1975 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1975 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 16th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 3 and March 9, 1975. All games were played at home team campus sites, including each of the two regional final series. By winning the regional tournaments, both Michigan Tech and Minnesota were invited to participate in the 1975 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Though not official designations, Michigan Tech is considered as the East Regional Champion† and Minnesota as the West Regional Champion‡.

Format[edit]

The top eight teams in the WCHA, according to their final conference standings, were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 8. 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 were matched in two-game series where the school that scored the higher number of goals was declared the winner. 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 competed in an additional two-game, total goal series with the winners of each being declared as co-conference champions.

Conference Standings[5][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
Minnesota†* 32 24 8 0 48 146 102 42 31 10 1 187 133
Michigan Tech* 32 22 10 0 44 181 108 42 32 10 0 243 136
Colorado College 32 21 11 0 42 165 136 39 23 16 0 196 170
Wisconsin 32 19 11 2 40 138 121 38 24 12 2 174 143
Michigan State 32 19 12 1 39 157 136 40 22 17 1 191 175
Michigan 32 17 15 0 34 158 140 40 22 17 1 192 167
Notre Dame 32 10 19 3 23 115 158 38 13 22 3 141 187
Minnesota-Duluth 32 9 20 3 21 141 166 38 10 24 4 158 192
Denver 32 9 22 1 19 116 175 36 12 23 1 138 190
North Dakota 32 4 26 2 10 98 173 36 6 28 2 115 192
Championship: Michigan Tech, Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[6][edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First Round
March 3–5
Second Round
March 6–9
                                 
1 Minnesota 6 4  
8 Minnesota-Duluth 0 2 1 Minnesota 3 5
6 Michigan 3 2
  2 Michigan Tech 2 6
7 Notre Dame 0 3  
  3 Colorado College 3 8
6 Michigan 4 9 2 Michigan Tech 6 9
5 Michigan State 4 4
  4 Wisconsin 5 4
5 Michigan State 4 7

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit]

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

Minnesota won series 10–2


(2) Michigan Tech vs. (7) Notre Dame[edit]

Michigan Tech won series 8–3


(3) Colorado College vs. (6) Michigan[edit]

Michigan won series 13–11


(4) Wisconsin vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State won series 11–9


Second Round[edit]

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

Minnesota won series 8–5


(2) Michigan Tech vs. (5) Michigan State[edit]

Michigan Tech won series 15–8


Tournament awards[edit]

None

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan Tech Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  3. ^ "John MacInnes Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Herb Brooks Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  5. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 113-128" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  6. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 

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