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The 1985 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 26th conference playoff in league history and 33rd season where a WCHA champion was crowned. The tournament was played between March 1 and March 16, 1985. First round and semifinal games were played at home team campus sites while the championship match was held at the Duluth Arena Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota. By winning the tournament, Minnesota-Duluth was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

FormatEdit

All member teams were eligible for the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top four seeded teams each earned home ice and hosted one of the lower seeded teams. As a result of their being the regular season champion, Minnesota-Duluth's home venue, Duluth Arena Auditorium, served as the site for the Championship game regardless of which teams qualified for the penultimate match. Each series were two-game matchups with the team that scored the most goals advancing to the succeeding round. The teams that advanced to the semifinal were re-seeded No. 1 through No. 4 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top remaining seed matched against lowest remaining seed in one semifinal game while the two other semifinalists meeting with the winners advancing to the championship round. The Tournament Champion received an automatic bid to the 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[3]Edit

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

1984–85 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota-Duluth†* 34 25 7 2 52 178 110 48 36 9 3 257 159
Minnesota 34 21 10 3 45 165 113 47 31 13 3 233 163
Wisconsin 34 20 14 0 40 169 152 42 25 17 0 208 183
North Dakota 34 19 14 1 39 155 114 42 24 16 2 202 148
Denver 34 16 15 3 35 152 155 39 19 17 3 178 177
Colorado College 34 15 19 0 30 141 167 38 17 21 0 164 183
Northern Michigan 34 14 20 0 28 148 160 40 19 21 0 179 180
Michigan Tech 34 13 20 1 27 132 148 40 15 24 1 147 178
Championship: Minnesota-Duluth
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[4]Edit

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First Round
March 1–3
Semifinals
March 8–10
Championship
March 15–16
                                 
  1 Minnesota-Duluth 3 5 1 Minnesota-Duluth 4 6  
8 Michigan Tech 2 2 4 North Dakota 4 4  
  2 Minnesota 3 6
7 Northern Michigan 4 4     1 Minnesota-Duluth 4 6
  2 Minnesota 6 2
  3 Wisconsin 2 7
6 Colorado College 1 3
  4 North Dakota 7 8 2 Minnesota 6 8
5 Denver 1 4 3 Wisconsin 0 7  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (8) Michigan TechEdit

Minnesota-Duluth won series 8–4


(2) Minnesota vs. (7) Northern MichiganEdit

Minnesota won series 9–8


(3) Wisconsin vs. (6) Colorado CollegeEdit

Wisconsin won series 9–4


(4) North Dakota vs. (5) DenverEdit

North Dakota won series 15–5


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (4) North DakotaEdit

Minnesota-Duluth won series 10–8


(2) Minnesota vs. (3) WisconsinEdit

Minnesota won series 14–7


ChampionshipEdit

(1) Minnesota-Duluth vs. (2) MinnesotaEdit

Minnesota-Duluth won series 10–8


Tournament awardsEdit

None

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Minnesota-Duluth Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "Mike Sertich Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  4. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 

External linksEdit

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