Conference Tournaments, What’s Decided and What Isn’t

Things happened this weekend, teams won and teams lost, and the conference pictures got a little bit clearer.

CHA

CHA

The CHA tournament gives the first and second place teams first round byes.  The third and fourth place teams play the sixth and fifth place teams respectively in three game series at the homes of the better seeds.  Following that, rounds are single elimination.

Tiebreaking procedures:

  1. Head to head conference play
  2. Conference wins
  3. Results against the top two teams
  4. Results against the top four teams

Locks:

  • Mercyhurst has the #1 seed
  • Syracuse will be playing at home.
  • Robert Morris, Lindenwood, and RIT cannot have a first round bye
  • RIT will be playing on the road

Up for Grabs:

  • Which of Syracuse and Penn State claims the second bye
  • Which of Penn State, Robert Morris, and Lindenwood claims the other home ice spot

Relevant tiebreakers:

  • Penn State and SU tied their season series (1-1-2) so if they tie in points the tiebreaker will be conference wins which Penn State owns.
  • Syracuse over Robert Morris (2-0-2) – Robert Morris can tie SU in points, however since SU owns the tiebreaker they have clinched home ice
  • If there is a three way tie between SU, Robert Morris, and Penn State, SU wins the tiebreaker (10 pts in games between the three), followed by Robert Morris (8 points since they would have to beat Penn State twice) followed by Penn State (6 points).
  • Robert Morris over Lindenwood (3-1-0)
  • Lindenwood over RIT (2-1-1)

ECAC

ECAC

The ECAC tournament takes the top eight seeds in the conference.  The top four play the middle four in three game series at home.  Following that rounds are single elimination.

Tiebreaking procedures:

  1. Head to head conference play
  2. Conference wins
  3. Results against the top four teams
  4. Results against the top eight teams
  5. Goal differential in head to head play
  6. Goal differential against the top four teams
  7. Goal differential against the top eight teams

Locks:

  • St. Lawrence, Cornell, Princeton, Yale, and Dartmouth cannot clinch the top seed
  • Yale and Dartmouth cannot clinch home ice

Up for grabs:

  • Pretty much everything else
  • The #1 seed between Harvard, Quinnipiac, and Clarkson
  • Home ice between pretty much everyone, although only Cornell can usurp Clarkson or Quinnipiac and Princeton can only usurp St. Lawrence

Relevant Tiebreakers:

  • Harvard over Quinnipiac (2-0-0)
  • Quinnipiac over Clarkson (2-0-0)
  • Clarkson over St. Lawrence (2-0-0)
  • Cornell over Clarkson (1-0-1) and St. Lawrence (1-0-1)
  • Princeton over Cornell (2-0-0)
  • Princeton and St. Lawrence tied (1-1-0)
  • Clarkson and Harvard pending (0-0-1)
  • Yale over Dartmouth (2-0-0)

Hockey East

hockey east

The first round of the Hockey East tournament will be played at the homes of the top four seeds.  Every round is single elimination.

Tiebreaking procedures:

  1. Head to head conference play
  2. Conference wins
  3. Best record against the first place team, followed by the remainder until the tie is broken
  4. Coin flip

Locks:

  • Boston College has clinched the top seed
  • Boston University has clinched the second seed
  • Maine and Northeastern have clinched home ice

Up for grabs:

  • Not having to play BC or BU

Relevant Tiebreakers:

  • Maine over Northeastern (2-1-0)
  • New Hampshire over Connecticut (2-0-1)
  • Providence over New Hampshire (2-1-0)
  • Connecticut over Vermont (2-1-0)

WCHA

wcha

The first round of the WCHA tournament will be played as three games series at the homes of the top four seeds.  The winners of those games are then reseeded for the semifinals.

Tiebreaking Procedures: (Shootouts will be regarded as ties)

  1. Head to head conference play
  2. Conference wins
  3. Goals scored in head to head conference play
  4. Total goal differential in conference play

Locks:

  • Minnesota has clinched the top seed
  • Wisconsin has clinched the second seed
  • St. Cloud State has clinched the seventh seed
  • Minnesota State has clinched the eighth seed

Up for grabs:

  • Home ice between everyone else although Ohio State cannot finish above North Dakota

Relevant Tiebreakers:

  • North Dakota over Minnesota-Duluth (2-1-1)
  • North Dakota and Bemidji State tied (2-2-0)
  • Minnesota-Duluth and Bemidji State tied (2-2-0)
  • Minnesota Duluth and Ohio State pending (1-0-1 in favor of UMD)
  • Ohio State over Bemidji State (4-0-0)

 

 

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