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2005 CCHA Tournament

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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:

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)
#1 Michigan 101
#12 Notre Dame 10
Value City Arena - Columbus, OH Game 1 Game 2 (ot) Game 3 (ot)
#2 Ohio State 405
#11 Ferris State 214
Berry Events Center - Marquette, MI Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
#3 Northern Michigan 144
#10 Western Michigan 221
Qwest Center Omaha - Omaha, NE Game 1 Game 2 (ot)
#4 Nebraska-Omaha 44
#9 Lake Superior 33
BGSU Ice Arena - Bowling Green, OH Game 1 Game 2
#5 Bowling Green 33
#8 Alaska-Fairbanks 66
Munn Ice Arena - East Lansing, MI Game 1 Game 2 (ot)
#6 Michigan State 25
#7 Miami 14

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.

Play-in RoundEdit

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 2103
#8 Alaska-Fairbanks 2226
Play-in Game #2 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#4 Nebraska-Omaha 0000
#6 Michigan State 2215

Semifinal RoundEdit

The #1 seed takes on the lower advancing seed from the play-in round. The #2 takes on the higher advancing seed.

Semifinal #1 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Michigan 0213
#8 Alaska-Fairbanks 0011
Semifinal #2 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Ohio State 1124
#6 Michigan State 1001


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 0112
#8 Alaska-Fairbanks 1203

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
#1 Michigan 1124
#2 Ohio State 0202

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

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