|1970 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 12–14, 1970|
|Finals site|| Duluth Arena Auditorium|
|Champions|| Michigan Tech† (5th title)|
Wisconsin‡ (1st title)
|Winning coach|| John MacInnes (5th title)|
Bob Johnson (1st title)
| WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1970 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 11th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 12 and March 14, 1970. All East Regional games were played at the Duluth Arena Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota 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‡, Wisconsin, were invited to participate in the 1970 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
The top eight teams in the WCHA, according to their final conference standings, were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 8. The eight teams were then divided into two separate groups by placing all even-numbered seeds in one group (2, 4, 6, 8) and the odd-numbered seeds (1, 3, 5, 7) in the other group. Using the location of the top seeds in each of the groups, the odd-numbered group (containing Minnesota) was placed in the east region which was held at the Duluth Arena Auditorium while the odd-numbered grouping (containing Denver) was placed in the west region which was held at the DU Arena. Once each regional group was set the teams were reseeded No. 1 to No. 4 according to their final conference standings. Because Minnesota-Duluth was placed in the West Region despite their building hosting the East Region they were swapped with the equivalent seed (Michigan State) in the East Region to allow them to play in their home venue. In the first 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.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PCT = Winning Percentage; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|1969–70 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings|
|Championship: Michigan Tech, Wisconsin|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Minnesota vs. (4) Minnesota-DuluthEdit
|March 12||Minnesota||3 – 2||OT||Minnesota-Duluth||Duluth Arena Auditorium|
(2) Michigan Tech vs. (3) North DakotaEdit
|March 13||Michigan Tech||5 – 3||North Dakota||Duluth Arena Auditorium|
(1) Minnesota vs. (2) Michigan TechEdit
|March 14||Minnesota||5 – 6||Michigan Tech||Duluth Arena Auditorium|
(1) Denver vs. (4) Michigan StateEdit
|March 12||Denver||6 – 2||Michigan State||DU Arena|
(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) MichiganEdit
|March 13||Wisconsin||2 – 1||Michigan||DU Arena|
(1) Denver vs. (2) WisconsinEdit
|March 14||Denver||2 – 3||Wisconsin||DU Arena|
- ↑ "Michigan Tech Men's Team Histor". Retrieved on 2014-06-01.
- ↑ "Wisconsin Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01.
- ↑ "John MacInnes Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01.
- ↑ "Bob Johnson Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01.
- ↑ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01.
- ↑ "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01.
- 1969–70 WCHA Standings
- 1969–70 NCAA Standings
- 2013–14 Denver Pioneers Media Guide[dead link]
- 2013–14 Michigan Wolverines Media Guide; Through the Years
- 2013–14 Michigan State Spartans Media Guide; Section 5
- 2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers Media Guide
- 2012–13 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Media Guide
- 2013–14 North Dakota Hockey Media Guide
- 2003–04 Wisconsin Badgers Media Guide
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|Conference||ECAC - WCHA|
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