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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]
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