2001 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2001 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 30th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 8 and March 17, 2001. First round and play-in 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 won the inaugural Mason Cup (named after head coach Ron Mason) and received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured four rounds of play. The two teams that finish below tenth place in the standings were not eligible for postseason play. In the First Round, the first and tenth seeds, the second and ninth seeds, the third and eighth seeds, the fourth and seventh seeds and the fifth and sixth seeds played a best-of-three series, with the top three ranked winners advancing to the semifinals and two lower-seeded teams playing in a single play-in game to determine the final qualifier. 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 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings

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
#3 Michigan State†*28214345863742335413457
Miami28171013595713820162120108
#4 Michigan28169335102604527135167110
#13 Nebraska-Omaha28151033386804224153127107
Northern Michigan28121063076713818137121102
Western Michigan28121063097963920136149129
Ohio State28131322881893717182118117
Ferris State289154226481381320591112
Bowling Green2881552172824016195109110
Alaska-Fairbanks28714721679136919890112
Notre Dame2871562072983910227104150
Lake Superior State288200165395361323079119
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket

  First Round[2]
March 8–11
Play-In
March 13
Semifinals[3]
March 16
Championship
March 17
                                         
  1 Michigan State 5 3*   1 Michigan State 2  
10 Alaska-Fairbanks 2 2 5 Northern Michigan 1     9 Bowling Green 1  
  9 Bowling Green 2*  
  2 Miami 3 3
9 Bowling Green 4 4*
  3 Michigan 8 3     1 Michigan State 2
8 Ferris State 3 0     3 Michigan 0
  4 Nebraska-Omaha 4 2 4**
7 Ohio State 5* 1 3
  5 Northern Michigan 3* 7 5* 3 Michigan 3
6 Western Michigan 2 9 4 4 Nebraska-Omaha 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan State vs. (10) Alaska-Fairbanks

Michigan State won series 2–0

(2) Miami vs. (9) Bowling Green

Bowling Green won series 2–0

(3) Michigan vs. (8) Ferris State

Michigan won series 2–0

(4) Nebraska-Omaha vs. (7) Ohio State

Nebraska-Omaha won series 2–1

(5) Northern Michigan vs. (6) Western Michigan

Northern Michigan won series 2–1

Play-In

(5) Northern Michigan vs. (9) Bowling Green

Semifinals

(1) Michigan State vs. (5) Northern Michigan

(3) Michigan vs. (4) Nebraska-Omaha

Championship

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Michigan

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[20]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[21]

References

  1. "Michigan State Men's Team History". Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  2. "CCHA men's 2000-01 Results Week 24". 2001. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  3. "CCHA men's 2000-01 Results Week 25". 2001. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  4. "Michigan State 5, Alaska-Fairbanks 2". USCHO.com. 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  5. "Michigan State 3, Alaska-Fairbanks 2". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  6. "Bowling Green 4, Miami 3". USCHO.com. 2001-03-08. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  7. "Bowling Green 4, Miami 3". USCHO.com. 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  8. "Michigan 8, Ferris State 3". USCHO.com. 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  9. "Michigan 3, Ferris State 0". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  10. "Ohio State 5, Nebraska-Omaha 4". USCHO.com. 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  11. "Nebraska-Omaha 2, Ohio State 1". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  12. "Nebraska-Omaha 4, Ohio State 3". USCHO.com. 2001-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  13. "Northern Michigan 3, Western Michigan 2". USCHO.com. 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  14. "Western Michigan 9, Northern Michigan 7". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  15. "Northern Michigan 5, Western Michigan 4". USCHO.com. 2001-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  16. "Bowling Green 2, Northern Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2001-03-13. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  17. "Michigan State 2, Northern Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2001-03-16. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  18. "Michigan 3, Nebraska-Omaha 2". USCHO.com. 2001-03-16. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  19. "Michigan State 2, Michigan 0". USCHO.com. 2001-03-17. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  20. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  21. "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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