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This is the 1972-73 Western Collegiate Hockey Association season.  This was the league's fourteenth season.

The league standings were suposed to be based on points, however, not all teams played the same number of games and winning percentage was used to determine standings.

StandingsEdit

Team                        GP  W  L T Pct   P GF GA
Denver Pioneers             28 20  8 0 .714 52  -  -
Notre Dame Fighting Irish   28 19  9 0 .679 48  -  -
Wisconsin Badgers           28 18  9 1 .661 47  -  -
Michigan State Spartans     26 16  9 1 .635 47  -  -
Michigan Tech Huskies       26 16 10 0 .615 44  -  -
Minnesota Golden Gophers    28 12 13 3 .482 35  -  -
North Dakota Fighting Sioux 30 13 15 2 .467 32  -  -
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs   28 13 15 0 .464 30  -  -  
Colorado College Tigers     28  5 23 0 .179 14  -  -
Michigan Wolverines         30  4 25 1 .150 11  -  -

Post SeasonEdit

Denver Pioneers and Wisconsin were tournament co-champions.

First RoundEdit

  • Denver defeated Minnesota-Duluth 9 goals to 6 (5-4, 4-2)
  • Notre Dame defeated North Dakota 13 goals to 3 (5-0, 8-3)
  • Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 14 goals to 10 (8-4, 6-4)
  • Michigan Tech defeated Michigan State 8 goals to 5 (7-1, 1-3)

Second RoundEdit

  • Denver defeated Michigan Tech 7 goals to 3 (3-3, 4-0)
  • Wisconsin defeated Notre Dame 8 goals to 7 (4-4, 4-3)

NCAA TournamentEdit

National SemifinalsEdit

Third Place GameEdit

  • Wisconsin defeated Denver, 4 to 2

note: After the tournament it was determined by the NCAA Committee on Infractions that the Denver Pioneers violated rules and their participation in the tournament was vacated.

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