Format: The top eight of 10 teams qualify.
Quarterfinals: Best-of-three series, March 11-13 at campus sites. Seed 8 at 1, 7 at 2, 6 at 3, 5 at 4. Schedule/results
Championship (Final Five): At Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich. March 18: Semifinals — 4 and 7:30 p.m. EDT. March 19: Championship game, 6 p.m. EDT. Schedule/results
Note: Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinal round.
Watch this page for all of USCHO.com’s game recaps, columns, features and blog posts from the 2016 WCHA conference playoffs.
Sunday, March 20
Saturday, March 19
- MVP Smith draws comparison to a Ferris State great
- Bracketology Blog: A prediction for the 2016 NCAA tournament bracket
- Photos: Gallery: Ferris State wins the WCHA Final Five
- Recap: Mayhew's penalty-shot goal helps Ferris State to its first WCHA title
- Live Blogs: Updates from the WCHA Final Five championship game
- WCHA referee Mousseau critically injured in pregame fall
- Bracketology Blog: Three teams on the bubble ahead of Saturday's games
Friday, March 18
- In losing effort, Phillips, Michigan Tech penalty kill shine
- McClure returns to playoff scoring form for Minnesota State
- Recap: Babinski's hopeful shot turns into a winner for Ferris State
- Photos: Gallery: Minnesota State, Ferris State move into WCHA championship game
- Recap: Two early goals the difference as Minnesota State advances past Bowling Green
- Live Blogs: Updates from the WCHA Final Five semifinals