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The 1974 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 15th conference playoff in league history. The tournament was played between March 5 and March 10, 1974. All games were played at home team campus sites, including each of the two regional final series. By winning the regional tournaments, both Michigan Tech and Minnesota were invited to participate in the 1974 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Though not official designations, Michigan Tech is considered as the East Regional Champion† and Minnesota as the West Regional Champion‡.

FormatEdit

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. 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 were matched in two-game series where the school that scored the higher number of goals was declared the winner. 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 competed in an additional two-game, total goal series with the winners of each being declared as co-conference champions.

Conference Standings[5]Edit

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

1973–74 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech†* 28 20 6 2 42 155 95 40 28 9 3 218 135
Minnesota* 28 14 9 5 33 125 100 39 22 11 6 171 143
Denver 28 15 11 2 32 126 122 38 22 13 3 171 156
Michigan State 28 15 12 1 31 150 140 38 23 14 1 207 177
Wisconsin 28 12 11 5 29 124 105 36 18 13 5 170 141
Minnesota-Duluth 28 13 14 1 27 113 126 38 21 16 1 167 155
Michigan 28 12 15 1 25 107 131 36 18 17 1 147 162
Notre Dame 28 11 16 1 23 125 121 36 14 20 2 159 154
Colorado College 28 10 16 2 22 120 138 32 13 17 2 155 157
North Dakota 28 8 20 0 16 80 147 34 10 23 1 103 169
Championship: Michigan Tech, Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[6]Edit

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First Round
March 5-6
Second Round
March 8-10
                                 
1 Michigan Tech 4 2  
8 Notre Dame 2 2 1 Michigan Tech 6 6
4 Michigan State 8 2
  2 Minnesota 5 5
7 Michigan 1 4  
  3 Denver 3 5
6 Minnesota-Duluth 2 2 2 Minnesota 3 2
3 Denver 3 1
  4 Michigan State 4 3
5 Wisconsin 1 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) Michigan Tech vs. (8) Notre DameEdit

Michigan Tech won series 6–4


(2) Minnesota vs. (7) MichiganEdit

Minnesota won series 10–5


(3) Denver vs. (6) Minnesota-DuluthEdit

Denver won series 8–4


(4) Michigan State vs. (5) WisconsinEdit

Michigan State won series 7–5


Second RoundEdit

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

Michigan Tech won series 12–10


(2) Minnesota vs. (3) DenverEdit

Minnesota won series 5–4


Tournament awardsEdit

None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan Tech Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "Minnesota Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "John MacInnes Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  4. "Herb Brooks Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  5. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  6. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 

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