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The 2019 WCHA Postseason Tournament will again follow a 3-3-1, host-site format

“Hockey is the best sport there is, playoff hockey is the best of the best, and winning a championship in your home arena – or coming together as a team to win on the road – is one of the greatest feelings a player or coach can have." – Bob Daniels, head coach, Ferris State University


There’s No Place Like Home

It is time for on-campus, playoff hockey!

Bringing the singular intensity and passion of playoff college hockey directly to our member institution fans, the 2019 WCHA Postseason Tournament – from the quarterfinals through the championship game – will again be hosted by the highest remaining seeds at on-campus venues.


Format

The three-week, eight-team tournament will play out from March 8-23, 2019 at campus venues. The eight (8) qualifying teams for the 2019 WCHA Tournament shall be seeded per their finish in the final 2018-19 WCHA regular season standings (teams will NOT be re-seeded with each proceeding round).

2019 WCHA Playoffs – Quarterfinals (March 8-10; best-of-three, hosted by higher seeds)

  • #8 seed at #1 seed
  • #7 seed at #2 seed
  • #6 seed at #3 seed
  • #5 seed at #4 seed

2019 WCHA Playoffs – Semifinals (March 15-17; best-of-three, hosted by higher seeds)

  • Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed
  • Second-lowest remaining seed at second-highest remaining seed

2019 WCHA Championship (March 23; single game, hosted by higher seed)

  • Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed


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All-time WCHA Playoff Champions
Season Playoff Champion(s)
1959-60 Denver* and Michigan Tech*
1960-61 Denver* and Minnesota*
1961-62 Michigan Tech
1962-63 Denver
1963-64 Denver
1964-65 Michigan Tech
1965-66 Denver^ and Michigan State^
1966-67 Michigan State^ and North Dakota^
1967-68 Denver^ and North Dakota^
1968-69 Denver+ and Michigan Tech+
1969-70 Michigan Tech+ and Wisconsin+
1970-71 Denver+ and Minnesota+
1971-72 Denver^ and Wisconsin^
1972-73 Denver^ and Wisconsin^
1973-74 Michigan Tech^ and Minnesota^
1974-75 Michigan Tech ^ and Minnesota^
1975-76 Michigan Tech^ and Minnesota^
1976-77 Wisconsin
1977-78 Colorado College^ and Wisconsin^
1978-79 Minnesota^ and North Dakota^
1979-80 Minnesota^ and North Dakota^
1980-81 Michigan Tech^ and Minnesota^
1981-82 Wisconsin
1982-83 Wisconsin
1983-84 Minnesota Duluth
1984-85 Minnesota Duluth
1985-86 Denver
1986-87 North Dakota
1987-88 Wisconsin
1988-89 Northern Michigan
1989-90 Wisconsin
1990-91 Northern Michigan
1991-92 Northern Michigan
1992-93 Minnesota
1993-94 Minnesota
1994-95 Wisconsin
1995-96 Minnesota
1996-97 North Dakota
1997-98 Wisconsin
1998-99 Denver
1999-00 North Dakota
2000-01 St. Cloud State
2001-02 Denver
2002-03 Minnesota
2003-04 Minnesota
2004-05 Denver
2005-06 North Dakota
2006-07 Minnesota
2007-08 Denver
2008-09 Minnesota Duluth
2009-10 North Dakota
2010-11 North Dakota
2011-12 North Dakota
2012-13 Wisconsin
2013-14 Minnesota State
2014-15 Minnesota State
2015-16 Ferris State
2016-17 Michigan Tech
2017-18 Michigan Tech
* WCHA first round playoff winners;
^ WCHA second round playoff winners;
+ WCHA East and West Regional playoff winner