2002 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2002 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 31st CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament in conference history. It was played between March 8 and March 17, 2002. First round games were played at campus sites, while all 'super six' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Michigan won the Mason Cup and received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2002 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament featured four rounds of play. In the First Round, the first and twelfth seeds, the second and eleventh seeds, the third and tenth seeds, the fourth and ninth seeds, the fifth and eighth seeds and the sixth and seventh seeds played a best-of-three series. All six victors in the first round advance as the newly minted 'Super Six' and play only single-elimination for the duration of the tournament. The top two ranked winners receive byes into the semifinals while the four other teams play in the quarterfinals to determine the other qualifiers. 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 2002 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
#4 Michigan†*2819544297564428115154102
#8 Michigan State28186440874741279512973
#11 Northern Michigan2816102348669402612213598
#12 Alaska-Fairbanks28151033391553722123132108
Nebraska-Omaha28131143072644121164112102
Western Michigan28131232992923819154123118
#15 Ohio State28121242871814020164109112
Notre Dame28121242895863816175117113
Ferris State28121512586833615201117109
Miami289172206888361222289121
Bowling Green2871831778104409256103145
Lake Superior State284222103810637827261132
Championship: Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket

Teams are reseeded after the first round and quarterfinals

  First Round[2]
March 8–10
Quarterfinals[3]
March 15
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 17
                                         
  1 Michigan 3 4 4   1 Michigan 2  
12 Lake Superior State 4 1 1 4 Alaska-Fairbanks 5     7 Ohio State 1  
  7 Ohio State 6*  
  2 Michigan State 4* 4
11 Bowling Green 3 2
  3 Northern Michigan 4 5     1 Michigan 3
10 Miami 0 2     2 Michigan State 2
  4 Alaska-Fairbanks 6 2
9 Ferris State 3 1
  5 Nebraska-Omaha 3** 1 1 2 Michigan State 2
8 Notre Dame 2 2* 2 3 Northern Michigan 3     3 Northern Michigan 1
  8 Notre Dame 1  
  6 Western Michigan 2 1
7 Ohio State 3* 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan vs. (12) Lake Superior State

Michigan won series 2–1

(2) Michigan State vs. (11) Bowling Green

Michigan State won series 2–0

(3) Northern Michigan vs. (10) Miami

Northern Michigan won series 2–0

(4) Alaska-Fairbanks vs. (9) Ferris State

Alaska won series 2–0

(5) Nebraska-Omaha vs. (8) Notre Dame

Notre Dame won series 2–1

(6) Western Michigan vs. (7) Ohio State

Ohio State won series 2–0

Quarterfinals

(3) Northern Michigan vs. (8) Notre Dame

(4) Alaska-Fairbanks vs. (7) Ohio State

Semifinals

(1) Michigan vs. (7) Ohio State

(2) Michigan State vs. (3) Northern Michigan

Championship

(1) Michigan vs. (2) Michigan State

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[23]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[24]

References

  1. "Michigan Men's Team History". Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  2. "CCHA men's 2001-02 Results Week 24". 2002. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  3. "CCHA men's 2001-02 Results Week 25". 2002. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
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  5. "Michigan 4, Lake Superior State 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  6. "Michigan 4, Lake Superior State 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-10. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  7. "Michigan State 4, Bowling Green 3". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  8. "Michigan State 4, Bowling Green 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  9. "Northern Michigan 4, Miami 0". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  10. "Northern Michigan 5, Miami 3". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  11. "Alaska-Fairbanks 6, Ferris State 3". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  12. "Alaska-Fairbanks 2, Ferris State 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  13. "Nebraska-Omaha 3, Notre Dame 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  14. "Notre Dame 2, Nebraska-Omaha 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  15. "Notre Dame 2, Nebraska-Omaha 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-10. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  16. "Ohio State 3, Western Michigan 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-08. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  17. "Ohio State 3, Western Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  18. "Northern Michigan 3, Notre Dame 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  19. "Ohio State 6, Alaska-Fairbanks 5". USCHO.com. 2002-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  20. "Michigan 2, Ohio State 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  21. "Michigan State 2, Northern Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  22. "Michigan 3, Michigan State 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-17. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  23. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  24. "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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