|1997 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|
|Dates||March 7–15, 1997|
|Finals site|| Joe Louis Arena|
|Champions||Michigan (3rd title)|
|Winning coach||Red Berenson (3rd title)|
|MVP||Brendan Morrison (Michigan)|
| CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments
The 1997 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 26th CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. It was played between March 7 and March 15, 1997. Opening round games were played at campus sites, while all 'final four' games were played at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. By winning the tournament, Michigan received the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's automatic bid to the 1997 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
The tournament featured three rounds of play. The two teams that finish below eighth place in the standings were not eligible for postseason play. In the quarterfinals, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played a best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the remaining highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play a single-game, with the winners advancing to the finals. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 1997 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
|Lake Superior State||27||15||8||4||34||106||98||38||19||14||5||154||142|
† indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
|4||Lake Superior State||3||4||–||2||Miami||3|
|5||Bowling Green||5||8||–||3||Michigan State||4*|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
(1) Michigan vs. (8) Alaska–FairbanksEdit
|Michigan State||8 – 1||Ferris State||Yost Ice Arena|
|Michigan State||11 – 0||Ferris State||Yost Ice Arena|
|Michigan won series 2–0|
(2) Miami vs. (7) Ohio StateEdit
|Miami||4 – 1||Ohio State||Goggin Ice Arena|
|Miami||4 – 2||Ohio State||Goggin Ice Arena|
|Miami won series 2–0|
(3) Michigan State vs. (6) Western MichiganEdit
|Michigan State||4 – 1||Western Michigan||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State||3 – 1||Western Michigan||Munn Ice Arena|
|Michigan State won series 2–0|
(4) Lake Superior State vs. (5) Bowling GreenEdit
|Lake Superior State||3 – 5||Bowling Green||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Lake Superior State||4 – 8||Bowling Green||Taffy Abel Arena|
|Bowling Green won series 2–0|
(1) Michigan vs. (5) Bowling GreenEdit
|March 13||Michigan||7 – 2||Bowling Green||Joe Louis Arena|
(2) Miami vs. (3) Michigan StateEdit
|March 13||Miami||3 – 4||OT||Michigan State||Joe Louis Arena|
(1) Michigan vs. (3) Michigan StateEdit
|March 21||Michigan||3 – 1||Michigan State||Joe Louis Arena|
- F Mike Watt (Michigan State)
- F Jason Botterill (Michigan)
- F Brendan Morrison* (Michigan)
- D Mike Weaver (Michigan State)
- D Chris Bogas (Michigan State)
- G Chad Alban (Michigan State)
- ↑ "Michigan Men's Team History". Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "Red Berenson Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "CCHA Tournament MVP", eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide", ISSUU.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
- ↑ "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved on 2014-04-23.
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