1979 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1979 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the eighth CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 2 and March 10, 1979. 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 1979 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†*2421214314254453762179113
Ohio State241581311261014025132218170
Northern Michigan241310127109933419132168126
Lake Superior State2411121231181123616182164181
Saint Louis249132201041373516163174189
Western Michigan248160161161423617190171182
Ferris State2442008871633410240155217
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
‡ Ferris State was still considered a member of the NAIA

Bracket

  Semifinals
March 2–3
Championship
March 9–10
                     
  1 Bowling Green 12 6  
  4 Lake Superior State 1 1    
      1 Bowling Green 5 6
      3 Ohio State 3 4
  2 Ohio State 5 5****    
  3 Northern Michigan 5 4  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Semifinals

(1) Bowling Green vs. (4) Lake Superior State

Bowling Green won series 18-2

(2) Ohio State vs. (3) Northern Michigan

Ohio State won series 10-9

Championship

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

Bowling Green won series 11-7

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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