2019 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2019 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 8 and March 23, 2019 on campus locations. By winning the tournament, Minnesota State was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

FormatEdit

The first two rounds of the postseason tournament featured a best-of-three games format. The top eight conference teams participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standings, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The higher seeded teams each earned home ice and host one of the lower seeded teams. (teams will NOT be re-seeded with each proceeding round).[1]

The final was a single game held at the campus site of the highest remaining seed.

StandingsEdit

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T 3/SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Minnesota State †* 28 22 5 1 1 68 99 43 42 32 8 2 147 76
Northern Michigan 28 18 8 2 0 56 82 57 39 21 16 2 104 96
#13 Bowling Green 28 16 8 4 3 55 77 52 41 25 11 5 133 75
Lake Superior State 28 16 10 2 0 50 91 69 38 23 13 2 123 93
Bemidji State 28 13 11 4 2 45 71 63 38 15 17 6 95 94
Michigan Tech 28 13 12 3 1 43 68 63 38 14 20 4 90 101
Alaska 28 12 14 2 2 40 57 81 36 12 21 3 72 114
Alabama–Huntsville 28 8 18 2 2 28 61 93 38 8 28 2 67 129
Ferris State 28 7 18 3 0 24 68 96 36 10 23 3 90 123
Alaska Anchorage 28 2 23 3 2 11 29 86 34 3 28 3 40 115
Championship: March 23, 2019
  indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup)
* indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
March 8–9
Semifinals
March 15–16
Championship
March 23
                                     
1 Minnesota State 3 4  
8 Alabama–Huntsville 1 1  
  1 Minnesota State 2 2  
 
  4 Lake Superior 1 0  
4 Lake Superior 4 3
5 Bemidji State 2 1  
  1 Minnesota State 3*
  3 Bowling Green 2
3 Bowling Green 3 6  
6 Michigan Tech 2 2  
  2 Northern Michigan 1 1
 
  3 Bowling Green 6 2**  
2 Northern Michigan 5** 4
7 Alaska 4 3  

Note: * denotes overtime periods

ResultsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota State vs. (8) Alabama–HuntsvilleEdit

Minnesota State wins series 2–0


(2) Northern Michigan vs. (7) AlaskaEdit

Northern Michigan wins series 2–0


(3) Bowling Green vs. (6) Michigan TechEdit

Bowling Green wins series 2-0


(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Bemidji StateEdit

Lake Superior State wins series 2–0


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota State vs. (4) Lake Superior StateEdit

Minnesota State wins series 2–0


(2) Northern Michigan vs. (3) Bowling GreenEdit

Bowling Green wins series 2–0


ChampionshipEdit

(1) Minnesota State vs. (3) Bowling GreenEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

Most Outstanding PlayerEdit

Nick Rivera (Minnesota State)

ReferencesEdit