1995 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1995 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 24th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 9 and March 18, 1995. Opening round play-in and quarterfinal games were played at campus sites, while the Finals play-in and 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Lake Superior State received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The teams that finished tenth and eleventh in the standings played a single play-in game to determine the final qualifier for the playoffs. In the quarterfinals, the first and tenth seeds, the second and ninth seeds, the third seed and eighth seeds, the fourth seed and seventh seeds and the fifth seed and sixth seeds played a best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. The lowest two remaining seeds played a play-in game to determine the last qualifier for the 'final four'. 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 1995 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
Michigan2722414515174393081218109
Bowling Green271872381351013825112199137
Michigan State27177337123794025123183124
Lake Superior State*27149432114784123126176125
Miami2713863288873918156129132
Ferris State27914422821113612204113157
Western Michigan27914422871024017185141144
Illinois-Chicago27816319991323711224146177
Notre Dame27719115771263711251121168
Ohio State273222876142387292112195
Alaska-Fairbanks^3311211107141
Championship: Lake Superior State
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

  Play-in
March 9
Quarterfinals
March 10–12
Finals Play-in
March 15
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 18
                                                   
  1 Michigan 7 4   1 Michigan 4  
10 Ohio State 7     10 Ohio State 2 0 4 Lake Superior State 5     4 Lake Superior State 5*  
11 Alaska–Fairbanks 2     5 Miami 2  
  2 Bowling Green 7 5
9 Notre Dame 2 4
  3 Michigan State 6 4     4 Lake Superior State 5
8 Illinois–Chicago 4 2     3 Michigan State 3
  4 Lake Superior State 7 5
7 Western Michigan 2 0
  5 Miami 10 4 2 Bowling Green 3
6 Ferris State 2 2 3 Michigan State 4*  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Play-in

(10) Ohio State vs. (11) Alaska–Fairbanks

Quarterfinals

(1) Michigan vs. (10) Ohio State

Michigan won series 2–0

(2) Bowling Green vs. (9) Notre Dame

Bowling Green won series 2–0

(3) Michigan State vs. (8) Illinois–Chicago

Michigan State won series 2–0

(4) Lake Superior State vs. (7) Western Michigan

Lake Superior State won series 2–0

(5) Miami vs. (6) Ferris State

Miami won series 2–0

Finals Play-in

(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Miami

Semifinals

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Lake Superior State

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

Championship

(3) Michigan State vs. (4) Lake Superior State

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[4]

  • F Jason Trzcinski (Lake Superior State)
  • F Bates Battaglia (Lake Superior State)
  • F Wayne Strachan* (Lake Superior State)
  • D Chris Slater (Michigan State)
  • D Keith Aldridge (Lake Superior State)
  • G Mike Buzak (Michigan State)

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

References

  1. "Lake Superior Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. "Jeff Jackson 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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