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The 1969 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 10th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 6 and March 8, 1969. All East Regional games were played at the Weinberg Coliseum in Ann Arbor, Michigan while West Regional games were held at the DU Arena in Denver, Colorado. By winning the regional tournaments, both the East Regional Champion†, Michigan Tech, and West Regional Champion‡, Denver, were invited to participate in the 1969 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

FormatEdit

All member teams in the WCHA were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to the final conference standings. The eight teams were then divided into two separate groups by placing all three teams from Michigan in the east region, held at the Weinberg Coliseum, and all teams west of Minnesota were placed in the west region, held at the DU Arena. The remaining two Minnesota-based universities were divided so that Minnesota went into the east region and Minnesota-Duluth went into the west region. Once each regional group was set the teams were reseeded No. 1 to No. 4 according to their final conference standings. In the Second round the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds in each region were matched in a single game with the winners advancing to their regional final games. The winners of the two championship games 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

1968–69 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech Huskies†* 20 14 5 1 .725 86 56 32 21 9 2 144 95
Denver Pioneers* 20 14 6 0 .700 94 50 32 26 6 0 160 71
North Dakota Fighting Sioux 22 15 7 0 .682 97 89 29 18 10 1 130 125
Michigan Wolverines 18 10 8 0 .556 75 63 28 16 12 0 124 101
Minnesota Golden Gophers 22 11 9 2 .545 74 60 29 13 13 3 113 96
Michigan State Spartans 18 7 10 1 .417 51 57 28 11 16 1 91 123
Colorado College Tigers 18 4 14 0 .222 47 94 28 12 16 0 105 121
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 22 3 19 0 .136 64 119 29 6 23 0 91 147
Championship: Michigan Tech, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[6]Edit

  Regional Semifinals
March 6–7
Regional Finals
March 8
                                     
E1 Michigan Tech 4  
E4 Michigan State 2  
  E1 Michigan Tech 7  
East Regional
  E2 Michigan 4  
E2 Michigan 8
E3 Minnesota 4  
W1 Denver 4  
W4 Minnesota-Duluth 1  
  W1 Denver 3  
West Regional
  W3 Colorado College 1  
W2 North Dakota 4
W3 Colorado College 5  
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Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

East RegionalEdit

SemifinalsEdit

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


(2) Michigan vs. (3) MinnesotaEdit


FinalsEdit

(1) Michigan Tech vs. (2) MichiganEdit


West RegionalEdit

SemifinalsEdit

(1) Denver vs. (4) Minnesota-DuluthEdit


(2) North Dakota vs. (3) Colorado CollegeEdit


FinalsEdit

(1) Denver vs. (3) Colorado CollegeEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan Tech Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "Denver Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "John MacInnes 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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