2004 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2004 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 33rd CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament in conference history. It was played between March 12 and March 20, 2004. 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, Ohio State won the Mason Cup and received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2004 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 2004 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
#7 Michigan28188238101664327142151104
#10 Miami2817833799744123144137106
#14 Michigan State2817923691624223172136105
#9 Ohio State*28161203289704226160134106
#12 Notre Dame2814113318471392015410899
Alaska-Fairbanks28141312992923616191117127
Northern Michigan28131322866794121164105113
Western Michigan281213327871013917184123136
Bowling Green289136246983381118992112
Ferris State28101712171973815203108126
Lake Superior State28716519608336920772102
Nebraska-Omaha28519414609139826591135
Championship: Ohio State
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 12–14
Quarterfinals[3]
March 18
Semifinals
March 19
Championship
March 20
                                         
  1 Michigan 2 1 5   1 Michigan 5  
12 Nebraska-Omaha 0 3 2 3 Michigan State 1     7 Northern Michigan 1  
  7 Northern Michigan 2  
  2 Miami 4 2*
11 Lake Superior State 0 1
  3 Michigan State 6 5     1 Michigan 2
10 Ferris State 4 3     4 Ohio State 4
  4 Ohio State 3 5
9 Bowling Green 2 2
  5 Notre Dame 4 0 5* 2 Miami 3
8 Western Michigan 2 4 4 4 Ohio State 6*     4 Ohio State 4* Third Place
  5 Notre Dame 5  
  6 Alaska-Fairbanks 1 2 2 Miami 4
7 Northern Michigan 3 3 7 Northern Michigan 0

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round

(1) Michigan vs. (12) Nebraska-Omaha

Michigan won series 2–1

(2) Miami vs. (11) Lake Superior State

Miami won series 2–0

(3) Michigan State vs. (10) Ferris State

Michigan State won series 2–0

(4) Ohio State vs. (9) Bowling Green

Ohio State won series 2–0

(5) Notre Dame vs. (8) Western Michigan

Notre Dame won series 2–1

(6) Alaska-Fairbanks vs. (7) Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan won series 2–0

Quarterfinals

(3) Michigan State vs. (7) Northern Michigan

(4) Ohio State vs. (5) Notre Dame

Semifinals

(1) Michigan vs. (7) Northern Michigan

(2) Miami vs. (4) Ohio State

Third Place

(2) Miami vs. (7) Northern Michigan

Championship

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Ohio State

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[24]

  • F Brandon Kaleniecki (Michigan)
  • F Rod Pelley (Ohio State)
  • F Paul Caponigri* (Ohio State)
  • D Andy Greene (Miami)
  • D Doug Andress (Ohio State)
  • G Dave Caruso (Ohio State)

* Most Valuable Player(s)

References

  1. "Ohio State Men's Team History". Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  2. "CCHA men's 2003-04 Results Week 25". Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  3. "CCHA men's 2003-04 Results Week 26". Retrieved 2013-06-22.
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  5. "Nebraska-Omaha 3, Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  6. "Michigan 5, Nebraska-Omaha 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  7. "Miami 4, Lake Superior State 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
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  9. "Michigan State 6, Ferris State 4". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  10. "Michigan State 5, Ferris State 3". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  11. "Ohio State 3, Bowling Green 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  12. "Ohio State 5, Bowling Green 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  13. "Notre Dame 4, Western Michigan 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  14. "Western Michigan 4, Notre Dame 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  15. "Notre Dame 5, Western Michigan 4". USCHO.com. 2004-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  16. "Northern Michigan 3, Alaska-Fairbanks 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  17. "Northern Michigan 3, Alaska-Fairbanks 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  18. "Northern Michigan 2, Michigan State 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-18. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  19. "Ohio State 6, Notre Dame 5". USCHO.com. 2004-03-18. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  20. "Michigan 5, Northern Michigan 1". USCHO.com. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  21. "Ohio State 4, Miami 3". USCHO.com. 2004-03-19. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  22. "Miami 4, Northern Michigan 0". USCHO.com. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  23. "Ohio State 4, Michigan 2". USCHO.com. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  24. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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