2012 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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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. 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[edit]

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[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 SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Ferris Statedagger 28 16 7 5 1 54 80 62 43 26 12 5 124 94
#7 Michigan 28 15 9 4 1 50 85 60 41 24 13 4 132 89
#14 Western Michigan* 28 14 10 4 4 50 72 61 41 21 14 6 114 92
#8 Miami (OH) 28 15 11 2 1 48 74 55 41 24 15 2 122 86
#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
Ohio State 28 11 12 5 1 39 74 79 35 15 15 5 91 92
Alaska 28 8 16 4 2 30 63 76 36 12 20 4 84 94
Bowling Green 28 5 19 4 3 22 40 88 44 14 25 5 85 129
Championship: Michigan 2, Western Michigan 3
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  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 (OH) 2  
9  Ohio State 0 2
  4  Miami (OH) 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 St. 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 (OH) 4
  11  Bowling Green 1


Semifinals[edit]

(3) Western Michigan vs. (4) Miami[edit]


(2) Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green[edit]


Third place[edit]

(4) Miami vs. (11) Bowling Green[edit]


Championship[edit]

(2) Michigan vs. (3) Western Michigan[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  2. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

External links[edit]