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The 1972 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the first CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 3 and March 4, 1972 at St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri. Ohio State won the inaugural tournament, defeating Saint Louis 3–0 in the championship game.


Conference standings[]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

1971–72 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standingsv •d •e
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Ohio State†* 12 8 4 0 16 44 35 29 24 5 0 154 71
Saint Louis 12 7 3 2 16 64 49 33 15 15 3 194 156
Bowling Green 12 6 4 2 14 60 48 33 21 10 2 172 123
Ohio 12 1 11 0 2 34 70 24 7 17 0 97 132
Championship: Ohio State

† indicates conference regular season champion

  • indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[]

Semifinals

March 3, 1972

Championship

March 4, 1972

1 Ohio State 7
4 Ohio 1
1 Ohio State 3
2 Saint Louis 0
2 Saint Louis 6*
3 Bowling Green 5 Third place
3 Bowling Green 7*
4 Ohio 6

Semifinals[]

(1) Ohio State vs. (4) Ohio[]


(2) Saint Louis vs. (3) Bowling Green[]


Third place[]

(3) Bowling Green vs. (4) Ohio[]


Championship[]

(1) Ohio State vs. (2) Saint Louis[]


Tournament Awards[]

All-Tournament Team[]

  • Goaltender: Bill McKenzie (Ohio State)
  • Defensemen: Roger Archer (Bowling Green), Jim Witherspoon (Ohio State)
  • Forwards: Mike Bartley (Bowling Green), John Nestic (Saint Louis), Jerry Welsh (Ohio State)[1]

MVP[]

  • Bill McKenzie (Ohio State)[1]