1983 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1983 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 12th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 12, 1983. First round games were played at campus sites, while 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Michigan State received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1983 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 1983 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 Green32245351200115402884238143
Michigan State*32239046132834230111187115
Ohio State32217446159107402695204140
Michigan Tech3220120401621244022171189157
Northern Michigan3216133351251134018184147153
Ferris State3212164281391453816184141161
Notre Dame3213172281411703613212155206
Western Michigan3210202221051353611232117156
Lake Superior State3210211211101403612231131157
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion


March 4–6
March 10
March 12
  1 Bowling Green 8 7 1 Bowling Green 3  
8 Notre Dame 3 2 5 Northern Michigan 0  
  2 Michigan State 2 5
7 Ferris State 4 1     1 Bowling Green 3
  2 Michigan State 4*
  3 Ohio State 6 4
6 Miami 2 6
Consolation Game
  4 Michigan Tech 2 3 2 Michigan State 8
5 Northern Michigan 3 3 3 Ohio State 3   3 Ohio State 8
5 Northern Michigan 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Bowling Green vs. (8) Notre Dame

Bowling Green won series 15–5

(2) Michigan State vs. (7) Ferris State

Michigan State won series 7–5

(3) Ohio State vs. (6) Miami

Ohio State won series 10–8

(4) Michigan Tech vs. (5) Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan won series 6–5


(1) Bowling Green vs. (5) Northern Michigan

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

Consolation Game

(3) Ohio State vs. (5) Northern Michigan


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

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[4]

  • F Kelly Miller (Michigan State)
  • F Gord Flegel (Michigan State)
  • F Dan Kane (Bowling Green)
  • D Garry Galley (Bowling Green)
  • D Mike Pikul (Bowling Green)
  • G Mike David* (Bowling Green)

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]


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  5. "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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