CCHA Press Release
All 11 teams will participate in the playoffs during the 2010-11 season under a new post-season model adopted by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
The first round of the 2011 CCHA Playoffs will take place March 4-6. The top five seeds will receive first-round byes, while the remaining six teams will play best-of-three series’ at campus sites. The No. 6 seed host the No. 11 seed, the No. 7 seed will host the No. 10 seed, and the No. 8 seed will host the No. 9 seed. The winners will advance to the CCHA Quarterfinals.
The CCHA Quarterfinals will take place March 11-13 with another round of best-of-three series at campus sites. The No. 4 seed will host the No. 5 seed. The No. 3 seed will host the highest seed to win its series in the first round. The No. 2 seed will host the next highest seed to win its series in the first round. The No. 1 seed will host the lowest remaining seed. The winners of the series in the CCHA Quarterfinals will advance to the CCHA Championship.
The 2011 CCHA Championship will take place March 18-19 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The CCHA Semifinals will take place on Friday, March 18, with the highest-remaining seed playing the lowest remaining seed and the second-highest remaining seed taking on the third-highest remaining seed for the right to play in the title game. Saturday, March 19 will feature the CCHA Third-Place Game and the CCHA Championship Game.