1989 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1989 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 18th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 3 and March 11, 1989. 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 1989 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.


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 1989 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
Michigan State†*3225615118895473791277150
Lake Superior State32197644128904629116186129
Bowling Green3215143331311254726183202171
Western Michigan329176241211454314236182200
Ferris State32918523991444012226126171
Ohio State32720519106160409265141215
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion


March 3–5
March 9
March 11
  1 Michigan State 9 11 1 Michigan State 3  
8 Ohio State 5 4 5 Bowling Green 2  
  2 Lake Superior State 5 3
7 Ferris State 0 0     1 Michigan State 4
  2 Lake Superior State 1
  3 Illinois–Chicago 8 4 6
6 Western Michigan 4 6 2
Consolation Game
  4 Michigan 4 4 2 2 Lake Superior State 6
5 Bowling Green 6 1 3*** 3 Illinois–Chicago 3   3 Illinois–Chicago 3
5 Bowling Green 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Ohio State

Michigan State won series 2–0

(2) Lake Superior State vs. (7) Ferris State

Lake Superior State won series 2–0

(3) Illinois–Chicago vs. (6) Western Michigan

Illinois–Chicago won series 2–1

(4) Michigan vs. (5) Bowling Green

Bowling Green won series 2–1


(1) Michigan State vs. (5) Bowling Green

(2) Lake Superior State vs. (3) Illinois–Chicago

Consolation Game

(3) Illinois–Chicago vs. (5) Bowling Green


(1) Michigan State vs. (2) Lake Superior State

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[4]

  • F Anthony Palumbo (Lake Superior State)
  • F Sheldon Gorski (Illinois–Chicago)
  • F Bobby Reynolds (Michigan State)
  • D Dan Keczmer (Lake Superior State)
  • D Brad Hamilton (Michigan State)
  • G Jason Muzzatti* (Michigan State)

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]


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