2000 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2000 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 41st conference playoff in league history and 47th season where a WCHA champion was crowned. The 2000 tournament played between March 10 and March 18, 2000 at five conference arenas and the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By winning the tournament, North Dakota was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The first round of the postseason tournament featured a best-of-three games format. All ten conference schools participated in the tournament with teams seeded No. 1 through No. 10 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top five seeded teams each earned home ice and hosted one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advanced to the Target Center for the WCHA Final Five, the collective name for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams were re-seeded No. 1 through No. 5 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top three teams automatically advancing to the semifinals.

Conference Standings[edit]

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
#5 Wisconsin 28 23 5 0 46 112 70 41 31 9 1 166 109
#1 North Dakota* 28 17 6 5 39 113 61 44 31 8 5 192 97
#12 St. Cloud State 28 16 9 3 35 105 66 40 23 14 3 156 103
#15 Minnesota State-Mankato 28 15 10 3 33 90 82 39 21 14 4 126 117
Colorado College 28 14 11 3 31 88 69 39 18 18 3 126 102
#14 Minnesota 28 13 13 2 28 95 84 41 20 19 2 148 133
Alaska-Anchorage 28 11 14 3 25 65 87 36 15 18 3 85 104
Minnesota-Duluth 28 10 18 0 20 59 114 37 15 22 0 93 146
Denver 28 9 18 1 19 92 97 41 16 23 2 132 136
Michigan Tech 28 2 26 0 4 47 136 38 4 34 0 68 183
Championship: North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First round[2]
March 10–12, 2000
Quarterfinal[3]
March 16, 2000
Semifinals
March 17, 2000
Championship
March 18, 2000
                                         
  1  Wisconsin 4 9   1  Wisconsin 5  
10  Michigan Tech 0 4 4  Minnesota State-Mankato 4     6  Minnesota 3  
  6  Minnesota 6  
  2  North Dakota 4 1 9
9  Denver 0 2 4
  3  St. Cloud State 4 3 7     1  Wisconsin 3
8  Minnesota-Duluth 5 0 3     2  North Dakota 5
  4  Minnesota State-Mankato 2* 3
7  Alaska-Anchorage 1 2
Third place
  5  Colorado College 2 2 2  North Dakota 7
6  Minnesota 4 3* 3  St. Cloud State 3   3  St. Cloud State 6
6  Minnesota 4


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (10) Michigan Tech[edit]

Wisconsin won series 2–0


(2) North Dakota vs. (9) Denver[edit]

North Dakota won series 2–1


(3) St. Cloud State vs. (8) Minnesota-Duluth[edit]

St. Cloud State won series 2–1


(4) Minnesota State-Mankato vs. (7) Alaska-Anchorage[edit]

Minnesota State won series 2–0


(5) Colorado College vs. (6) Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota won series 2–0


Quarterfinal[edit]

(4) Minnesota State-Mankato vs. (6) Minnesota[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (6) Minnesota[edit]


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) St. Cloud State[edit]


Third Place[edit]

(3) St. Cloud State vs. (6) Minnesota[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Wisconsin vs. (2) North Dakota[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[18][edit]

* Most Valuable Player(s)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Dakota Men's Team History". Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ "WCHA men's Hockey 1999-00 Week 24". USCHO.com. 2000-03-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ "WCHA men's Hockey 1999-00 Week 25". USCHO.com. 2000-03-18. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Wisconsin 4, Michigan Tech 0". USCHO.com. 2000-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Wisconsin 9, Michigan Tech 4". USCHO.com. 2000-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "North Dakota 4, Denver 0". USCHO.com. 2000-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Denver 2, North Dakota 1". USCHO.com. 2000-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  8. ^ "North Dakota 9, Denver 4". USCHO.com. 2000-03-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Minnesota-Duluth 5, St. Cloud State 4". USCHO.com. 2000-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  10. ^ "St. Cloud State 3, Minnesota-Duluth 0". USCHO.com. 2000-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  11. ^ "St. Cloud State 7, Minnesota-Duluth 3". USCHO.com. 2000-03-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  12. ^ "Minnesota 4, Colorado College 0". USCHO.com. 2000-03-10. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  13. ^ "Minnesota 3, Colorado College 2". USCHO.com. 2000-03-11. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  14. ^ "Wisconsin 5, Minnesota 3". USCHO.com. 2000-03-17. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  15. ^ "North Dakota 7, St. Cloud State 3". USCHO.com. 2000-03-17. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  16. ^ "St. Cloud State 6, Minnesota 4". USCHO.com. 2000-03-18. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  17. ^ "North Dakota 5, Wisconsin 3". USCHO.com. 2000-03-18. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  18. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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