1968 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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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‡.

Format[edit]

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.

Conference Standings[5][edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PCT = Winning Percentage; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 18 15 3 0 .833 84 32 34 28 5 1 183 65
Michigan Tech 20 15 5 0 .750 76 47 32 22 9 1 131 82
North Dakota* 22 13 8 1 .614 78 57 33 20 10 3 113 80
Michigan 18 11 7 0 .611 83 60 27 18 9 0 152 84
Minnesota 22 13 9 0 .591 98 71 31 19 12 0 132 109
Michigan State 20 6 13 1 .325 57 82 29 11 16 2 92 111
Colorado College 20 4 16 0 .200 40 106 29 9 20 0 84 108
Minnesota-Duluth 24 4 20 0 .167 54 109 28 5 23 0 71 144
Championship: North Dakota, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[6][edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First Round
March 5
Second Round
March 8-9
                               
1 Denver 11  
8 Minnesota-Duluth 4 1 Denver 9 7
5 Minnesota 0 3
  2 Michigan Tech 5
7 Colorado College 2  
  3 North Dakota 5
6 Michigan State 2 2 Michigan Tech 0 2
3 North Dakota 0 3
  4 Michigan 3
5 Minnesota 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit]

(1) Denver vs. (8) Minnesota-Duluth[edit]


(2) Michigan Tech vs. (7) Colorado College[edit]


(3) North Dakota vs. (6) Michigan State[edit]


(4) Michigan vs. (5) Minnesota[edit]


Second Round[edit]

(1) Denver vs. (5) Minnesota[edit]

Denver won series 16–3


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

North Dakota won series 2–3


Tournament awards[edit]

None

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Dakota Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  2. ^ "Denver Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  3. ^ "Bill Selman Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  4. ^ "Murray Armstrong Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  5. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 97-112" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  6. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01.

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