1993 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 1993 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 34th conference playoff in league history and 41st season where a WCHA champion was crowned. The tournament was played between March 12 and March 20, 1993. First round games were played at home team campus sites while all 'Final Five' matches were held at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. By winning the tournament, Minnesota was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the 1993 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The first round of the postseason tournament featured a best-of-three games format. All nine conference teams participated in the tournament as did Alaska-Anchorage which was slated to join the WCHA as a full member the following year. Teams were seeded No. 1 through No. 9 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated while Alaska-Anchorage was seeded tenth. The top five seeded teams each earned home ice and hosted one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advanced to the Civic 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 were re-seeded No. 1 through No. 5 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top three teams automatically advancing to the semifinals and the remaining two playing in a quarterfinal game. The semifinal pitted the top remaining seed against the winner of the quarterfinal game while the two other teams that received byes were matched against one another with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers meeting in a Third Place contest. The Tournament Champion received an automatic bid to the 1993 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
Minnesota-Duluth 32 21 9 2 44 161 118 40 27 11 2 202 142
Wisconsin 32 18 11 3 39 138 107 42 24 15 3 192 146
Minnesota* 32 16 9 7 39 128 123 42 22 12 8 167 155
Michigan Tech 32 15 12 5 35 134 116 37 17 15 5 151 134
Northern Michigan 32 15 13 5 34 135 122 43 21 18 4 178 161
Denver 32 15 15 2 32 122 138 38 19 17 2 143 156
St. Cloud State 32 14 16 2 30 121 123 36 15 18 3 143 141
North Dakota 32 11 20 1 23 118 146 38 12 25 1 138 173
Colorado College 32 6 26 0 12 110 174 36 8 28 0 134 195
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First Round
March 12–13
Quarterfinal
March 18
Semifinals
March 19
Championship
March 20
                                         
  1 Minnesota-Duluth 7 4   1 Minnesota-Duluth 2  
10 Alaska-Anchorage 2 0 4 Michigan Tech 3     5 Northern Michigan 6  
  5 Northern Michigan 4  
  2 Wisconsin 6 10
9 Colorado College 3 3
  3 Minnesota 6 5*     3 Minnesota 5
8 North Dakota 4 4     5 Northern Michigan 3
  4 Michigan Tech 3 6
7 St. Cloud State 1 5
Third place
  5 Northern Michigan 5 7 2 Wisconsin 2
6 Denver 3 0 3 Minnesota 3*   1 Minnesota-Duluth 7
2 Wisconsin 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (10) Alaska-Anchorage[edit]

Minnesota-Duluth won series 2–0


(2) Wisconsin vs. (9) Colorado College[edit]

Wisconsin won series 2–0


(3) Minnesota vs. (8) North Dakota[edit]

Minnesota won series 2–0


(4) Michigan Tech vs. (7) St. Cloud State[edit]

Michigan Tech won series 2–0


(5) Northern Michigan vs. (6) Denver[edit]

Northern Michigan won series 2–0


Quarterfinal[edit]

(4) Michigan Tech vs. (5) Northern Michigan[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (5) Northern Michigan[edit]


(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) Minnesota[edit]


Third Place[edit]

(1) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (2) Wisconsin[edit]


Championship[edit]

(3) Minnesota vs. (5) Northern Michigan[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[5][edit]

MVP[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Men's Team History". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  2. ^ "Doug Woog Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  3. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  4. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 113-128" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
  5. ^ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-01.

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