1988 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1988 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 17th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 12, 1988. First round games were played at campus sites, while 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Bowling Green received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The team that finished below eighth place in the standings was not eligible for postseason play. In the quarterfinals, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the remaining highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winners advancing to the finals. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[4][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
Lake Superior State 32 22 4 6 50 163 97 46 33 7 6 233 139
Bowling Green* 32 19 11 2 40 190 144 45 30 13 2 258 188
Michigan State 32 18 11 3 39 151 123 46 27 16 3 222 173
Western Michigan 32 17 12 3 37 152 136 42 22 17 3 208 184
Michigan 32 17 15 0 34 140 131 41 22 19 0 176 171
Illinois-Chicago 32 14 17 1 29 137 138 39 18 20 1 170 169
Ferris State 32 11 17 4 26 118 165 40 15 20 5 155 198
Ohio State 32 7 21 4 18 116 178 40 10 24 6 138 209
Miami 32 7 24 1 15 113 168 38 12 25 1 145 187
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 4–6
Semifinals
March 10
Championship
March 12
                               
  1 Lake Superior State 6 4 1 Lake Superior State 5*  
8 Ohio State 2 1 4 Western Michigan 4  
  2 Bowling Green 5**** 6
7 Ferris State 4 3     1 Lake Superior State 3
  2 Bowling Green 5
  3 Michigan State 9 6
6 Illinois–Chicago 4 3
Consolation Game
  4 Western Michigan 4 4 10 2 Bowling Green 6
5 Michigan 5 3 0 3 Michigan State 4   3 Michigan State 9
4 Western Michigan 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit]

(1) Lake Superior State vs. (8) Ohio State[edit]

Lake Superior State won series 2–0


(2) Bowling Green vs. (7) Ferris State[edit]

Bowling Green won series 2–0


(3) Michigan State vs. (6) Illinois–Chicago[edit]

Michigan State won series 2–0


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

Western Michigan won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Lake Superior State vs. (4) Western Michigan[edit]


(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Michigan State[edit]


Consolation Game[edit]

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


Championship[edit]

(1) Lake Superior State vs. (2) Bowling Green[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[4][edit]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowling Green Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. ^ "Jerry York Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. ^ "CCHA Tournament MVP". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  4. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  5. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

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