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The 1987 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 16th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 6 and March 14, 1987. 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, Michigan State received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

FormatEdit

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 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[4]Edit

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

1986–87 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bowling Green 32 24 6 2 50 181 121 45 33 10 2 238 160
Michigan State* 32 23 8 1 47 163 117 45 33 10 2 231 156
Lake Superior State 32 19 11 2 40 143 130 40 22 16 2 181 168
Illinois-Chicago 32 18 13 1 37 148 118 39 21 17 1 176 154
Western Michigan 32 16 16 0 32 155 144 43 23 20 0 219 187
Ohio State 32 12 19 1 25 132 168 43 19 23 1 188 211
Michigan 32 11 20 1 23 153 174 40 14 25 1 188 220
Ferris State 32 9 23 0 18 114 152 43 16 27 0 157 197
Miami 32 8 24 0 16 127 192 39 8 31 0 151 232
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
March 6–8
Semifinals
March 12
Championship
March 14
                               
  1  Bowling Green 4 5 5 1  Bowling Green 5  
8  Ferris State 6 0 1 6  Ohio State 3  
  2  Michigan State 8* 6
7  Michigan 7 3     1  Bowling Green 3
  2  Michigan State 4*
  3  Lake Superior State 8 2 4
6  Ohio State 5 5 8
Consolation Game
  4  Illinois–Chicago 2 6 1 2  Michigan State 6
5  Western Michigan 3* 4 5 5  Western Michigan 3   5  Western Michigan 4
6  Ohio State 7

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) Bowling Green vs. (8) Ferris StateEdit

Bowling Green won series 2–1


(2) Michigan State vs. (7) MichiganEdit

Michigan State won series 2–0


(3) Lake Superior State vs. (6) Ohio StateEdit

Ohio State won series 2–1


(4) Illinois–Chicago vs. (5) Western MichiganEdit

Western Michigan won series 2–1


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Bowling Green vs. (6) Ohio StateEdit


(2) Michigan State vs. (5) Western MichiganEdit


Consolation GameEdit

(5) Western Michigan vs. (6) Ohio StateEdit


ChampionshipEdit

(1) Bowling Green vs. (2) Michigan StateEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

All-Tournament Team</small>[4]Edit

* Most Valuable Player(s)[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Michigan State Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  2. "Ron Mason 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. 

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