2011 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2011 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is the 40th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 19, 2011 at campus locations and at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Miami Redhawks won the tournament and was awarded the Mason Cup. They will earn the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round the 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 winners 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 the fifth seed play a best-of-three series, with the winners 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 2011 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
#3 Michigan2820710619257442911414698
#4 Notre Dame28187325995694425145151121
#8 Miami*28167525510358392310614685
#13 Western Michigan281099544777142191310116104
Ferris State2812124443596239181659486
Northern Michigan28121330396187391519591117
Alaska280^28^0^0^386466380^38^0^8991
Lake Superior State2881285375978391317993115
Ohio State2810144236667237151849592
Michigan State28111520356575381519498107
Bowling Green2832142154187411027474123
Championship: Miami
Conference regular season champion
* Conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll
^ Alaska was retroactively required to forfeit all wins and loses due to player ineligibilities.[1]

Bracket

  First round
March 4–6
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                             
  1 Michigan 5 4 1 Michigan 2  
8 Lake Superior State 4 3 11 Bowling Green 1 1 4 Western Michigan 5  
9 Ohio State 0 2
  4 Western Michigan 1 3 5*
6 Northern Michigan 6 0 1 5 Ferris State 3 1 4     4 Western Michigan 2
11 Bowling Green 3 2 2**   3 Miami 5
  3 Miami 4 4
7 Alaska 3* 4** 7 Alaska 1 1
10 Michigan State 2 3 Third place
  2 Notre Dame 3* 3 4 3 Miami 6
  8 Lake Superior State 2 4 2 2 Notre Dame 2   1 Michigan 4
  2 Notre Dame 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round

(6) Northern Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green

Bowling Green wins series 2–1

(7) Alaska vs. (10) Michigan State

Alaska wins series 2–0

(8) Lake Superior vs. (9) Ohio State

Lake Superior wins series 2–0

Quarterfinals

(1) Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green

Michigan Wins Series 2–0

(2) Notre Dame vs. (8) Lake Superior

Series Tied 1–1

(3) Miami vs. (7) Alaska

Miami Wins Series 2–0

(4) Western Michigan vs. (5) Ferris State

Series Tied 1–1

Semifinals

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Western Michigan

(2) Notre Dame vs. (3) Miami

Third place

(1) Michigan vs. (2) Notre Dame

Championship

(3) Miami vs. (4) Western 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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