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.
|1987 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 6–14, 1987|
|Finals site||Joe Louis Arena|
|Champions||Michigan State (5th title)|
|Winning coach||Ron Mason (8th title)|
|MVP||Bobby Reynolds (Michigan State)|
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 1987 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||19||11||2||40||143||130||40||22||16||2||181||168|
|Championship: Michigan State|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
|1||Bowling Green||4||5||5||1||Bowling Green||5|
|8||Ferris State||6||0||1||6||Ohio State||3|
|3||Lake Superior State||8||2||4|
|5||Western Michigan||3*||4||5||5||Western Michigan||3||5||Western Michigan||4|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Bowling Green vs. (8) Ferris State
|Bowling Green||4 – 6||Ferris State||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green||5 – 0||Ferris State||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green||5 – 1||Ferris State||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green won series 2–1|
(2) Michigan State vs. (7) Michigan
|Michigan State||8 – 7||OT||Michigan||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State||6 – 3||Michigan||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 2–0|
(3) Lake Superior State vs. (6) Ohio State
|Lake Superior State||8 – 5||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State||3 – 5||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State||8 – 4||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Ohio State won series 2–1|
(4) Illinois–Chicago vs. (5) Western Michigan
|Illinois–Chicago||2 – 3||OT||Western Michigan||UIC Pavilion|
|Illinois–Chicago||6 – 4||Western Michigan||UIC Pavilion|
|Illinois–Chicago||1 – 5||Western Michigan||UIC Pavilion|
|Western Michigan won series 2–1|
(1) Bowling Green vs. (6) Ohio State
|March 12||Bowling Green||5 – 3||Ohio State||Joe Louis Arena|
(2) Michigan State vs. (5) Western Michigan
|March 12||Michigan State||6 – 3||Western Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
(5) Western Michigan vs. (6) Ohio State
|March 14||Western Michigan||4 – 7||Ohio State||Joe Louis Arena|
(1) Bowling Green vs. (2) Michigan State
|March 14||Bowling Green||3 – 4||OT||Michigan State||Joe Louis Arena|
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