|FRONT ROW (L to R): Dudley Otto, Bill Selman, Dan Storsteen, Maurice Roberge, George Goodacre, Dave Merrifield, George Baland; MIDDLE ROW: Head Coach Barry Thorndycraft, Bob Bartlett, Jack Matheson, Bill Borlase, John Sutherland, George Chigol, Peter Stasiuk, Joe Lech; BACK ROW: Asst. Coach Bob Peters, Alan McLean, Ernie Dyda, Don Ross, Arnie Steeves, Will Stirrett, Wayne Gurba, Don Stokaluk, Mngr. Murray Olson.|
Denver vs. North Dakota
March 16, 1963
McHugh Forum, Boston, Mass. (4,200)
1st Period- UND: Don Stokaluk (Dave Merrifield, Bob Bartlett) 1:57; UND: Al McLean (John Sutherland, Bob Bartlett) 3:11; UND: Ernie Dyda (Jack Matheson, Dave Merrifield) 7:25; DU: Greg Lacomy (Jim Kenning, Dominic Fragomeni) 12:55; DU: Bob Hamill (Jack Wilson, Jon Art) 13:13; UND: Don Stokaluk (Maurice Roberge) 14:20; UND: Jack Matheson (Don Ross) 15:14
2nd Period- UND: Al McLean (unassisted) 5:01; DU: Greg Lacomy (Jack Wilson, Marshall Johnston) 7:05; DU: Bob Hamill (Bill Staub) 13:09
3rd Period- DU: Bob Hamill (Doug Kowel, Lawrence John) 13:19
Penalties- UND 5-10; DU 3-6
Shots- UND 15-15-9--39; DU 7-8-2--17
Saves- UND Lech 5-6-1--12; DU Unis 10-14-9--33
- Just four years after winning its first championship, UND put its second championship in the Fighting Sioux record book.
- Avenging the loss to Denver in the title game in 1958, the Soux defeated the Pioneers in the 1963 Championship by a 6-5 score.
- UND had three first team All-Americans: defenseman Don Ross, Roseau, Minn., forward Al McLean, New Westminster, B.C., and forward Dave Merrifield, Thunder Bay, Ont. It would be the most first-team selections until it was equalled in 1987.
- McLean was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
- On the all-tournament team were George Goodacre, Red Deer, Alberta., Ross, McLean, Merrifield, and Don Stokaluk, F, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
- Ross, Merrifield, McLean, and Joe Lech, Glen Bain, Saskatchewan, were named All-WCHA.
- Head coach Barry Thorndycraft, in the third of his four-year coaching career at UND won his only NCAA title in 1963. Thorndycraft finished his coaching career at UND with a 71-65-8 (.521) mark from 1959-64.