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.
|2012 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
2012 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament Logo
|Dates||March 2–17, 2012|
|First round site||Campus sites|
|Quarterfinals site||Campus sites|
|Semifinals site||Joe Louis Arena|
|Finals site||Joe Louis Arena|
|Champions||Western Michigan (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Andy Murray (1st title)|
|MVP||Frank Slubowski (Western Michigan)|
|Attendance||60,741 (all games)|
CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
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
|#2 Ferris State
|#14 Western Michigan*||28||14||10||4||4||50||72||61||41||21||14||6||114||92|
|#15 Michigan State||28||14||11||3||2||47||80||68||39||19||16||4||111||103|
|#20 Northern Michigan||28||11||11||6||3||42||76||79||37||17||14||6||106||102|
|Lake Superior State||28||11||13||4||4||41||71||79||40||18||17||5||102||108|
|#19 Notre Dame||28||12||13||3||0||39||65||73||40||19||18||3||101||107|
|Championship: Michigan 2, Western Michigan 3|
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
^ Alaska was retroactively required to forfeit all wins and ties due to player ineligibilities.
|1||Ferris State||2||7||3||3||Western Michigan||6|
|8||Notre Dame||2||4||—||11||Bowling Green||3||4||4||4||Miami||2|
|6||Northern Michigan||4||3||1||5||Michigan State||0||1||—||2||Michigan||2|
|11||Bowling Green||2||5||4||3||Western Michigan||3|
|7||Lake Superior State||4||2||—||7||Lake Superior State||2||2||—|
|8||Notre Dame||1||1||—||11||Bowling Green||2||4||Miami||4|
(3) Western Michigan vs. (4) Miami
|March 16 @ 4:35 pm||Western Michigan||6 - 2||Miami||Joe Louis Arena||Recap|
(2) Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green
|March 16 @ 8:05 pm||Michigan||3 - 2 (OT)||Bowling Green||Joe Louis Arena||Recap|
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