1998 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 1998 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 27th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 13 and March 21, 1998. Opening round games were played at campus sites, while all '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 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The three teams that finish below eighth place in the standings were 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 1998 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†*302154461105444336515676
Michigan30227145109694634111163108
Ohio State301910139106764227132161110
Northern Michigan30151233396903819154130117
Miami301412432100873719144134114
Lake Superior State301214428821003715184104121
Notre Dame30121442891894118194127115
Ferris State301215327881063915213119138
Western Michigan309192208091381025394125
Alaska-Fairbanks30720317871383510214110154
Bowling Green3062131577106388273100157
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 13–15
Semifinals
March 19
Championship
March 21
                               
  1 Michigan State 3 2 1 Michigan State 5  
8 Ferris State 1 1 4 Northern Michigan 1  
  2 Michigan 2 2* 4
7 Notre Dame 4 1 3     1 Michigan State 3**
  3 Ohio State 2
  3 Ohio State 2 6
6 Lake Superior State 1 0
  4 Northern Michigan 3 8 2 Michigan 2
5 Miami 1 2 3 Ohio State 4  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals

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

Michigan State won series 2–0

(2) Michigan vs. (7) Notre Dame

Michigan won series 2–1

(3) Ohio State vs. (6) Lake Superior State

Ohio State won series 2–0

(4) Northern Michigan vs. (5) Miami

Northern Michigan won series 2–0

Semifinals

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Northern Michigan

(2) Michigan vs. (3) Ohio State

Championship

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Ohio 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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