The 2005 CCHA Tournament took place between March 11, 2005 and March 19, 2005.
The regular season champions were the Michigan Wolverines.
The tournament seeds were:
- 1. Michigan
- 2. Ohio State
- 3. Northern Michigan
- 4. Nebraska-Omaha
- 5. Bowling Green
- 6. Michigan State
- 7. Miami
- 8. Alaska-Fairbanks
- 9. Lake Superior
- 10. Western Michigan
- 11. Ferris State
- 12. Notre Dame
First Round Edit
The first round took place between March 11 and March 13 at the home rinks of the higher seeds in a best-of-three series.
|Yost Ice Arena - Ann Arbor, MI||Game 1||Game 2 (ot)|
|#12 Notre Dame||1||0|
|Value City Arena - Columbus, OH||Game 1||Game 2 (ot)||Game 3 (ot)|
|#2 Ohio State||4||0||5|
|#11 Ferris State||2||1||4|
|Berry Events Center - Marquette, MI||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3|
|#3 Northern Michigan||1||4||4|
|#10 Western Michigan||2||2||1|
|Qwest Center Omaha - Omaha, NE||Game 1||Game 2 (ot)|
|#9 Lake Superior||3||3|
|BGSU Ice Arena - Bowling Green, OH||Game 1||Game 2|
|#5 Bowling Green||3||3|
|Munn Ice Arena - East Lansing, MI||Game 1||Game 2 (ot)|
|#6 Michigan State||2||5|
CCHA Super Six Edit
The six first round winners advanced to the CCHA Super Six at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The teams were reseeded, and the two highest remaining seeds recieved byes to the semifinal round.
The four lowest remaining seeds took part in the Play-in Round on March 17. The #3 seed played the #6 seed, and the #4 seed played the #5 seed.
|Play-in Game #1||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|#3 Northern Michigan||2||1||0||3|
|Play-in Game #2||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|#6 Michigan State||2||2||1||5|
The #1 seed takes on the lower advancing seed from the play-in round. The #2 takes on the higher advancing seed.
|#2 Ohio State||1||1||2||4|
|#6 Michigan State||1||0||0||1|
The semifinal losers, Michigan State and Alaska-Fairbanks, met in the Third Place game.
|CCHA Third Place Game||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|#6 Michigan State||0||1||1||2|
16,891 watched bitter rivals Michigan and Ohio State meet in the CCHA Championship game. Milan Gajic scored twice for the Wolverines, but it was Jeff Tambellini's strange third period goal which went in off an Ohio State player that was ultimately the game winner. Michigan added an empty-net goal with one second remaining to ice the game and its third CCHA championship in four years, its seventh overall. Michigan was awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
|CCHA Championship Game||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|#2 Ohio State||0||2||0||2|
Michigan and Ohio State went on to represent the CCHA at the NCAA Tournament.
All-Tournament Team Edit
- G Wylie Rogers, Alaska-Fairbanks
- D Sean Collins, Ohio State
- D Brandon Rogers, Michigan
- F Jeff Tambellini, Michigan
- F Tom Fritsche, Ohio State
- F Ryan McLeod, Alaska-Fairbanks
MVP: F Jeff Tambellini, Michigan