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The 1989 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 18th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 3 and March 11, 1989. 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 1989 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 1989 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

1988–89 CCHA standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State†* 32 25 6 1 51 188 95 47 37 9 1 277 150
Lake Superior State 32 19 7 6 44 128 90 46 29 11 6 186 129
Illinois-Chicago 32 18 10 4 40 132 120 42 23 14 5 178 154
Michigan 32 17 11 4 38 137 118 41 22 15 4 177 154
Bowling Green 32 15 14 3 33 131 125 47 26 18 3 202 171
Western Michigan 32 9 17 6 24 121 145 43 14 23 6 182 200
Ferris State 32 9 18 5 23 99 144 40 12 22 6 126 171
Ohio State 32 7 20 5 19 106 160 40 9 26 5 141 215
Miami 32 8 24 0 16 125 170 38 11 27 0 158 198
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
March 3–5
Semifinals
March 9
Championship
March 11
                               
  1  Michigan State 9 11 1  Michigan State 3  
8  Ohio State 5 4 5  Bowling Green 2  
  2  Lake Superior State 5 3
7  Ferris State 0 0     1  Michigan State 4
  2  Lake Superior State 1
  3  Illinois–Chicago 8 4 6
6  Western Michigan 4 6 2
Consolation Game
  4  Michigan 4 4 2 2  Lake Superior State 6
5  Bowling Green 6 1 3*** 3  Illinois–Chicago 3   3  Illinois–Chicago 3
5  Bowling Green 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Ohio StateEdit

Michigan State won series 2–0


(2) Lake Superior State vs. (7) Ferris StateEdit

Lake Superior State won series 2–0


(3) Illinois–Chicago vs. (6) Western MichiganEdit

Illinois–Chicago won series 2–1


(4) Michigan vs. (5) Bowling GreenEdit

Bowling Green won series 2–1


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (5) Bowling GreenEdit


(2) Lake Superior State vs. (3) Illinois–ChicagoEdit


Consolation GameEdit

(3) Illinois–Chicago vs. (5) Bowling GreenEdit


ChampionshipEdit

(1) Michigan State vs. (2) Lake Superior 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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