2014 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2014 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 13 and March 22, 2014, at four conference arenas and the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Minnesota State was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The first round of the postseason tournament features a best-of-three games format. The top eight or ten conference teams participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top four seeded teams each earn home ice and host one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advance to the Van Andel Arena for the WCHA Final Five, a holdover from previous tournaments where it was used as the collective name of the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams are re-seeded No. 1 through No. 4 according to the final regular season conference standings.[1]

Conference Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Ferris Statedagger 28 20 6 2 42 92 62 43 29 11 3 138 94
#11 Minnesota State* 28 20 7 1 41 95 58 41 26 14 1 130 95
Alaska 28 14 12 2 30 97 77 37 18 15 4 126 103
Bowling Green 28 13 11 4 30 89 73 39 18 15 6 119 104
Michigan Tech 28 12 11 5 29 78 78 40 14 19 7 99 108
Alaska–Anchorage 28 12 12 4 28 74 77 38 18 16 4 105 107
Northern Michigan 28 13 14 1 27 77 75 38 15 21 2 102 108
Bemidji State 28 10 14 4 24 72 76 38 10 21 7 92 118
Lake Superior State 28 12 16 0 24 70 84 36 16 19 1 94 114
Alabama–Huntsville 28 2 25 1 5 30 114 38 2 35 1 41 166
Championship: Minnesota State
dagger indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014

Bracket[edit]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First round
March 13–15
Semifinals
March 21
Championship
March 22
                               
  1 Ferris State 8 3** 1 Ferris State 5*  
8 Bemidji State 0 2 6 Alaska–Anchorage 4  
  2 Minnesota State 3 5*
7 Northern Michigan 2 4     1 Ferris State 1
  2 Minnesota State 4
  3 Alaska 3* 1 4
6 Alaska–Anchorage 2 2 5
  4 Bowling Green 2 5 2 Minnesota State 4
5 Michigan Tech 1 2 4 Bowling Green 0  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

First round[edit]

All times are local.

(1) Ferris State vs. (8) Bemidji State[edit]

Ferris State wins series 2–0


(2) Minnesota State vs. (7) Northern Michigan[edit]

Minnesota State wins series 2–0


(3) Alaska vs. (6) Alaska–Anchorage[edit]

Alaska–Anchorage wins series 2–1


(4) Bowling Green vs. (5) Michigan Tech[edit]

Bowling Green wins series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC−4).

(2) Minnesota State vs. (4) Bowling Green[edit]


(1) Ferris State vs. (6) Alaska–Anchorage[edit]


Championship[edit]

All times are local (UTC−4).

(1) Ferris State vs. (2) Minnesota State[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[2][edit]

* Most Valuable Player(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCHA First Round Playoffs Get Underway Thursday; Best-of-Three Series Set for March 13–16". WCHA. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Minnesota State returns to the NCAA tournament after beating Ferris State for WCHA title". WCHA. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-06-26.

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