2010 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2010 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 12 and March 20, 2010 at five conference arenas and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. North Dakota received the Broadmoor Trophy as the tournament's champions, and was awarded the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2010 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 ten conference teams participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded No. 1 through No. 10 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top five seeded teams each earned home ice and host one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advanced to the Xcel Energy Center for the WCHA Final Five, the collective name for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five used 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.

Conference standings[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
#4 Denver 28 19 5 4 42 92 65 41 27 10 4 133 99
#2 Wisconsin 28 17 8 3 37 109 76 43 28 11 4 171 111
#5 St. Cloud State 28 15 9 4 34 90 77 43 24 14 5 138 122
Minnesota–Duluth 28 16 11 1 33 90 77 40 22 17 1 126 109
#7 North Dakota* 28 15 10 3 33 89 61 43 25 13 5 140 91
Colorado College 28 12 13 3 27 88 85 39 19 17 3 123 113
Minnesota 28 12 14 2 26 80 76 39 18 19 2 106 110
Minnesota State 28 9 17 2 20 75 92 39 16 20 3 110 112
Alaska–Anchorage 28 9 17 2 20 66 106 36 11 23 2 87 141
Michigan Tech 28 4 24 0 8 59 118 36 5 30 1 74 148
Championship: North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First round
March 12–14
Quarterfinal
March 18
Semifinals
March 19
Championship
March 20
                                         
  1  Denver 2 4   1  Denver 3  
10  Michigan Tech 1 2 5  Minnesota-Duluth 0     4  North Dakota 4  
  4  North Dakota 2  
  2  Wisconsin 4 7
9  Alaska Anchorage 1 2
  3  St. Cloud State 4 3 3*     4  North Dakota 5
8  Minnesota State 5* 2 2     3  St. Cloud State 3
  4  North Dakota 6 2 4
7  Minnesota 0 3 1
Third place
  5  Minnesota-Duluth 3* 3 4 2  Wisconsin 0
6  Colorado College 2 5 0 3  St. Cloud State 2   2  Wisconsin 6
1  Denver 3

Note: * denotes overtime periods

First round[edit]

(1) Denver vs. (10) Michigan Tech[edit]

Denver wins series 2–0


(2) Wisconsin vs. (9) Alaska-Anchorage[edit]

Wisconsin wins series 2–0


(3) St. Cloud State vs. (8) Minnesota State[edit]

St. Cloud State wins series 2-1


(4) North Dakota vs. (7) Minnesota[edit]

North Dakota wins series 2-1


(5) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (6) Colorado College[edit]

Minnesota-Duluth wins series 2-1


Quarterfinal[edit]

(4) North Dakota vs. (5) Minnesota-Duluth[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Denver vs. (4) North Dakota[edit]


(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) St. Cloud State[edit]


Third place[edit]

(2) Wisconsin vs. (1) Denver[edit]


Championship[edit]

(3) St. Cloud State vs. (4) North Dakota[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[1][edit]

MVP[edit]

Evan Trupp, (North Dakota)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

External links[edit]