1958 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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1958 NCAA Men's
Ice Hockey Tournament
Teams 4
Finals site
Champions Denver Pioneers (1st title)
Runner-up North Dakota Fighting Sioux (1st title game)
Winning coach Murray Armstrong (1st title)
MOP Murray Massier Denver
Attendance 22,950

The 1958 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the culmination of the 1957–58 NCAA men's ice hockey season, the 11th such tournament in NCAA history. It was held between March 13 and 15, 1958, and concluded with Denver defeating North Dakota 6-2. All games were played at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This was the first NCAA tournament to take place outside Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Qualifying teams[1]

Four teams qualified for the tournament, two each from the eastern and western regions. The two best WIHL teams and a Tri-State League representative received bids into the tournament as did one independent school.

East West
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid Seed School Conference Record Berth type Appearance Last bid
1 Clarkson Tri-State League 16–2–0 At-Large 2nd 1957 1 North Dakota WIHL 23–6–1 At-Large 1st Never
2 Harvard Independent 18–8–1 At-Large 3rd 1957 2 Denver WIHL 22–10–2 At-Large 1st Never


The Tri-State League team was seeded as the top eastern team while the WIHL champion with the greater winning percentage 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 Williams Arena. All matches were Single-game eliminations with the semifinal winners advancing to the national championship game and the losers playing in a consolation game.

Tournament Bracket[2]

March 13–14
National Championship
March 15
E1 Clarkson 2  
W2 Denver 6  
  W2 Denver 6  
  W1 North Dakota 2  
W1 North Dakota 9
E2 Harvard 1     Third Place Game
  E1 Clarkson 5
  E2 Harvard 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Clarkson vs. Denver

North Dakota vs. Harvard

Consolation Game

Clarkson vs. Harvard

National Championship

North Dakota vs. Denver

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st UND Ed Thomlinson Steenson 7:22 1–0 UND
2nd DEN Jim Brown Sharp 27:18 1–1
DEN Bruce Walker Massier and Dingwall 30:39 2–1 DEN
DEN Walt DingwallGW Massier and Zemrau 30:58 3–1 DEN
3rd UND Joe Poole King 45:21 3–2 DEN
DEN Murray Massier Klinck and Walker 47:18 4–2 DEN
DEN Barry Sharp Collie 53:49 5–2 DEN
DEN Dennis Slinn Massier and Godfrey 56:17 6–2 DEN

All-Tournament Team[4]


  1. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Denver Pioneers 2007-08 Hockey Yearbook" (PDF). Denver Pioneers. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
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