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.
|1986 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 7–15, 1986|
|Finals site||Joe Louis Arena|
|Champions||Western Michigan (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Bill Wilkinson (1st title)|
|MVP||Bill Horn (Western Michigan)|
CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|Lake Superior State||32||17||14||1||35||133||124||43||24||18||1||170||153|
|Championship: Western Michigan|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
|1||Michigan State||4||5||–||1||Michigan State||3|
|8||Michigan||3||2||–||4||Lake Superior State||2|
|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)
(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Michigan
|Michigan State||4 – 3||Michigan||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State||5 – 2||Michigan||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 2–0|
(2) Bowling Green vs. (7) Illinois–Chicago
|Bowling Green||7 – 2||Illinois–Chicago||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green||2 – 1||OT||Illinois–Chicago||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green won series 2–0|
(3) Western Michigan vs. (6) Ferris State
|Western Michigan||4 – 3||Ferris State||Lawson Arena|
|Western Michigan||12 – 2||Ferris State||Lawson Arena|
|Western Michigan won series 2–0|
(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Ohio State
|Lake Superior State||3 – 1||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State||1 – 4||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State||3 – 2||OT||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State won series 2–1|
(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Lake Superior State
|March 13||Michigan State||3 – 2||OT||Lake Superior State||Joe Louis Arena|
(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Western Michigan
|March 13||Bowling Green||3 – 4||OT||Western Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
(2) Bowling Green vs. (4) Lake Superior State
|March 15||Bowling Green||3 – 0||Lake Superior State||Joe Louis Arena|
(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Western Michigan
|March 15||Michigan State||1 – 3||Western Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
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