1994 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1994 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 23rd CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 11 and March 20, 1994. First round games were played at campus sites, while second round and 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Michigan received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured four rounds of play. The teams that finished in the top six in conference standings were allowed to choose their opponents in descending order for the first round. Alaska–Fairbanks was an affiliate member and allowed to compete in the conference tournament as the lowest seed. The first seed chose to play the eleventh seed, the second seed chose to play the tenth seed, third seed chose to play the ninth seed, the fourth seed chose to play the eighth seed, the fifth seed chose to play the twelfth seed and the sixth seed played the seventh seed in best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the second round. The highest two remaining seeds received byes into the semifinal round while the remaining four teams competing in single-game second round series. The highest and lowest non-advancing teams were matched against one another for one game while the remaining two teams competing in the other game. In the semifinals the higher automatic qualifier played the lower seed advancing from the second round while and second highest and second lowest seeds play each using single game to determine which teams advance to the finals. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1994 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†*3024514914680413371205112
Lake Superior State30188440129694531104198103
Michigan State30178539115874123135155123
Western Michigan3018102381171014024133165134
Miami301712135112943821161137120
Bowling Green3015132321141053819172149132
Ferris State3012171251101223814231205247
Notre Dame30916523851213811225113165
Illinois-Chicago308202181011443911262135192
Ohio State306195178112435723598158
Kent State306222141091723911262151219
Alaska-Fairbanks^3824131223152
Championship: Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ Alaska-Fairbanks is an affiliate member and its games do not count towards the conference standings

Bracket

  First Round
March 11–13
Second Round
March 17
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 20
                                         
  1 Michigan 5* 10   1 Michigan 6  
11 Kent State 4 3 4 Western Michigan 4     4 Western Michigan 4  
  5 Miami 3  
  2 Lake Superior State 5 8
10 Ohio State 1 0
  3 Michigan State 3 2* 8     1 Michigan 3
9 Illinois–Chicago 4 1 3     2 Lake Superior State 0
  4 Western Michigan 6 7
8 Notre Dame 3 1
  5 Miami 5 1 4 2 Lake Superior State 4
12 Alaska–Fairbanks 3 6 3 3 Michigan State 3*     3 Michigan State 0
  6 Bowling Green 2  
  6 Bowling Green 3 3*
7 Ferris State 0 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan vs. (11) Kent State

Michigan won series 2–0

(2) Lake Superior State vs. (10) Ohio State

Lake Superior State won series 2–0

(3) Michigan State vs. (9) Illinois–Chicago

Michigan State won series 2–1

(4) Western Michigan vs. (8) Notre Dame

Western Michigan won series 2–0

(5) Miami vs. (12) Alaska–Fairbanks

Miami won series 2–1

(6) Bowling Green vs. (7) Ferris State

Bowling Green won series 2–0

Second Round

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

(4) Western Michigan vs. (5) Miami

Semifinals

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Western Michigan

(2) Lake Superior State vs. (3) Michigan State

Championship

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

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[4]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

References

  1. "Michigan Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. "Red Berenson 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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