1986 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1986 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 15th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 7 and March 15, 1986. 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, Western Michigan received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1986 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 best-of-three series, with the winners advancing 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 1986 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 State32237248177124453492245161
Bowling Green322390461791294228140218164
Western Michigan*322390461891384432120256177
Lake Superior State3217141351331244324181170153
Ohio State3216151331571774323191219203
Ferris State3213172281521743817192191202
Illinois-Chicago3212200241371614014251164197
Michigan3210220201511843812260182222
Miami3232728113177388282158201
Championship: Western Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 7–9
Semifinals
March 13
Championship
March 15
                               
  1 Michigan State 4 5 1 Michigan State 3  
8 Michigan 3 2 4 Lake Superior State 2  
  2 Bowling Green 7 2*
7 Illinois–Chicago 2 1     1 Michigan State 1
  3 Western Michigan 3
  3 Western Michigan 4 12
6 Ferris State 3 2
Consolation Game
  4 Lake Superior State 3 1 3* 2 Bowling Green 3
5 Ohio State 1 4 2 3 Western Michigan 4*   2 Bowling Green 3
4 Lake Superior State 0

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Michigan

Michigan State won series 2–0

(2) Bowling Green vs. (7) Illinois–Chicago

Bowling Green won series 2–0

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

Western Michigan won series 2–0

(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Ohio State

Lake Superior State won series 2–1

Semifinals

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Lake Superior State

(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Western Michigan

Consolation Game

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

Championship

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Western Michigan

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[4]

  • F Stu Burnie* (Western Michigan)
  • F Jamie Wansbrough (Bowling Green)
  • F Dan Dorion (Western Michigan)
  • D Chris MacDonald (Western Michigan)
  • D Wayne Gagné (Western Michigan)
  • G Bill Horn (Western Michigan)

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

References

  1. "Western Michigan Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. "Bill Wilkinson 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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