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2015 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey TournamentDescription : The 2015 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament will be played between March 13 and March 21, 2015, at four conference arenas and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.The first round of the postseason tournament features a best-of-three games format. The top eight or ten conference teams participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated.... Page:2

2015 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament
2015 WCHA Final Five logo.gif
DatesMarch 13–21, 2015
Teams8
Finals siteXcel Energy Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
ChampionsMinnesota State (2nd title)
Winning coachMike Hastings (2nd title)
MVPBrad McClure (Minnesota State)
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The 2015 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament will be played between March 13 and March 21, 2015, at four conference arenas and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Format

The first round of the postseason tournament features a best-of-three games format. The top eight or ten conference teams participate in the tournament. Teams are seeded No. 1 through No. 8 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top four seeded teams each earn home ice and host one of the lower seeded teams.

The winners of the first round series advance to the Xcel Energy Center for the WCHA Final Five, a holdover from previous tournaments where it was used as the collective name of the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. The Final Five uses a single-elimination format. Teams are re-seeded No. 1 through No. 4 according to the final regular season conference standings.

Conference Standings

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

2014–15 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
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Conference recordOverall record
GPWLTPTSGFGAGPWLTGFGA
#2 Minnesota State dagger28214345984735257312269
#4 Michigan Tech282152441034836268213164
#9 Bowling Green281783378766362110511085
Alaska^281412230756934191329281
Bemidji State281211529736236161559883
Ferris State281314127665837161928181
Northern Michigan281113426597136141668393
Alabama–Huntsville28720115449536824462117
Lake Superior State28720115449136826256118
Alaska Anchorage28521212529434822470107
Championship: March 21, 2015
dagger indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
^ indicates ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015

Bracket

Teams are reseeded after the first round

 First round
March 13–15
Semifinals
March 20
Championship
March 21
                
 1 Minnesota State941 Minnesota State4 
8 Lake Superior State225 Ferris State0 
 2 Michigan Tech1***3
7 Alabama–Huntsville00  1 Minnesota State5
 2 Michigan Tech2
 3 Bowling Green3*4
6 Northern Michigan21
 4 Bemidji State122 Michigan Tech5
5 Ferris State43***3 Bowling Green2 

Note: * denotes overtime periods

First round

All times are local.

(1) Minnesota State vs. (8) Lake Superior State

March 13, 2015
7:00 pm CDT
(8) Lake Superior State2 – 9
(1–2, 1–4, 0–3)
(1) Minnesota StateVerizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN
Attendance: 3,325
Game reference
Gordon Defiel (40:00)
Aaron Davis (20:00)
GoaliesStephon WilliamsReferees:
Keith Sergott
Kevin Langseth
Linesmen:
Matt Anderson
Rick Nelson


Stephen Perfetto – 10:14


Gus Correale (Drapluk, Renz) - pp - 1:06
First Period
0 – 1
1 – 1
1 – 2
Second Period
2 – 2
2 – 3
2 – 4
2 – 5
2 – 6
Third Period
2 – 7
2 – 8
2 – 9

9:12 – pp - Max Gaede (Jutzi, J. Nelson)

16:08 - pp - Bryce Gervais (Lafontaine, Leitner)


5:18 - Casey Nelson
7:35 - Brett Knowles (J. Nelson, Gaede)
13:30 - pp - Matt Leitner (Franklin, C. Nelson)
17:23 - pp - Matt Leitner (Lafontaine, Gervais)

1:01 - Chase Grant (Lafontaine, Blueger)
5:32 - pp - Dylan Margonari (Flanagan)
12:42 - pp - Jean-Paul Lafontaine (Jutzi, Knowles)
30 minPenalties6 min
18Shots59
March 14, 2015
7:00 pm CDT
(8) Lake Superior State2 – 4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
(1) Minnesota StateVerizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN
Attendance: 3,685
Game reference
Gordon DefielGoaliesStephon WilliamsReferees:
Keith Sergott
Kevin Langseth
Linesmen:
Matt Anderson
Rick Nelson




Ryan Renz (Drapluk, Perfetto) - pp - 12:59


Austin McKay (Patterson, Spratte) - 7:29
First Period
0 – 1
Second Period
0 – 2
1 – 2
Third Period
1 – 3
2 – 3
2 – 4

3:21 - Bryce Gervais (Franklin, Leitner)

2:24 - Dylan Margonari (Stepan, Flanagan)


0:46 - pp - Brad McClure (Palmquist, C. Nelson)

17:46 - Dylan Margonari (McClure)
12 minPenalties6 min
22Shots36

(2) Michigan Tech vs. (7) Alabama–Huntsville

March 13, 2015
7:00 pm EDT
(7) Alabama–Huntsville0 – 1 (3OT)
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(2) Michigan TechMacInnes Student Ice Arena, Houghton, MI
Attendance: 3,038
Game reference
Carmine GuerrieroGoaliesJamie PhillipsReferees:
Brad Albers
Brett Klosowski
Linesmen:
Dan Juopperi
Jamie Grace
First Period
No scoring
Second Period
No scoring
Third Period
No scoring
First Overtime
No scoring
Second Overtime
No scoring
Third Overtime
0 – 1











18:49 - Tyler Heinonen (Vallis, Auk)
29 minPenalties12 min
32Shots77
March 14, 2015
7:00 pm EDT
(7) Alabama–Huntsville0 – 3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
(2) Michigan TechMacInnes Student Ice Arena, Houghton, MI
Attendance: 3,629
Game reference
Carmine GuerrieroGoaliesJamie PhillipsReferees:
Brad Albers
Brett Klosowski
Linesmen:
Dan Juopperi
Jamie Grace
First Period
0 – 1
Second Period
0 – 2
Third Period
0 – 3

14:35 - Blake Hietala (Kero, Heinonen)

4:43 - pp - Tanner Kero (Heinonen, Hietala)

5:45 - Mark Auk
14 minPenalties6 min
18Shots45

(3) Bowling Green vs. (6) Northern Michigan

March 13, 2015
7:00 pm EDT
(6) Northern Michigan2 – 3 (OT)
(0–0, 1–0, 1–2, 0–1)
(3) Bowling GreenBGSU Ice Arena, Bowling Green, OH
Attendance: 1,475
Game reference
Michael DoanGoaliesTommy BurkeReferees:
Chris Perrault
Tony Czech
Linesmen:
Paul Tunison
Erik Froberg



Shane Sooth (Shine, Seckel) - 7:17


Luke Eibler (Sooth) - 16:29
First Period
No scoring
Second Period
1 – 0
Third Period
1 – 1
2 – 1
2 – 2
Overtime
2 – 3





10:48 - Mitchell McLain (Pohlkamp, Kucera)

18:36 - Mark Cooper (Valleau)

19:32 - Tyler Spezia (DeSalvo, Berkle)
20 minPenalties19 min
40Shots52
March 14, 2015
7:00 pm EDT
(6) Northern Michigan1 – 4
(0–0, 1–2, 0–2)
(3) Bowling GreenBGSU Ice Arena, Bowling Green, OH
Attendance: 1,915
Game reference
Michael DoanGoaliesTommy BurkeReferees:
Chris Perrault
Tony Czech
Linesmen:
Paul Tunison
Erik Froberg



Zach Diamantoni (Nowick, Payne) - 8:55
First Period
No scoring
Second Period
1 – 0
1 – 1
1 – 2
Third Period
1 – 3
1 – 4




9:59 - Tyler Spezia (DeSalvo, Walker)
14:17 - Brandon Hawkins (Cooper)

13:24 - Brandon Hawkins (Walker, Cooper)
18:52 - pp - Brent Tate (Berkle, Valleau)
49 minPenalties8 min
20Shots42

(4) Bemidji State vs. (5) Ferris State

March 13, 2015
7:30 pm CDT
(5) Ferris State4 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
(4) Bemidji StateSanford Center, Bemidji, MN
Attendance: 2,218
Game reference
C. J. MotteGoaliesMichael BitzerReferees:
Butch Mousseaux
Pete Friesema
Linesmen:
Matt Tyree
Matt Ulwilling

Zach Szajner (Mayer, Maloney) - 11:04

Ryan Lowney (Dorantes, Mayhew) - 15:07
Gerald Mayhew (Panetta) - 17:29


Kenny Babinski (Buzzeo, McDonald) - en - 17:49
First Period
1 – 0
Second Period
2 – 0
3 – 0
Third Period
3 – 1
4 – 1






13:24 - pp - G. Fitzgerald (L. Fitzgerald, Arentz)
6 minPenalties6 min
19Shots22
March 14, 2015
7:00 pm CDT
(5) Ferris State3 – 2 (3 OT)
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
(4) Bemidji StateSanford Center, Bemidji, MN
Attendance: 2,279
Game reference
C. J. MotteGoaliesMichael BitzerReferees:
Butch Mousseaux
Pete Friesema
Linesmen:
Matt Tyree
Matt Ulwilling

Andrew Dorantes (Anselmini, Binkley) - pp - 15:17



Justin Buzzeo (Babinski) - 6:00






Kyle Schempp (Lowney, Robertson) - pp - 6:40
First Period
1 – 0
Second Period
1 – 1
Third Period
2 – 1
2 – 2
First Overtime
No scoring
Second Overtime
No scoring
Third Overtime
3 – 2



12:48 - Graeme McCormack (Brewer, Bauman)


11:23 - Brendan Harms (Beauvais, O'Connor)
14 minPenalties6 min
44Shots50

Semifinals

All times are local (UTC−5).

(3) Bowling Green vs. (2) Michigan Tech

March 20, 2015
4:00 pm CDT
(3) Bowling Green2 – 5
(1–2, 0–0, 1–3)
(2) Michigan TechXcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Attendance: 6,844
Game reference
Tommy BurkeGoaliesJamie PhillipsReferees:
Butch Mousseaux
Pete Friesema
Linesmen:
Paul Tunison
Eric Froberg

Mitchell McLain (Mercier, Burke) - 9:40





Brent Tate (Mingo, Walker) - 2:16
First Period
1 – 0
1 – 1
1 – 2
Second Period
No scoring
Third Period
2 – 2
2 – 3
2 – 4
2 – 5


11:29 - Reid Sturos (Auk, Pietila)
16:49 - Tyler Heinonen (Johnstone, Watson)




5:23 - Tyler Heinonen (Johnstone, Neville)
7:54 - Mike Neville (Auk, Johnstone)
18:12 - en - Joel L'Esperance (Heinonen)
2 minPenalties6 min
24Shots32

(5) Ferris State vs. (1) Minnesota State

March 20, 2015
7:30 pm CDT
(5) Ferris State0 – 4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
(1) Minnesota StateXcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Attendance: 6,844
Game reference
C. J. MotteGoaliesStephon WilliamsReferees:
Kevin Langseth
Chris Perrault
Linesmen:
Matt Ulwelling
Matt Tyree
First Period
0 – 1
Second Period
0 – 2
0 – 3
Third Period
0 – 4

12:24 - Brad McClure


15:18 - Brad McClure (C. Nelson, Jutzi)
18:16 - pp - C. J. Franklin (McClure, Williams)


17:57 - en - Bryce Gervais
10 minPenalties8 min
25Shots25

Championship

All times are local (UTC−5).

(2) Michigan Tech vs. (1) Minnesota State

March 21, 2015
6:00 pm CDT
(2) Michigan Tech2 – 5
(1–1, 1–0, 0–4)
(1) Minnesota StateXcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
Attendance: 8,204
Game reference
Jamie PhillipsGoaliesStephon WilliamsReferees:
Kevin Langseth
Chris Perrault
Linesmen:
Matt Ulwelling
Matt Tyree

Blake Pietila (Johnstone, Hanna) - pp - 6:04


Alex Petan (Hanna, Johnstone) - pp - 2:44
First Period
1 – 0
1 – 1
Second Period
2 – 1
Third Period
2 – 2
2 – 3
2 – 4
2 – 5


9:28 - Chase Grant (Stern, Blueger)


8:08 - Jordan Nelson (Huntebrinker, Stern)
11:29 - Brad McClure (Huntebrinker, Palmquist)
14:25 - pp - Brad McClure (Blueger, Jutzi)
18:40 - pp - Brad McClure (Palmquist, Flanagan)
14 minPenalties6 min
25Shots28

Tournament awards

All-Tournament Team

  • F Tyler Heinonen, So. (Michigan Tech)
  • F David Johnstone, Sr. (Michigan Tech)
  • F Brad McClure*, Fr. (Minnesota State)
  • D Zach Palmquist, Sr. (Minnesota State)
  • D Brett Stern, Sr. (Minnesota State)
  • G Stephon Williams, Jr. (Minnesota State)

* Most Valuable Player

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