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The 2007 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 48th conference playoff in league history and 53rd season where a WCHA champion was crowned. The 2007 tournament was played between March 9 and March 17, 2007, at five conference arenas and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. By winning the tournament, Minnesota was awarded the Broadmoor Trophy and received the WCHA's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

FormatEdit

The first round of the postseason tournament featured a best-of-three games format. All ten conference schools participated in the tournament with teams seeded No. 1 through No. 10 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top five seeded teams each earned home ice and hosted one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advanced to the Xcel Energy Center for the WCHA Final Five, the collective name for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams were re-seeded No. 1 through No. 5 according to the final regular season conference standings, with the top three teams automatically advancing to the semifinals.

Conference StandingsEdit

Note: PTS = Points; GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 Minnesota†* 28 18 7 3 39 91 67 44 31 10 3 139 89
#8 St. Cloud State 28 14 7 7 35 89 70 40 22 11 7 127 99
#3 North Dakota 28 13 10 5 31 93 75 43 24 14 5 153 116
#15 Denver 28 13 11 4 30 73 73 40 21 15 4 107 95
Colorado College 28 13 12 3 29 79 74 39 18 17 4 111 98
Michigan Tech 28 11 12 5 27 69 64 40 18 17 5 90 87
Wisconsin 28 12 13 3 27 59 53 41 19 18 4 93 83
Minnesota State 28 10 13 5 25 81 99 38 13 19 6 106 132
Minnesota–Duluth 28 8 16 4 20 64 84 39 13 21 5 103 121
Alaska–Anchorage 28 8 19 1 17 62 101 37 13 21 3 90 124
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

BracketEdit

Teams are reseeded after the first round

  First round[2]
March 9–11
Quarterfinal[3]
March 15
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 17
                                         
  1  Minnesota 6 1 3   1  Minnesota 4  
10  Alaska-Anchorage 2 2* 1 6  Michigan Tech 0     7  Wisconsin 2  
  7  Wisconsin 4  
  2  St. Cloud State 1 3* 3***
9  Minnesota-Duluth 3 2 2
  3  North Dakota 5 2     1  Minnesota 3*
8  Minnesota State 2 1     3  North Dakota 2
  4  Denver 2 1
7  Wisconsin 3 2
Third Place
  5  Colorado College 1 2 0 2  St. Cloud State 2
6  Michigan Tech 2* 1 1 3  North Dakota 6   2  St. Cloud State 2
7  Wisconsin 4*

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

First RoundEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (10) Alaska-AnchorageEdit

Minnesota won series 2–1


(2) St. Cloud State vs. (9) Minnesota-DuluthEdit

St. Cloud State won series 2–1


(3) North Dakota vs. (8) Minnesota StateEdit

North Dakota won series 2–0


(4) Denver vs. (7) WisconsinEdit

Wisconsin won series 2–0


(5) Colorado College vs. (6) Michigan TechEdit

Michigan Tech won series 2–1


QuarterfinalEdit

(6) Michigan Tech vs. (7) WisconsinEdit


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (7) WisconsinEdit


(2) St. Cloud State vs. (3) North DakotaEdit


Third PlaceEdit

(2) St. Cloud State vs. (7) WisconsinEdit


ChampionshipEdit

(1) Minnesota vs. (3) North DakotaEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

All-Tournament Team[22]Edit

* Most Valuable Player(s)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Don Lucia Year-by-Year Coaching Record". Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  2. "WCHA men's Hockey 2006-07 Week 24", USCHO.com, 2007-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  3. "WCHA men's Hockey 2006-07 Week 25", USCHO.com, 2007-03-17. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  4. "Minnesota 6, Alaska-Anchorage 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  5. "Alaska-Anchorage 2, Minnesota 1", USCHO.com, 2007-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  6. "Minnesota 6, Alaska-Anchorage 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  7. "Minnesota-Duluth 3, St. Cloud State 1", USCHO.com, 2007-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  8. "St. Cloud State 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  9. "St. Cloud State 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  10. "North Dakota 5, Minnesota State 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  11. "Minnesota 5, Minnesota State 3", USCHO.com, 2007-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  12. "Wisconsin 3, Denver 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  13. "Wisconsin 2, Denver 1", USCHO.com, 2007-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  14. "Michigan Tech 2, Colorado College 1", USCHO.com, 2007-03-09. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  15. "Colorado College 2, Michigan Tech 0", USCHO.com, 2007-03-10. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  16. "Michigan Tech 1, Colorado College 0", USCHO.com, 2007-03-11. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  17. "Wisconsin 4, Michigan Tech 0", USCHO.com, 2007-03-15. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  18. "Minnesota 4, Wisconsin 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-16. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  19. "North Dakota 6, St. Cloud State 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-16. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  20. "Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud State 3", USCHO.com, 2007-03-17. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  21. "Minnesota 3, North Dakota 2", USCHO.com, 2007-03-17. Retrieved on 2013-07-16. 
  22. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 129-144", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 

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