Northern Michigan University won its first NCAA Hockey Championship in 1991 with an 8-7 triple overtime win over Boston University at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minn. on March 30.
The below story was published by the WCHA in 1991.
Northern Michigan Wildcats Carry WCHA to 1991 NCAA Ice Hockey Championship
April 2, 1991
Doug Spencer – WCHA
MADISON, Wis. – Northern Michigan University put the finishing touches on a storybook season last Saturday (March 30) evening when the Wildcats defeated Boston University 8-7 in triple overtime to claim the 1991 NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Championship before 12,564 thrilled fans at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minn.
The Wildcats, who had already claimed both the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA Champions and the Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Playoff Champions, thus brought the national championship to Marquette for the first time in history and to the WCHA for the 29th time since 1952. As an institution, Northern Michigan marked its third appearance in the NCAA Final Four, but first as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. (The Wildcats placed second in 1980 and fourth in 1981 while a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.)