The 1986 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 15th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 7 and March 15, 1986. First round games were played at campus sites, while 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Western Michigan received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The team that finished below eighth place in the standings was not eligible for postseason play. In the quarterfinals, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the remaining highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winners advancing to the finals. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[4][edit | edit source]

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

1985–86 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State 32 23 7 2 48 177 124 45 34 9 2 245 161
Bowling Green 32 23 9 0 46 179 129 42 28 14 0 218 164
Western Michigan* 32 23 9 0 46 189 138 44 32 12 0 256 177
Lake Superior State 32 17 14 1 35 133 124 43 24 18 1 170 153
Ohio State 32 16 15 1 33 157 177 43 23 19 1 219 203
Ferris State 32 13 17 2 28 152 174 38 17 19 2 191 202
Illinois-Chicago 32 12 20 0 24 137 161 40 14 25 1 164 197
Michigan 32 10 22 0 20 151 184 38 12 26 0 182 222
Miami 32 3 27 2 8 113 177 38 8 28 2 158 201
Championship: Western Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals
March 7–9
Semifinals
March 13
Championship
March 15
                               
  1  Michigan State 4 5 1  Michigan State 3  
8  Michigan 3 2 4  Lake Superior State 2  
  2  Bowling Green 7 2*
7  Illinois–Chicago 2 1     1  Michigan State 1
  3  Western Michigan 3
  3  Western Michigan 4 12
6  Ferris State 3 2
Consolation Game
  4  Lake Superior State 3 1 3* 2  Bowling Green 3
5  Ohio State 1 4 2 3  Western Michigan 4*   2  Bowling Green 3
4  Lake Superior State 0

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First Round[edit | edit source]

(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Michigan[edit | edit source]

Michigan State won series 2–0


(2) Bowling Green vs. (7) Illinois–Chicago[edit | edit source]

Bowling Green won series 2–0


(3) Western Michigan vs. (6) Ferris State[edit | edit source]

Western Michigan won series 2–0


(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Ohio State[edit | edit source]

Lake Superior State won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Michigan State vs. (4) Lake Superior State[edit | edit source]


(2) Bowling Green vs. (3) Western Michigan[edit | edit source]


Consolation Game[edit | edit source]

(2) Bowling Green vs. (4) Lake Superior State[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

(1) Michigan State vs. (3) Western Michigan[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[4][edit | edit source]

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Western Michigan Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  2. "Bill Wilkinson Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  3. "CCHA Tournament MVP", eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide", ISSUU.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  5. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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