1987 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1987 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 16th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 6 and March 14, 1987. 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 1987 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 1987 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
Bowling Green322462501811214533102238160
Michigan State*322381471631174533102231156
Lake Superior State3219112401431304022162181168
Illinois-Chicago3218131371481183921171176154
Western Michigan3216160321551444323200219187
Ohio State3212191251321684319231188211
Michigan3211201231531744014251188220
Ferris State329230181141524316270157197
Miami32824016127192398310151232
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 6–8
Semifinals
March 12
Championship
March 14
                               
  1 Bowling Green 4 5 5 1 Bowling Green 5  
8 Ferris State 6 0 1 6 Ohio State 3  
  2 Michigan State 8* 6
7 Michigan 7 3     1 Bowling Green 3
  2 Michigan State 4*
  3 Lake Superior State 8 2 4
6 Ohio State 5 5 8
Consolation Game
  4 Illinois–Chicago 2 6 1 2 Michigan State 6
5 Western Michigan 3* 4 5 5 Western Michigan 3   5 Western Michigan 4
6 Ohio State 7

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Bowling Green vs. (8) Ferris State

Bowling Green won series 2–1

(2) Michigan State vs. (7) Michigan

Michigan State won series 2–0

(3) Lake Superior State vs. (6) Ohio State

Ohio State won series 2–1

(4) Illinois–Chicago vs. (5) Western Michigan

Western Michigan won series 2–1

Semifinals

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

(2) Michigan State vs. (5) Western Michigan

Consolation Game

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

Championship

(1) Bowling Green vs. (2) Michigan 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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