The 2011 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament is the 40th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 4 and March 19, 2011 at campus locations and at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Miami Redhawks won the tournament and was awarded the Mason Cup. They will earn the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round the 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 winners 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 the fifth seed play a best-of-three series, with the winners 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 2011 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 Michigan 28 20 7 1 0 61 92 57 39 25 10 4 133 90
#8 Notre Dame 28 18 7 3 2 59 95 69 40 23 12 5 140 109
#6 Miami* 28 16 7 5 2 55 103 58 37 22 9 6 140 80
#12 Western Michigan 28 10 9 9 5 44 77 71 40 19 11 10 112 96
Ferris State 28 12 12 4 4 43 59 62 39 18 16 5 94 86
Northern Michigan 28 12 13 3 0 39 61 87 39 15 19 5 91 117
Alaska 28 10 13 5 3 38 64 66 38 16 17 5 89 91
Lake Superior State 28 8 12 8 5 37 59 78 39 13 17 9 93 115
Ohio State 28 10 14 4 2 36 66 72 37 15 18 4 95 92
Michigan State 28 11 15 2 0 35 65 75 38 15 19 4 98 107
Bowling Green 28 3 21 4 2 15 41 87 41 10 27 4 74 123
Championship: Miami
Conference regular season champion
* Conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  First round
March 4–6
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                             
  1  Michigan 5 4 1  Michigan 2  
8  Lake Superior 4 3 11  Bowling Green 1 1 4  Western Michigan 5  
9  Ohio State 0 2

  4  Western Michigan 1 3 5*
 Bye 5  Ferris State 3 1 4     4  Western Michigan 2
 Bye   3  Miami 5
  3  Miami 4 4
6  Northern Michigan 6 0 1 7  Alaska 1 1
11  Bowling Green 3 2 2** Third place
  2  Notre Dame 3* 3 4 3  Miami 6
7  Alaska 3* 4** 8  Lake Superior 2 4 2 2  Notre Dame 2   1  Michigan 4
10  Michigan State 2 3 2  Notre Dame 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First round[edit | edit source]

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

Bowling Green Wins Series 2-1


(7) Alaska vs. (10) Michigan State[edit | edit source]

Alaska Wins Series 2-0


(8) Lake Superior vs. (9) Ohio State[edit | edit source]

Lake Superior Wins Series 2-0


Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Michigan vs. (11) Bowling Green[edit | edit source]

Michigan Wins Series 2-0


(2) Notre Dame vs. (8) Lake Superior[edit | edit source]

Series Tied 1-1


(3) Miami vs. (7) Alaska[edit | edit source]

Miami (OH) Wins Series 2-0


(4) Western Michigan vs. (5) Ferris State[edit | edit source]

Series Tied 1-1


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

(1) Michigan vs. (4) Western Michigan[edit | edit source]


(2) Notre Dame vs. (3) Miami[edit | edit source]


Third place[edit | edit source]

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


Championship[edit | edit source]

(3) Miami vs. (4) Western Michigan[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

  • G - Cody Reichard, Junior, Miami
  • D - Will Weber, Junior, Miami
  • D - Danny DeKeyser, Freshman, Western Michigan
  • F - Andy Miele, Senior, Miami
  • F - Reilly Smith, Sophomore, Miami
  • F - Dane Walters, Sophomore, Western Michigan[1]

MVP[edit | edit source]

Andy Miele, Senior, Miami[2]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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