The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey-only conference based in Farmington Hills, Michigan At the completion of each regular season, it holds the CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament to determine its conference champion. The tournament champions receives the Mason Cup.
The tournament has had a variety of formats over its existence.
The tournament was first hosted at the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri with Ohio State winning the inaugural tournament. Michigan State has won the most CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournaments with eleven; they are tied with Michigan for the most championship game appearances at fifteen. Ron Mason has coached sixteen championship teams, more than any other CCHA coach, and also has the most championship game appearances as coach with twenty. The Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan has hosted the tournament since 1982. The St. Louis Arena hosted the tournament six times, while the BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio and Lakeview Arena in Marquette, Michigan each hosted the championship game twice.
- CCHA Champions. College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2009-03-06.
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