1985 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1985 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 14th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 8 and March 16, 1985. 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 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The team that finished below eighth place in the standings was 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 1985 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
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State†*3227505419178443860262100
Lake Superior State3221110421471204427161190160
Western Michigan3218131371331034022162164138
Bowling Green3217150341541464221210201196
Illinois-Chicago3215170301541694017230193219
Ohio State3213172281211464119202162181
Michigan3211201231181634013261151208
Miami3210193231271744014233158205
Ferris State328231171101563811261140176
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 8–10
Semifinals
March 14
Championship
March 16
                               
  1 Michigan State 4 7 1 Michigan State 8  
8 Miami 3 1 6 Ohio State 0  
  2 Lake Superior State 3 7
7 Michigan 1 6     1 Michigan State 5
  2 Lake Superior State 1
  3 Western Michigan 2 5
6 Ohio State 4 4*
Consolation Game
  4 Bowling Green 7 7 2 Lake Superior State 4
5 Illinois–Chicago 5 2 4 Bowling Green 1   4 Bowling Green 3
6 Ohio State 7

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Miami

Michigan State won series 11–4

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

Lake Superior State won series 10–7

(3) Western Michigan vs. (6) Ohio State

Ohio State won series 8–7

(4) Bowling Green vs. (5) Illinois–Chicago

Bowling Green won series 14–7

Semifinals

(1) Michigan State vs. (6) Ohio State

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

Consolation Game

(4) Bowling Green vs. (6) Ohio State

Championship

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

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[4]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

References

  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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