2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 38th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 6 and March 21, 2009 at campus locations and at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Notre Dame won their second CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and Mason Cup and received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round, the fifth and twelfth, sixth and eleventh, seventh and tenth, and eighth and ninth seeds as determined by the final regular season standings play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. There, the first seed and lowest-ranked first-round winner, the second seed and second-lowest-ranked first-round winner, the third seed and second-highest-ranked first-round winner, and the fourth seed and highest-ranked first-round winner play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second-highest and second-lowest seeds play a single game, with the winner advancing to the championship game and the loser advancing to the third-place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season 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 SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Notre Dame†*282143348955240316313569
#5 Michigan2820800409851412912014584
#2 Miami2817742408957412313512889
Alaska280^28^0^0^345451390^39^0^7468
Ohio State281311433387854223154143119
Northern Michigan281112533072734119175111103
Western Michigan28913622675864114207111130
Nebraska–Omaha2881373266276401517898103
Ferris State2891452255868381219790105
Lake Superior State28715612173863911208110115
Michigan State2871743214385381023562118
Bowling Green2881910176096381124389131
Championship: Notre Dame
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
^ Alaska was retroactively required to forfeit all wins and ties due to player ineligibilities.[1]

Bracket

  First round
March 6–8
Quarterfinals
March 13–15
Semifinals
March 20
Championship
March 21
                                             
  1 Notre Dame 5 1 1 Notre Dame 2  
5 Ohio State 5 7 8 Nebraska-Omaha 0 0 6 Northern Michigan 1  
12 Bowling Green 4 1
  2 Michigan 5 6
6 Northern Michigan 5 8 7 Western Michigan 2 1     1 Notre Dame 5
11 Michigan State 3 2   2 Michigan 2
  3 Miami 3 2 1
7 Western Michigan 3 4** 3 6 Northern Michigan 2 3* 3
10 Lake Superior State 6 3 1 Third place
  4 Alaska 4 2 1 2 Michigan 3
8 Nebraska-Omaha 3 5 5 Ohio State 0 4 0 4 Alaska 1   4 Alaska 0
9 Ferris State 0 2 6 Northern Michigan 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round

(5) Ohio State vs. (12) Bowling Green

Ohio State won series 2–0

(6) Northern Michigan vs. (11) Michigan State

Northern Michigan won series 2–0

(7) Western Michigan vs. (10) Lake Superior State

Western Michigan won series 2–1

(8) Nebraska-Omaha vs. (9) Ferris State

Nebraska-Omaha won series 2–0

Quarterfinals

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

Notre Dame won series 2–0

(2) Michigan vs. (7) Western Michigan

Michigan won series 2–0

(3) Miami vs. (6) Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan won series 2–1

(4) Alaska vs. (5) Ohio State

Alaska won series 2–1

Semifinals

(1) Notre Dame vs. (6) Northern Michigan

(2) Michigan vs. (4) Alaska

Third place

(4) Alaska vs. (6) Northern Michigan

Championship

(1) Notre Dame vs. (2) Michigan

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team[2]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[3]

References

  1. "NCAA bans Nanooks from postseason, takes away victories". Anchorage Daily News. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  2. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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