The 1995 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 36th conference playoff in league history and 43rd season where a WCHA champion was crowned. The tournament was played between March 10 and March 18, 1995. First round games were played at home team campus sites while all 'Final Five' matches were held at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. By winning the tournament, Wisconsin was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The first round of the postseason tournament featured a best-of-three games format. All ten conference teams participated in the tournament and were seeded No. 1 through No. 10 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top five seeded teams each earned home ice and hosted one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advanced to the Civic Center for the WCHA Final Five, the collective name for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams were re-seeded No. 1 through No. 5 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top three teams automatically advancing to the semifinals and the remaining two playing in a quarterfinal game. The semifinal pitted the top remaining seed against the winner of the quarterfinal game while the two other teams that received byes were matched against one another with the winners advancing to the championship game and the losers meeting in a Third Place contest. The Tournament Champion received an automatic bid to the 1995 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

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Colorado College 32 22 9 1 45 155 108 43 30 12 1 213 143
Wisconsin* 32 17 11 4 38 128 112 43 24 15 4 172 152
Denver 32 18 12 2 38 131 115 42 25 15 2 181 147
Minnesota 32 16 11 5 37 121 95 44 25 14 5 169 133
St. Cloud State 32 15 16 1 31 126 113 38 17 20 1 146 139
North Dakota 32 14 15 3 31 120 141 39 18 18 3 151 169
Minnesota-Duluth 32 13 15 4 30 124 127 38 16 18 4 146 146
Michigan Tech 32 12 17 3 27 109 140 39 15 20 4 136 175
Northern Michigan 32 10 19 3 23 110 136 40 13 24 3 142 171
Alaska-Anchorage 32 10 22 0 20 106 142 36 11 25 0 122 169

Bracket[edit | edit source]

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First Round
March 10–12
Quarterfinal
March 16
Semifinals
March 17
Championship
March 18
                                         
  1  Colorado College 11 5   1  Colorado College 5*  
10  Alaska-Anchorage 3 2 4  Minnesota 3     4  Minnesota 4  
  6  North Dakota 2  
  2  Wisconsin 3 5 5
9  Northern Michigan 4 4 1
  3  Denver 5* 5     1  Colorado College 3
8  Michigan Tech 4 2     2  Wisconsin 4*
  4  Minnesota 5* 4
7  Minnesota-Duluth 4 3
Third place
  5  St. Cloud State 2 2 2  Wisconsin 5
6  North Dakota 3 5 3  Denver 4   3  Denver 4
4  Minnesota 5*

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Colorado College vs. (10) Alaska-Anchorage[edit | edit source]

Colorado College won series 2–0


(2) Wisconsin vs. (9) Northern Michigan[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin won series 2–1


(3) Denver vs. (8) Michigan Tech[edit | edit source]

Denver won series 2–0


(4) Minnesota vs. (7) Minnesota-Duluth[edit | edit source]

Minnesota won series 2–0


(5) St. Cloud State vs. (6) North Dakota[edit | edit source]

North Dakota won series 2–0


Quarterfinal[edit | edit source]

(4) Minnesota vs. (6) North Dakota[edit | edit source]


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Colorado College vs. (4) Minnesota[edit | edit source]


(2) Wisconsin vs. (3) Denver[edit | edit source]


Third Place[edit | edit source]

(3) Denver vs. (4) Minnesota[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

(1) Colorado College vs. (2) Wisconsin[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[5][edit | edit source]

* Most Valuable Player(s)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Wisconsin Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  2. "Jeff Sauer Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  4. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  5. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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