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2013 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

FormatEdit

The first round of the postseason tournament features a best-of-three games format. All twelve conference teams participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded No. 1 through No. 12 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top six seeded teams each earn home ice and host one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advance to the Xcel Energy Center for the WCHA Final Five, the collective name for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams are re-seeded No. 1 through No. 6 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top two teams automatically advancing to the semifinals. All Final Five games will be broadcast by Fox Sports North and carried by Root Sports Rocky Mountain and Fox College Sports Central.

Conference StandingsEdit

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 PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 St. Cloud State   28 18 9 1 37 94 66 42 25 16 1 141 103
#6 Minnesota   28 16 7 5 37 94 65 40 26 9 5 139 80
#7 North Dakota 28 14 7 7 35 93 71 42 22 13 7 135 103
#12 Wisconsin * 28 13 8 7 33 69 64 42 22 13 7 112 89
#14 Denver 28 14 9 5 33 92 81 39 20 14 5 131 108
#13 Minnesota State 28 16 11 1 33 90 68 41 24 14 3 127 99
Nebraska–Omaha 28 14 12 2 30 92 91 39 19 18 2 127 117
Colorado College 28 11 13 4 26 88 98 42 18 19 5 133 141
Minnesota–Duluth 28 10 13 5 25 75 83 38 14 19 5 99 109
Michigan Tech 28 8 16 4 20 75 92 37 13 20 4 107 116
Bemidji State 28 5 16 7 17 58 87 36 6 22 8 74 110
Alaska–Anchorage 28 2 20 6 10 52 106 36 4 25 7 67 133
Championship: March 23, 2013
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013

BracketEdit

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First round
March 15–17
Quarterfinals
March 21
Semifinals
March 22
Championship
March 23
                                         
  1 St. Cloud State 6 5   1 St. Cloud State 1  
12 Alaska-Anchorage 1 1 4 Wisconsin 7     4 Wisconsin 4  
  6 Minnesota State 2  
  2 Minnesota 2* 4
11 Bemidji State 1 3
  3 North Dakota 5 1 6     4 Wisconsin 3
10 Michigan Tech 3 2 0     8 Colorado College 2
  4 Wisconsin 3 4
9 Minnesota Duluth 1 1
  5 Denver 5 1 3 2 Minnesota 0
8 Colorado College 3 2 4 3 North Dakota 3     8 Colorado College 2
  8 Colorado College 4*  
  6 Minnesota State 4* 1 3
7 Nebraska-Omaha 3 2 1

Note: * denotes overtime periods

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

All times are local.

(1) St. Cloud State vs. (12) Alaska AnchorageEdit

St. Cloud State wins series 2 - 0


(2) Minnesota vs. (11) Bemidji StateEdit

Minnesota wins series 2–0


(3) North Dakota vs. (10) Michigan TechEdit

North Dakota wins series 2 - 1


(4) Wisconsin vs. (9) Minnesota-DuluthEdit

Wisconsin wins series 2–0


(5) Denver vs. (8) Colorado CollegeEdit

Colorado College wins series 2 - 1


(6) Minnesota State vs. (7) Nebraska-OmahaEdit

Minnesota State wins series 2 - 1


QuarterfinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC−5).

(4) Wisconsin vs. (6) Minnesota StateEdit


(3) North Dakota vs. (8) Colorado CollegeEdit


SemifinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC−5).

(1) St. Cloud State vs. (4) WisconsinEdit


(2) Minnesota vs. (8) Colorado CollegeEdit


ChampionshipEdit

All times are local (UTC−5).

(4) Wisconsin vs. (8) Colorado CollegeEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

All-Tournament Team[1]Edit

* Most Valuable Player(s)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-06-26.

External linksEdit