The 2009 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 38th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 6 and March 21, 2009 at campus locations and at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Notre Dame won their second CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and Mason Cup and received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round, the fifth and twelfth, sixth and eleventh, seventh and tenth, and eighth and ninth seeds as determined by the final regular season standings play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. There, the first seed and lowest ranked first round winner, the second seed and second lowest ranked first round winner, the third seed and second highest ranked first round winner, and the fourth seed and highest ranked first round winner play a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winner advancing to the championship game and the loser advancing to the third place game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season 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 SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Notre Dame†* 28 21 4 3 3 48 95 52 40 31 6 3 135 69
#5 Michigan 28 20 8 0 0 40 98 51 41 29 12 0 145 84
#2 Miami (OH) 28 17 7 4 2 40 89 57 41 23 13 5 128 89
Alaska 28 13 10 5 3 34 54 51 39 17 16 6 74 68
Ohio State 28 13 11 4 3 33 87 85 42 23 15 4 143 119
Northern Michigan 28 11 12 5 3 30 72 73 41 19 17 5 111 103
Western Michigan 28 9 13 6 2 26 75 86 41 14 20 7 111 130
Nebraska-Omaha 28 8 13 7 3 26 62 76 40 15 17 8 98 103
Ferris State 28 9 14 5 2 25 58 68 38 12 19 7 90 105
Lake Superior State 28 7 15 6 1 21 73 86 39 11 20 8 110 115
Michigan State 28 7 17 4 3 21 43 85 38 10 23 5 62 118
Bowling Green 28 8 19 1 0 17 60 96 38 11 24 3 89 131
Championship: Notre Dame
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  First round
March 6–8
Quarterfinals
March 13–15
Semifinals
March 20
Championship
March 21
                                             
  1  Notre Dame 5 1 1  Notre Dame 2  
5  Ohio State 5 7 8  Nebraska-Omaha 0 0 6  Northern Michigan 1  
12  Bowling Green 4 1
  2  Michigan 5 6
6  Northern Michigan 5 8 7  Western Michigan 2 1     1  Notre Dame 5
11  Michigan State 3 2   2  Michigan 2
  3  Miami (OH) 3 2 1
7  Western Michigan 3 4** 3 6  Northern Michigan 2 3* 3
10  Lake Superior State 6 3 1 Third place
  4  Alaska 4 2 1 2  Michigan 3
8  Nebraska-Omaha 3 5 5  Ohio State 0 4 0 4  Alaska 1   4  Alaska 0
9  Ferris State 0 2 6  Northern Michigan 2


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round[edit | edit source]

(5) Ohio State vs. (12) Bowling Green[edit | edit source]

Ohio State won series 2–0


(6) Northern Michigan vs. (11) Michigan State[edit | edit source]

Northern Michigan won series 2–0


(7) Western Michigan vs. (10) Lake Superior State[edit | edit source]

Western Michigan won series 2–1


(8) Nebraska-Omaha vs. (9) Ferris State[edit | edit source]

Nebraska-Omaha won series 2–0


Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Notre Dame vs. (8) Nebraska-Omaha[edit | edit source]

Notre Dame won series 2–0


(2) Michigan vs. (7) Western Michigan[edit | edit source]

Michigan won series 2–0


(3) Miami (OH) vs. (6) Northern Michigan[edit | edit source]

Northern Michigan won series 2–1


(4) Alaska vs. (5) Ohio State[edit | edit source]

Alaska won series 2–1


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Notre Dame vs. (6) Northern Michigan[edit | edit source]


(2) Michigan vs. (4) Alaska[edit | edit source]


Third place[edit | edit source]

(4) Alaska vs. (6) Northern Michigan[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

(1) Notre Dame vs. (2) Michigan[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

MVP[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weston, Paula C.. "Notre Dame tops Michigan for CCHA crown", U.S. College Hockey Online, 2009-03-21. Retrieved on 2009-03-22. Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. 

External links[edit | edit source]


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