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.
|1998 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 13–21, 1998|
|Finals site||Joe Louis Arena|
|Champions||Michigan State (8th title)|
|Winning coach||Ron Mason (11th title)|
|MVP||Mike York (Michigan State)|
CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|Lake Superior State||30||12||14||4||28||82||100||37||15||18||4||104||121|
|Championship: Michigan State|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
|1||Michigan State||3||2||–||1||Michigan State||5|
|8||Ferris State||1||1||–||4||Northern Michigan||1|
|7||Notre Dame||4||1||3||1||Michigan State||3**|
|6||Lake Superior State||1||0||–|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Ferris State
|Michigan State||3 – 1||Ferris State||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State||2 – 1||Ferris State||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 2–0|
(2) Michigan vs. (7) Notre Dame
|Michigan||2 – 4||Notre Dame||Yost Ice Arena|
|Michigan||2 – 1||OT||Notre Dame||Yost Ice Arena|
|Michigan||4 – 3||Notre Dame||Yost Ice Arena|
|Michigan won series 2–1|
(3) Ohio State vs. (6) Lake Superior State
|Ohio State||2 – 1||Lake Superior State||OSU Ice Rink|
|Ohio State||6 – 0||Lake Superior State||OSU Ice Rink|
|Ohio State won series 2–0|
(4) Northern Michigan vs. (5) Miami
|Northern Michigan||3 – 1||Miami||Lakeview Arena|
|Northern Michigan||8 – 2||Miami||Lakeview Arena|
|Northern Michigan won series 2–0|
(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Northern Michigan
|March 19||Michigan State||5 – 1||Northern Michigan||Joe Louis Arena|
(2) Michigan vs. (3) Ohio State
|March 19||Michigan||2 – 4||Ohio State||Joe Louis Arena|
(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Ohio State
|March 21||Michigan State||3 – 2||2OT||Ohio State||Joe Louis Arena|
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