2012 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2012 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is the 41st CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It will be played between March 2 and March 17, 2012 at campus locations and at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Western Michigan won the Mason Cup and they earned the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2012 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 2012 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
#2 Ferris State 2816751548062 432612512494
#7 Michigan 2815941508560 412413413289
#14 Western Michigan* 28141044507261 412114611492
#8 Miami 28151121487455 412415212286
#15 Michigan State 28141132478068 3919164111103
#20 Northern Michigan 28111163427679 3717146106102
Lake Superior State 28111344417179 4018175102108
#19 Notre Dame 28121330396573 4019183101107
Ohio State 28111251397479 35151559192
Alaska 280^28^0^0^306376 360^36^0^8494
Bowling Green 2851943224088 441425585129
Championship: Michigan 2, Western Michigan 3
indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
^ Alaska was retroactively required to forfeit all wins and ties due to player ineligibilities.[1]

Bracket

  First round
March 2–4
Quarterfinals
March 9–11
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 17
                                             
  1 Ferris State 2 7 3 3 Western Michigan 6  
8 Notre Dame 2 4 11 Bowling Green 3 4 4 4 Miami 2  
9 Ohio State 0 2
  4 Miami 6 4
6 Northern Michigan 4 3 1 5 Michigan State 0 1     2 Michigan 2
11 Bowling Green 2 5 4   3 Western Michigan 3
  3 Western Michigan 4 5
7 Lake Superior State 4 2 7 Lake Superior State 2 2
10 Alaska 3 0 Third place
  2 Michigan 2 3 2 Michigan 3*
  8 Notre Dame 1 1 11 Bowling Green 2   4 Miami 4
  11 Bowling Green 1

Semifinals

(3) Western Michigan vs. (4) Miami

(2) Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green

Third place

(4) Miami vs. (11) Bowling Green

Championship

(2) Michigan vs. (3) 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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