The 1977 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the sixth CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 12, 1977. All games were played at St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, the home venue of the St. Louis Billikens. By winning the tournament, Bowling Green received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's first invitation to play in the NCAA Division I Tournament, a first round game created to allow entrance for the CCHA.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament featured two rounds of play. Only the top four teams in the conference standings were eligible for postseason play. Each of the two rounds were structured so that the two teams facing one another would play two games and the winner would be decided by the goal differential totals of the combined scores. In the semifinal the first and fourth seeds and the second and third seeds were matched as opponents. The victorious teams would then compete in the finals for the conference championship. The tournament champion was invited to play in a first round game in the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[3][edit | edit source]

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

1976–77 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Saint Louis 16 13 2 1 27 89 52 39 27 11 1 197 128
Bowling Green* 16 10 6 0 20 94 52 39 28 11 0 209 113
Ohio State 16 8 7 1 17 64 74 38 17 20 1 160 178
Western Michigan 16 5 11 0 10 52 79 37 17 19 1 179 180
Lake Superior State 16 3 13 0 6 56 98 33 10 23 0 139 197
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Semifinals
March 4–5
Championship
March 11–12
                     
  1 St. Louis 3 11  
  4 Western Michigan 2 4    
      1 St. Louis 0 4
      2 Bowling Green 4 1
  2 Bowling Green 5 4    
  3 Ohio State 2 1  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) St. Louis vs. (4) Western Michigan[edit | edit source]

St. Louis won series 14-6


(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Ohio State[edit | edit source]

Bowling Green won series 9-3


Championship[edit | edit source]

(1) St. Louis vs. (2) Bowling Green[edit | edit source]

Bowling Green won series 5-4


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

MVP[4][edit | edit source]

  • None

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bowling Green Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  2. "Ron Mason Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  3. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide", ISSUU.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  4. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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