1977 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1977 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the sixth CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 12, 1977. All games were played at St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, the home venue of the St. Louis Billikens. By winning the tournament, Bowling Green received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's first invitation to play in the NCAA Division I Tournament, a first round game created to allow entrance for the CCHA.

Format

The tournament featured two rounds of play. Only the top four teams in the conference standings were eligible for postseason play. Each of the two rounds were structured so that the two teams facing one another would play two games and the winner would be decided by the goal differential totals of the combined scores. In the semifinal the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds were matched as opponents. The victorious teams would then compete in the finals for the conference championship. The tournament champion was invited to play in a first round game in the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[3]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Saint Louis1613212789523927111197128
Bowling Green*1610602094523928110209113
Ohio State168711764743817201160178
Western Michigan1651101052793717191179180
Lake Superior State163130656983310230139197
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Semifinals
March 4–5
Championship
March 11–12
                     
  1 Saint Louis 3 11  
  4 Western Michigan 2 4    
      1 Saint Louis 0 4
      2 Bowling Green 4 1
  2 Bowling Green 5 4    
  3 Ohio State 2 1  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Semifinals

(1) Saint Louis vs. (4) Western Michigan

Saint Louis won series 14-6

(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Ohio State

Bowling Green won series 9-3

Championship

(1) Saint Louis vs. (2) Bowling Green

Bowling Green won series 5-4

Tournament awards

MVP[4]

  • None

References

  1. "Bowling Green Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. "Ron Mason Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  4. "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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