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The 1967 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 8th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 7 and March 11, 1967. All games were played at home team campus sites. By being declared as co-champions, both Michigan State and North Dakota were invited to participate in the 1967 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Though not official designations, Michigan State is considered as the East Regional Champion† and North Dakota as the West Regional Champion‡.

FormatEdit

All eight teams in the WCHA were eligible for the tournament. In the first round the schools were matched up based upon regional location, having the schools closest to one another play a single game with the winners advancing to the second round. The two Colorado schools (Colorado College and Denver) met in one match, leaving North Dakota to play their closest geographic rival Minnesota. With the Gophers occupied Minnesota-Duluth's next closest opponent was Michigan Tech, leaving Michigan and Michigan State as the pair in the final First Round game. Because each of these teams had met under the same circumstances the previous year the home venue that wasn't used the first time was utilized for this tournament, resulting in two higher-seeded teams playing on the road. After the first round the two eastern-most remaining teams met in the home venues of Michigan Tech (Dee Stadium) while the two western-most schools met at Denver's home building (DU Arena). In the second round the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds were matched with the winners being declared as co-conference tournament champions.

Conference Standings[5]Edit

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

1966–67 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota†* 22 16 6 0 .727 84 70 29 19 10 0 106 92
Denver 16 11 5 0 .688 75 47 30 22 8 0 153 89
Michigan Tech 22 14 7 1 .659 96 61 30 18 11 1 125 84
Michigan 18 11 6 1 .639 82 68 28 19 7 2 150 98
Michigan State* 20 8 11 1 .425 72 81 32 16 15 1 119 121
Minnesota-Duluth 23 8 15 0 .348 90 114 28 12 16 0 124 125
Colorado College 18 6 12 0 .333 55 86 29 15 13 1 122 116
Minnesota 23 5 17 1 .239 88 115 29 9 19 1 134 138
Championship: Michigan State, North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[6]Edit

Eastern Teams advanced to one final while western teams advanced to the other

  First Round
March 7-9
Second Round
March 11
                             
1 North Dakota 7  
8 Minnesota 2 1 North Dakota 3
2 Denver 2
  2 Denver 6
7 Colorado College 3  
  3 Michigan Tech 6
6 Minnesota-Duluth 4 3 Michigan Tech 1
5 Michigan State 2*
  4 Michigan 2
5 Michigan State 4
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Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) North Dakota vs. (8) MinnesotaEdit


(2) Denver vs. (7) Colorado CollegeEdit


(3) Michigan Tech vs. (6) Minnesota-DuluthEdit


(4) Michigan vs. (5) Michigan StateEdit


Second RoundEdit

(1) North Dakota vs. (2) DenverEdit


(3) Michigan Tech vs. (5) Michigan StateEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan State Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "North Dakota Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "Amo Bessone Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  4. "Bill Selman Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  5. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  6. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 

External linksEdit


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