2013 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2013 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 15 and March 23, 2013, at six conference arenas and the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Colorado College Tigers to win their 12th Broadmoor Trophy as the tournament's champions, and was awarded the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The first round of the postseason tournament features a best-of-three games format. All twelve conference teams participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded No. 1 through No. 12 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top six seeded teams each earn home ice and host one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advance to the Xcel Energy 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 are re-seeded No. 1 through No. 6 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top two teams automatically advancing to the semifinals. All Final Five games will be broadcast by Fox Sports North and carried by Root Sports Rocky Mountain and Fox College Sports Central.

Conference Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 St. Cloud State dagger 28 18 9 1 37 94 66 42 25 16 1 141 103
#6 Minnesota dagger 28 16 7 5 37 94 65 40 26 9 5 139 80
#7 North Dakota 28 14 7 7 35 93 71 42 22 13 7 135 103
#12 Wisconsin * 28 13 8 7 33 69 64 42 22 13 7 112 89
#14 Denver 28 14 9 5 33 92 81 39 20 14 5 131 108
#13 Minnesota State 28 16 11 1 33 90 68 41 24 14 3 127 99
Nebraska–Omaha 28 14 12 2 30 92 91 39 19 18 2 127 117
Colorado College 28 11 13 4 26 88 98 42 18 19 5 133 141
Minnesota–Duluth 28 10 13 5 25 75 83 38 14 19 5 99 109
Michigan Tech 28 8 16 4 20 75 92 37 13 20 4 107 116
Bemidji State 28 5 16 7 17 58 87 36 6 22 8 74 110
Alaska–Anchorage 28 2 20 6 10 52 106 36 4 25 7 67 133
Championship: March 23, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First round
March 15–17
Quarterfinals
March 21
Semifinals
March 22
Championship
March 23
                                         
  1  St. Cloud State 6 5   1  St. Cloud State 1  
12  Alaska-Anchorage 1 1 4  Wisconsin 7     4  Wisconsin 4  
  6  Minnesota State 2  
  2  Minnesota 2* 4
11  Bemidji State 1 3
  3  North Dakota 5 1 6     4  Wisconsin 3
10  Michigan Tech 3 2 0     8  Colorado College 2
  4  Wisconsin 3 4
9  Minnesota Duluth 1 1
  5  Denver 5 1 3 2  Minnesota 0
8  Colorado College 3 2 4 3  North Dakota 3     8  Colorado College 2
  8  Colorado College 4*  
  6  Minnesota State 4* 1 3
7  Nebraska-Omaha 3 2 1

Note: * denotes overtime periods

First round[edit]

All times are local.

(1) St. Cloud State vs. (12) Alaska Anchorage[edit]

St. Cloud State wins series 2 - 0


(2) Minnesota vs. (11) Bemidji State[edit]

Minnesota wins series 2–0


(3) North Dakota vs. (10) Michigan Tech[edit]

North Dakota wins series 2 - 1


(4) Wisconsin vs. (9) Minnesota-Duluth[edit]

Wisconsin wins series 2–0


(5) Denver vs. (8) Colorado College[edit]

Colorado College wins series 2 - 1


(6) Minnesota State vs. (7) Nebraska-Omaha[edit]

Minnesota State wins series 2 - 1


Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC−5).

(4) Wisconsin vs. (6) Minnesota State[edit]


(3) North Dakota vs. (8) Colorado College[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC−5).

(1) St. Cloud State vs. (4) Wisconsin[edit]


(2) Minnesota vs. (8) Colorado College[edit]


Championship[edit]

All times are local (UTC−5).

(4) Wisconsin vs. (8) Colorado College[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

* Most Valuable Player(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

External Links[edit]