1982 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1982 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 11th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 5 and March 13, 1982. First round games were played at campus sites, while 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan for the first time. By winning the tournament, Michigan State received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1982 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.


The tournament featured three rounds of play. The four teams that finished below eighth place in the standings were not eligible for postseason play. In the quarterfinals, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a two-game series where the team that scored the higher number of goals after the games was declared the victor and advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the remaining highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winners advancing to the finals. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1982 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[4]

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

Conference Overall
Bowling Green282071411641054227132235163
Michigan State*322110143138944226142184123
Michigan Tech2816111331291204023143195165
Notre Dame3015132321391304023152199168
Ferris State3013152281171333615183144158
Lake Superior State2811152241121103919173165150
Northern Michigan2812160241061273615210141171
Western Michigan3011181231291503414191141164
Ohio State2810171211071323416171158150
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion


March 5–7
March 11
March 13
1 Bowling Green 8 10 18  
8 Northern Michigan 0 5 5  
  1 Bowling Green 5  
  4 Notre Dame 8  
2 Michigan State 9 3 12
7 Lake Superior State 1 4 5  
  2 Michigan State 4
  4 Notre Dame 1
3 Michigan Tech 7 3 10  
6 Ferris State 4 3 7  
  2 Michigan State 3 Consolation Game
  3 Michigan Tech 2  
4 Notre Dame 6 5 11 1 Bowling Green 2
5 Michigan 5 3 8   3 Michigan Tech 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Bowling Green vs. (8) Northern Michigan

Bowling Green won series

(2) Michigan State vs. (7) Lake Superior State

Michigan State won series

(3) Michigan Tech vs. (6) Ferris State

Michigan Tech won series

(4) Notre Dame vs. (5) Michigan

Notre Dame won series


(1) Bowling Green vs. (4) Notre Dame

(2) Michigan State vs. (3) Michigan Tech

Consolation Game

(1) Bowling Green vs. (3) Michigan Tech


(2) Michigan State vs. (4) Notre Dame

Tournament awards



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