1988 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
The 1988 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 17th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 12, 1988. 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, Bowling Green received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
|1988 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 4–12, 1988|
|Finals site||Joe Louis Arena|
|Champions||Bowling Green (5th title)|
|Winning coach||Jerry York (1st title)|
|MVP||Paul Connell (Bowling Green)|
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 1988 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||22||4||6||50||163||97||46||33||7||6||233||139|
|Championship: Bowling Green|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
|1||Lake Superior State||6||4||–||1||Lake Superior State||5*|
|8||Ohio State||2||1||–||4||Western Michigan||4|
|7||Ferris State||4||3||–||1||Lake Superior State||3|
|4||Western Michigan||4||4||10||2||Bowling Green||6|
|5||Michigan||5||3||0||3||Michigan State||4||3||Michigan State||9|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Lake Superior State vs. (8) Ohio State
|Lake Superior State||6 – 2||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State||4 – 1||Ohio State||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State won series 2–0|
(2) Bowling Green vs. (7) Ferris State
|Bowling Green||5 – 4||4OT||Ferris State||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green||6 – 3||Ferris State||BGSU Ice Arena|
|Bowling Green won series 2–0|
(3) Michigan State vs. (6) Illinois–Chicago
|Michigan State||9 – 4||Illinois–Chicago||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State||6 – 3||Illinois–Chicago||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 2–0|
(4) Western Michigan vs. (5) Michigan
|Western Michigan||4 – 5||Michigan||Lawson Arena|
|Western Michigan||4 – 3||Michigan||Lawson Arena|
|Western Michigan||10 – 0||Michigan||Lawson Arena|
|Western Michigan won series 2–1|
(1) Lake Superior State vs. (4) Western Michigan
|March 10||Lake Superior State||5 – 4||OT||Western Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Michigan State
|March 10||Bowling Green||6 – 4||Michigan State||Joe Louis Arena|
(3) Michigan State vs. (4) Western Michigan
|March 12||Michigan State||9 – 6||Western Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
(1) Lake Superior State vs. (2) Bowling Green
|March 12||Lake Superior State||3 – 5||Bowling Green||Joe Louis Arena|
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