1978 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1978 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the seventh CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 3 and March 11, 1978. All games were played at BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio, the home venue of the Bowling Green Falcons. By winning the tournament, Bowling Green received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's invitation to play in a first round game created to allow entrance into the tournament 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 1978 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
Bowling Green†*181530309642393180196108
Saint Louis2010100207371402117213499
Northern Michigan2081021877843419132150129
Ohio State2091101873893516181144154
Lake Superior State18710115731013218131144148
Western Michigan2071211583883315171175140
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Semifinals
March 3–4
Championship
March 10–11
                     
  1 Bowling Green 3 4  
  4 Ohio State 1 2    
      1 Bowling Green 3 10
      2 Saint Louis 1 2
  2 Saint Louis 6 4    
  3 Northern Michigan 2 4  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Semifinals

(1) Bowling Green vs. (4) Ohio State

Bowling Green won series 7-3

(2) Saint Louis vs. (3) Northern Michigan

Saint Louis won series 10-6

Championship

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

Bowling Green won series 13-3

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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