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The 1968 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 9th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 5 and March 9, 1968. All games were played at home team campus sites. By being declared as co-champions, both North Dakota and Denver were invited to participate in the 1968 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

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

FormatEdit

All eight teams in the WCHA were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standings. In the first round the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third and sixth seeds and the fourth and fifth seeds played a single game with the winners advancing to the second round. After the first round the remaining teams were reseeded No. 1 through No. 4 according to their final conference standings and advanced to the second round. In the second 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 victors of the second round series were 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

1967–68 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 18 15 3 0 .833 84 32 34 28 5 1 183 65
Michigan Tech 20 15 5 0 .750 76 47 32 22 9 1 131 82
North Dakota* 22 13 8 1 .614 78 57 33 20 10 3 113 80
Michigan 18 11 7 0 .611 83 60 27 18 9 0 152 84
Minnesota 22 13 9 0 .591 98 71 31 19 12 0 132 109
Michigan State 20 6 13 1 .325 57 82 29 11 16 2 92 111
Colorado College 20 4 16 0 .200 40 106 29 9 20 0 84 108
Minnesota-Duluth 24 4 20 0 .167 54 109 28 5 23 0 71 144
Championship: North Dakota, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[6]Edit

Teams are reseeded after the first round Template:8TeamBracket-NCAA8 Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) Denver vs. (8) Minnesota-DuluthEdit


(2) Michigan Tech vs. (7) Colorado CollegeEdit


(3) North Dakota vs. (6) Michigan StateEdit


(4) Michigan vs. (5) MinnesotaEdit


Second RoundEdit

(1) Denver vs. (5) MinnesotaEdit

Denver won series 16–3


(2) Michigan Tech vs. (3) North DakotaEdit

North Dakota won series 2–3


Tournament awardsEdit

None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "North Dakota Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "Denver Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "Bill Selman Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  4. "Murray Armstrong 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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