1968 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
|1968 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 5–9, 1968|
|Finals site||Dee Stadium|
|Champions||North Dakota† (2nd title)|
Denver‡ (6th title)
|Winning coach||Bill Selman (2nd title)|
Murray Armstrong (6th title)
WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1968 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 9th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 5 and March 9, 1968. All games were played at home team campus sites. By being declared as co-champions, both North Dakota and Denver were invited to participate in the 1968 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
Though not official designations, North Dakota is considered as the East Regional Champion† and Denver as the West Regional Champion‡.
- 1 Format
- 2 Bracket
- 3 Tournament awards
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
All eight teams in the WCHA were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standings. In the first round the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third and sixth seeds and the fourth and fifth seeds played a single game with the winners advancing to the second round. After the first round the remaining teams were reseeded No. 1 through No. 4 according to their final conference standings and advanced to the second round. In the second round the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds were matched in two-game series where the school that scored the higher number of goals was declared the winner. The victors of the second round series were declared as co-conference tournament champions.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PCT = Winning Percentage; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|Championship: North Dakota, Denver|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Teams are reseeded after the first round
|6||Michigan State||2||2||Michigan Tech||0||2|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Denver vs. (8) Minnesota-Duluth
|March 5||Denver||11 – 4||Minnesota-Duluth||DU Arena|
(2) Michigan Tech vs. (7) Colorado College
|March 5||Michigan Tech||5 – 2||Colorado College||Dee Stadium|
(3) North Dakota vs. (6) Michigan State
|March 5||North Dakota||5 – 2||Michigan State||Winter Sports Building|
(4) Michigan vs. (5) Minnesota
|March 5||Michigan||3 – 5||Minnesota||Weinberg Coliseum|
(1) Denver vs. (5) Minnesota
|March 8||Denver||9 – 0||Minnesota||DU Arena|
|March 9||Denver||7 – 3||Minnesota||DU Arena|
|Denver won series 16–3|
(2) Michigan Tech vs. (3) North Dakota
|March 8||Michigan Tech||0 – 0||North Dakota||Dee Stadium|
|March 9||Michigan Tech||2 – 3||North Dakota||Dee Stadium|
|North Dakota won series 2–3|
- "North Dakota Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- "Denver Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- "Bill Selman Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- "Murray Armstrong Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 97-112" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- 1967–68 WCHA Standings
- 1967–68 NCAA Standings
- 2013–14 Colorado College Tigers Media Guide
- 2013–14 Denver Pioneers Media Guide[permanent dead link]
- 2013–14 Michigan Wolverines Media Guide; Through the Years
- 2013–14 Michigan State Spartans Media Guide; Section 5
- 2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers Media Guide
- 2012–13 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Media Guide
- 2013–14 North Dakota Hockey Media Guide