1990 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1990 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 19th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 2 and March 10, 1990. 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 1990 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 1990 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
Michigan State†*3226335519093453573251138
Lake Superior State32246250169914633103246138
Bowling Green3220102421531424425172211195
Michigan3216115371481254224126199151
Western Michigan3212182261451624014242184207
Ohio State3211174261381644011245160204
Miami328213191381754012244173209
Ferris State326206181061624011236145197
Illinois-Chicago327241151041773810271131205
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 2–4
Semifinals
March 8
Championship
March 10
                               
  1 Michigan State 6 13 1 Michigan State 4*  
8 Ferris State 3 1 4 Michigan 3  
  2 Lake Superior State 5 7
7 Miami 3 4     1 Michigan State 4
  2 Lake Superior State 3
  3 Bowling Green 7 6
6 Ohio State 1 5
Consolation Game
  4 Michigan 5 8 2 Lake Superior State 4
5 Western Michigan 3 2 3 Bowling Green 2   3 Bowling Green 4
4 Michigan 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

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

Michigan State won series 2–0

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

Lake Superior State won series 2–0

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

Bowling Green won series 2–0

(4) Michigan vs. (5) Western Michigan

Michigan won series 2–0

Semifinals

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Michigan

(2) Lake Superior State vs. (3) Bowling Green

Consolation Game

(3) Bowling Green vs. (4) Michigan

Championship

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