The 2001 CHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament (also known as the 2001 CHA Final Five) was played between March 8 and March 10, 2001 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Wayne State defeated Alabama-Huntsville 4–1 in the championship game to win the 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 10, 2001.

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
Alabama-Huntsville 20 15 4 1 31 78 49 34 21 12 1 115 87
Niagara 20 10 7 3 23 59 52 38 14 19 5 97 105
Wayne State* 20 8 9 3 19 59 68 35 18 14 3 114 104
Air Force 20 8 10 2 18 57 63 27 10 15 2 66 92
Findlay 19 6 9 4 18 51 61 37 16 17 4 114 109
Bemidji State 19 4 12 3 11 51 62 34 4 26 4 77 133
Championship: Wayne State
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 8, 2000

Semifinals

March 9, 2000

Championship

March 10, 2000

                           
   
  1  Alabama-Huntsville 7  
    4  Air Force 0  
4  Air Force 2
  5  Findlay 1  
    1  Alabama-Huntsville 1
  3  Wayne State 4
     
   
2  Niagara 2 Third place
    3  Wayne State 3*  
  2  Niagara 2
  4  Air Force 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Star team[edit | edit source]

MVP[edit | edit source]

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