The 2000 CHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament (also known as the 2000 CHA Final Five) was played between March 10 and March 12, 2000 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Niagara defeated Alabama-Huntsville 3–2 in the championship game to win the inaugural tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament featured three rounds of play. The top five teams in the regular season conference standings advanced to the tournament. In the first round, the fourth and fifth ranked seeds, Air Force and Findlay, played for entry into the semifinals, to which the top three seeds received byes. The winners of the two semifinal games then played for the championship on March 12, 2000.

Conference Standings[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
#13 Niagara†* 17 15 0 2 32 86 18 42 30 8 4 165 65
Alabama-Huntsville 18 12 5 1 25 73 46 31 17 10 4 121 86
Bemidji State 17 8 8 1 17 63 69 34 13 20 1 107 155
Air Force 16 6 10 0 12 44 50 39 19 18 2 131 125
Findlay 18 4 14 0 8 38 101 31 9 22 0 79 146
Army 10 1 9 0 2 21 41 32 13 17 2 102 95
Championship: Niagara
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinal

March 10, 2000

Semifinals

March 11, 2000

Championship

March 12, 2000

                           
   
  1  Niagara 9  
    4  Air Force 1  
4  Air Force 4
  5  Findlay 1  
    1  Niagara 3
  2  Alabama-Huntsville 2
     
   
2  Alabama-Huntsville 10 Third place
    3  Bemidji State 4  
  3  Bemidji State 5*
  4  Air Force 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Star team[edit | edit source]

MVP[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]


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