The 1963 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 4th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 7 and March 9, 1963. All games were played at home team campus sites. By reaching the title game both Denver and North Dakota were invited to participate in the 1963 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

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. In the first round the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds were matched in two-game series where the school that scored the higher number of goals was declared the winner. The winners advanced to the title game which was to be played at the higher remaining seed's home venue.

Conference Standings[3][edit | edit source]

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

1962–63 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 18 12 6 0 .667 77 54 33 23 9 1 156 102
North Dakota 18 11 5 2 .667 76 62 32 22 7 3 162 91
Michigan Tech 20 11 7 2 .600 68 53 29 17 10 2 109 76
Minnesota 20 10 7 3 .575 87 67 29 16 9 4 128 84
Colorado College 16 6 10 0 .375 70 91 23 12 11 0 113 125
Michigan State 16 6 10 0 .375 60 90 23 11 12 0 90 108
Michigan 20 3 14 3 .225 62 89 24 7 14 3 98 96
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[4][edit | edit source]

  First Round
March 7–8
Final
March 9
                       
1 Denver 3 6  
4 Minnesota 0 2  
  1 Denver 5*  
  2 North Dakota 4  
2 North Dakota 2 6
3 Michigan Tech 0 1  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit | edit source]

(1) Denver vs. (4) Minnesota[edit | edit source]

Denver won series 9–2


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) Michigan Tech[edit | edit source]

North Dakota won series 8–1


Final[edit | edit source]

(1) Denver vs. (2) North Dakota[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

None

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Denver Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "Murray Armstrong 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. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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