (4th title game)|
|Winning coach||Gino Gasparini (2nd title)|
|MOP||Phil Sykes North Dakota|
The 1982 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1981–82 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 35th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 19 and 27, 1982, and concluded with North Dakota defeating Wisconsin 5-2. All Quarterfinals matchups were held at home team venues while all succeeding games were played at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
- 1 Qualifying teams
- 2 Format
- 3 Tournament bracket
- 3.1 Quarterfinals
- 3.2 Semifinal
- 3.3 Third Place Game
- 3.4 National Championship
- 4 All-Tournament Team
- 5 References
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 three Division I conferences (CCHA, ECAC and WCHA) received automatic invitations into the tournament. Two additional automatic bids were received by the two ECAC division champions that did not contain the ECAC champion. At-large bids made up the remaining 3 teams, an additional 1 eastern and 2 western schools.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Northeastern||ECAC Hockey||23–8–1||Tournament champion||1st||Never||1||Wisconsin||WCHA||32–10–1||Tournament champion||7th||1981|
|2||New Hampshire||ECAC Hockey||20–12–0||At-large bid||3rd||1979||2||North Dakota||WCHA||31–12–0||At-large bid||9th||1980|
|3||Clarkson||ECAC Hockey||26–6–1||Division champion||8th||1981||3||Michigan State||CCHA||26–12–2||Tournament champion||4th||1967|
|4||Harvard||ECAC Hockey||13–13–2||Division champion||8th||1975||4||Bowling Green||CCHA||27–12–1||At-large bid||4th||1979|
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 Providence Civic Center 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.
|W1||Wisconsin||5||Third Place Game|
|W3||Michigan State||2||2||4||E2||New Hampshire||4|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(E1) Northeastern vs. (W4) Bowling Green
|March 19||Northeastern||2 – 2||Bowling Green||Matthews Arena|
|March 20||Northeastern||3 – 2||3OT||Bowling Green||Matthews Arena|
|Northeastern won series 5–4|
(E2) New Hampshire vs. (W3) Michigan State
|March 19||New Hampshire||3 – 2||Michigan State||Snively Arena|
|No scoring||First period||No scoring|
|(Barton, Potter) Brian Byrnes – 14:47||Second period||No scoring|
|(unassisted) Dan Potter – 07:39
(Doherty, White) Ralph Robinson – GW – 16:20
|Third period||06:40 – Mark Hamway (Haight)|
12:40 – Mark Hamway (Phair, Flegel)
|March 20||New Hampshire||6 – 2||Michigan State||Snively Arena|
|(Brickley) Paul Barton – 17:03||First period||18:58 – Lyke Phair (Miller, Martin)|
|(Ellison, Chisholm) Dan Muse – 08:05
(R. Robinson, Doherty) GW – George White – 10:03
(Forget, R. Robinson) Ross Yantzi – 15:12
|Second period||No scoring|
|(Forget, Lee) Normand Lacombe – 07:14
(Muse, Ellison) Dan Muse – 12:10
|Third period||17:49 – Newell Brown (Taylor, Phair)|
|New Hampshire won series 9–4|
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E4) Harvard
|March 20||Wisconsin||6 – 1||Harvard||Dane County Coliseum|
|March 21||Wisconsin||4 – 3||Harvard||Dane County Coliseum|
|Wisconsin won series 10–4|
(W2) North Dakota vs. (E3) Clarkson
|March 19||North Dakota||5 – 1||Clarkson||Winter Sports Center|
|March 20||North Dakota||2 – 1||Clarkson||Winter Sports Center|
|North Dakota won series 7–2|
(E1) Northeastern vs. (W2) North Dakota
|March 25||Northeastern||2 – 6||North Dakota||Providence Civic Center|
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E2) New Hampshire
|March 26||Wisconsin||5 – 0||New Hampshire||Providence Civic Center|
Third Place Game
(E1) Northeastern vs. (E2) New Hampshire
|March 27||Northeastern||10 – 4||New Hampshire||Providence Civic Center|
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (W2) North Dakota
|March 27||Wisconsin||2 – 5||North Dakota||Providence Civic Center|
|1st||UND||Glen White – PP||Sykes and Fester||1:26||1–0 UND|
|2nd||UND||Phil Sykes||Sherven||21:09||2–1 UND|
|WIS||John Newberry||Pearson and Flatley||25:30||2–2|
|3rd||UND||Phil Sykes – GW||Ludwig and White||46:27||3–2 UND|
|UND||Cary Eades||Murray and Dachyshyn||50:07||4–2 UND|
|UND||Phil Sykes||White and Zombo||55:08||5–2 UND|
- G: Darren Jensen (North Dakota)
- D: Bruce Driver (Wisconsin)
- D: James Patrick (North Dakota)
- F: Cary Eades (North Dakota)
- F: John Newbery (Wisconsin)
- F: Phil Sykes* (North Dakota)
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