2003 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2003 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 32nd CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament in conference history. It was played between March 14 and March 22, 2003. 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 2003 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 2003 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
#6 Ferris State28225145121644231101188100
#4 Michigan*28187339111724330103167103
#12 Ohio State281684369063432513512995
#15 Michigan State281710135113833923142154118
Northern Michigan28141312991834122172144120
Miami28131232986664121173132101
Notre Dame28131232990904017176122123
Western Michigan281314127921013815212122147
Alaska-Fairbanks281011727781043615147111130
Nebraska-Omaha289172206497401322598135
Bowling Green285203137111636825394143
Lake Superior State28324174010838628460146
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 14–16
Quarterfinals[3]
March 20
Semifinals
March 21
Championship
March 22
                                         
  1 Ferris State 6 6   1 Ferris State 4  
12 Lake Superior State 1 1 4 Michigan State 5     5 Northern Michigan 2  
  5 Northern Michigan 7  
  2 Michigan 3 4
11 Bowling Green 1 3
  3 Ohio State 4 3     1 Ferris State 3
10 Nebraska-Omaha 1 1     2 Michigan 5
  4 Michigan State 11 3
9 Alaska-Fairbanks 1 1
  5 Northern Michigan 8 6 2 Michigan 3
8 Western Michigan 3 4 3 Ohio State 3     3 Ohio State 0 Third Place
  7 Notre Dame 2  
  6 Miami 4 0 0 3 Ohio State 1
7 Notre Dame 2 1 5 5 Northern Michigan 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

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

Ferris State won series 2–0

(2) Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green

Michigan won series 2–0

(3) Ohio State vs. (10) Nebraska-Omaha

Ohio State won series 2–0

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

Michigan State won series 2–0

(5) Northern Michigan vs. (8) Western Michigan

Northern Michigan won series 2–0

(6) Miami vs. (7) Notre Dame

Notre Dame won series 2–1

Quarterfinals

(3) Ohio State vs. (7) Notre Dame

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

Semifinals

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

(2) Michigan vs. (3) Ohio State

Third Place

(3) Ohio State vs. (5) Northern Michigan

Championship

(1) Ferris State vs. (2) Michigan

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[23]

* Most Valuable Player(s)

Tournament Three Stars

References

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  2. "CCHA men's 2002-03 Results Week 25". 2003. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  3. "CCHA men's 2002-03 Results Week 26". 2003. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
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  5. "Ferris State 6, Lake Superior State 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  6. "Michigan 3, Bowling Green 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  7. "Michigan State 4, Bowling Green 2". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  8. "Ohio State 4, Nebraska-Omaha 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
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  10. "Michigan State 11, Alaska-Fairbanks 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  11. "Alaska-Fairbanks 2, Ferris State 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  12. "Northern Michigan 8, Western Michigan 3". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  13. "Northern Michigan 6, Western Michigan 4". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  14. "Miami 4, Notre Dame 2". USCHO.com. 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  15. "Notre Dame 1, Miami 0". USCHO.com. 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  16. "Notre Dame 5, Miami 0". USCHO.com. 2003-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  17. "Ohio State 3, Notre Dame 2". USCHO.com. 2003-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  18. "Northern Michigan 7, Michigan State 5". USCHO.com. 2003-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  19. "Ferris State 4, Northern Michigan 2". USCHO.com. 2003-03-21. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  20. "Michigan 3, Ohio State 0". USCHO.com. 2003-03-21. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  21. "Northern Michigan 4, Ohio State 1". USCHO.com. 2003-03-22. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  22. "Michigan 3, Ferris State 2". USCHO.com. 2003-03-22. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  23. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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