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The 1962 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 3rd conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 1 and March 3, 1962. All games were played at the Weinberg Coliseum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. By reaching the title game both Michigan Tech and Michigan were invited to participate in the 1962 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

FormatEdit

The top four teams in the WCHA, based upon the conference regular season standings, were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 4. The entire tournament consisted of single-elimination games. In the first round the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds were matched with winners advanced to the championship game and the losers playing in a third place game.

Conference Standings[3]Edit

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PCT = Winning Percentage; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

1961–62 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech†* 20 17 3 0 .850 101 58 32 29 3 0 188 80
Michigan 18 15 3 0 .833 95 48 27 22 5 0 150 76
Denver 18 11 7 0 .611 83 71 30 17 11 2 144 111
Michigan State 16 6 9 1 .406 57 71 25 13 11 1 98 94
North Dakota 18 7 11 0 .389 62 71 26 9 17 0 96 123
Minnesota 16 5 10 1 .344 69 61 21 9 10 2 95 73
Colorado College 18 0 18 0 .000 56 143 23 0 23 0 74 181
Championship: Michigan Tech
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[4]Edit

  First Round Championship
                     
1 Michigan Tech 5  
4 Michigan State 1  
  1 Michigan Tech 6  
  2 Michigan 4  
2 Michigan 8
3 Denver 4     Third Place Game
  3 Denver 3
  4 Michigan State 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

SemifinalsEdit

(1) Michigan Tech vs. (4) Michigan StateEdit


(2) Michigan vs. (3) DenverEdit


Third Place GameEdit

(1) Denver vs. (2) Michigan StateEdit


Championship GameEdit

(1) Michigan Tech vs. (2) MichiganEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan Tech Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "John MacInnes Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  4. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  5. "Tech Beats Wolverines in Playoffs", The Michigan Daily, March 4, 1962. Retrieved on February 9, 2019. 

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