The 2014 Big Ten Conference Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the first tournament in conference history, and was played between March 20 and March 22, 2014 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[1] The winner of the tournament was the Wisconsin Badgers, who earned the Big Ten's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

All six Big Ten teams participated in the tournament, which was a single-elimination format. Teams were seeded No. 1 through No. 6 according to the final regular season conference standings. In the quarterfinals on Thursday, No. 3 played No. 6 and No. 4 played No. 5. On Friday, No. 2 played the winner of the first game and No. 1 played the winner of the second game (the teams were not reseeded). The two semifinal winners played each other on Saturday in the final.[2]

Conference Standings[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Minnesotadagger 20 14 3 3 0 45 59 37 36 25 5 6 125 72
#4 Wisconsin* 20 13 6 1 0 40 63 46 34 22 10 2 111 85
#15 Michigan 20 10 8 2 1 33 68 59 34 18 12 4 106 87
#20 Ohio State 20 6 9 5 4 27 53 55 34 16 13 5 109 93
Michigan State 20 5 9 6 4 25 42 55 35 11 17 7 78 91
Penn State 20 3 16 1 0 10 42 75 34 7 25 2 77 126
Championship: Wisconsin
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals
March 20
    Semifinals
March 21
    Championship
March 22
                           
        2 Wisconsin 2  
  3 Michigan 1     6 Penn State 1    
  6 Penn State 2**         2 Wisconsin 5*
      4 Ohio State 4
        1 Minnesota 1    
  4 Ohio State 2*     4 Ohio State 3  
  5 Michigan State 1  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC−5).

(3) Michigan vs. (6) Penn State[edit | edit source]


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


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC−5).

(2) Wisconsin vs. (6) Penn State[edit | edit source]


(1) Minnesota vs. (4) Ohio State[edit | edit source]


Championship[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC−5).

(2) Wisconsin vs. (4) Ohio State[edit | edit source]


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

Most Outstanding Player[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2014 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. BigTen.org. Big Ten Conference. Archived from the original on December 15, 2013. Retrieved on March 25, 2014.
  2. Jovenitti, Tony. "Big Ten Tournament Preview", March 19, 2014. Retrieved on March 25, 2014. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. 
  3. 2014 All-Tournament Team. BigTen.org. Big Ten Conference (March 22, 2014). Retrieved on March 22, 2015.

External links[edit | edit source]

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