|Champions||Wisconsin Badgers (4th title)|
|Runner-up||Harvard Crimson (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Jeff Sauer (1st title)|
|MOP||Marc Behrend, Wisconsin|
The 1983 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1982–83 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season, the 36th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 18 and 26, 1983, and concluded with Wisconsin defeating Harvard 6-2. All Quarterfinals matchups were held at home team venues while all succeeding games were played at the Winter Sports Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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 with At-large bids making up the remaining 5 teams, an additional 2 western and 3 eastern schools.
|Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid||Seed||School||Conference||Record||Berth type||Appearance||Last bid|
|1||Harvard||ECAC Hockey||21–8–1||Tournament champion||9th||1982||1||Wisconsin||WCHA||29–10–4||Tournament champion||8th||1982|
|2||Providence||ECAC Hockey||30–9–0||At-large bid||4th||1981||2||Minnesota||WCHA||31–10–1||At-large bid||11th||1981|
|3||New Hampshire||ECAC Hockey||22–9–2||At-large bid||4th||1982||3||Minnesota–Duluth||WCHA||28–14–1||At-large bid||1st||Never|
|4||St. Lawrence||ECAC Hockey||23–10–1||At-large bid||8th||1962||4||Michigan State||CCHA||30–10–0||Tournament champion||5th||1982|
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 Winter Sports 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||2||Third Place Game|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(E1) Harvard vs. (W4) Michigan State
|March 18||Harvard||6 – 5||Michigan State||Bright Hockey Center|
|(Code, Wheeler) Mark Fusco – 12:27
(Turner, S. Fusco) Shayne Kukulowicz – 15:53
|First period||06:51 – Kelly Miller (Hamway, Beck)|
08:53 – Newell Brown (Donnelly, Smyl)
|(Kwong) Brian Busconi – 15:41||Second period||05:29 – Lyle Phair (Martin, Krentz)|
13:43 – Jeff Eisley (Martin, Haight)
|(Wheeler, M. Fusco) Greg Britz – 05:05
(North, Connors) Philip Falcone – 14:16
(Britz, Visone) Greg Chalmers – GW – 18:31
|Third period||15:09 – Dan McFall (Hamway, Flegel)|
|March 19||Harvard||3 – 3||Michigan State||Bright Hockey Center|
|(Turner, M. Fusco) Shayne Kukulowicz – 15:53||First period||No scoring|
|(Chalmers, Sheehy) Greg Britz – 01:36||Second period||05:03 – Mark Hamway (Haight)|
11:19 – Dale Krentz (Brown, Taylor)
|(Burke, Smith) Rob Wheeler – 06:54||Third period||12:56 – Lyle Phair (Brown, Krentz)|
|Harvard won series 9–8|
(E2) Providence vs. (W3) Minnesota–Duluth
|March 18||Providence||7 – 3||Minnesota–Duluth||Schneider Arena|
|March 19||Providence||3 – 2||Minnesota–Duluth||Schneider Arena|
|Providence won series 10–5|
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E4) St. Lawrence
|March 19||Wisconsin||6 – 2||St. Lawrence||Dane County Coliseum|
|March 20||Wisconsin||7 – 1||St. Lawrence||Dane County Coliseum|
|Wisconsin won series 13–3|
(W2) Minnesota vs. (E3) New Hampshire
|March 18||Minnesota||9 – 6||New Hampshire||Williams Arena|
|March 19||Minnesota||7 – 2||New Hampshire||Williams Arena|
|Minnesota won series 16–8|
(W1) Wisconsin vs. (E2) Providence
|March 24||Wisconsin||2 – 0||Providence||Winter Sports Center|
(E1) Harvard vs. (W2) Minnesota
|March 25||Harvard||5 – 3||Bowling Green||Winter Sports Center|
Third Place Game
(E2) Providence vs. (W2) Minnesota
|March 26||Providence||4 – 3||Minnesota||Winter Sports Center|
(E1) Harvard vs. (W1) Wisconsin
|March 26||Harvard||2 – 6||Wisconsin||Winter Sports Center|
|1st||WIS||Patrick Flatley – PP||Houck and Driver||7:03||1–0 WIS|
|2nd||WIS||Patrick Flatley||Houston and Maley||36:09||2–0 WIS|
|3rd||WIS||Paul Houston – GW||Maley and Flatley||43:00||3–0 WIS|
|HAR||Scott Fusco||Sheehy and Kukulowicz||48:54||3–1 WIS|
|WIS||Bruce Driver||Sabo and Wiitala||51:35||4–1 WIS|
|HAR||Shayne Kukulowicz||Sheehy||52:22||4–2 WIS|
|WIS||Paul Houston – PP||Driver and Maley||58:39||5–2 WIS|
|WIS||John Johannson – SH EN||Behrend||59:21||6–2 WIS|
|HAR||Shayne Kukulowicz||High Sticking||18:19||2:00|
|WIS||Jan–Ake Danielson||High Sticking||36:50||2:00|
- G: Marc Behrend* (Wisconsin)
- D: Chris Chelios (Wisconsin)
- D: Mark Fusco (Harvard)
- F: Patrick Flatley (Wisconsin)
- F: Scott Fusco (Harvard)
- F: Paul Houck (Wisconsin)
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