CHN64 Part II

Posted by: Mike McMahon

CHN 64 II

Like last year, I put together a fictional tournament for the blog here at CHN.

Using the KRACH rating, I compiled a 64-team NCAA hockey tournament (exactly what the basketball tourney uses). Where there are only 59 DI hockey teams, I used the Final Four DIII teams, as well as the next highest ranked DIII team in the final poll to complete the 64-team field.

I own the game Eastside Hockey Manager, distributed by Sega Games, it’s a hockey simulation program. I downloaded 2007/08 rosters (including college rosters), and simulate all of the games. Last year, we had two of the Frozen Four teams right, as well as BC in the final, which they were.

You can’t play as NCAA teams in the game, so I setup a tournament and sim all of the games that way. We also end up with SOG, goals by period, a lot of cool stuff. It’s a fun thing to check out and follow along with. Completely fictional, but fun if you’re team didn’t make the field of 16!

The dates, times, and locations next to the games mean nothing, I just had to put them in because of the program I’m using. The first round will be simulated throughout the day March 26, 27, and 28. The second round should be done March 29, 30, and 31. Then, I’ll update the schedule from there.

All of the results will be posted on the bracket and in this post. The link to the bracket is at the top and bottom of this post.

Enjoy!

First Round Results
(1) Michigan over (16) Manhattanville — 7-0

(1) Colorado College over (16) Norwich — 6-0

(9) Yale over (8) Alaska-Anchorage — 4-1

(9) Union over (8) Bowling Green — 3-2

(1) North Dakota over (16) Elmira — 9-1

(9) Niagara over (8) Quinnipiac — 2-1

(5) BU over (12) Brown — 5-0

(4) Michigan Tech over (13) W. Michigan — 3-1

(10) Colgate over (7) Maine — 1-0

(2) SCSU over (15) UConn — 7-3

(6) Northeastern over (11) Alaska — 5-3

(3) Minnesota over (14) Holy Cross — 2-1

(5) UMass over (12) RPI — 3-0
(4) Notre Dame over (13) Wayne State — 5-1
(6) NMU over (11) Robert Morris — 3-2 (OT)
(5) Princeton over (12) Air Force — 6-5 (OT)
(4) Duluth over (13) Mercyhurst — 3-0
(6) Lowell over (11) St. Lawrence — 7-0
(4) Minnesota State over (13) Huntsville — 3-2
(10) Bemidji over (7) UNO — 4-1
(2) Denver over (15) St. Norbert — 10-2
(12) RIT over (5) UVM — 2-1
(4) Clarkson over (13) Army — 3-1
(11) Ohio St over (6) Harvard — 3-2 (OT)
(3) BC over (14) Canisius — 8-0
(4) Cornell over (13) LSSU — 4-0
(2) Mich St over (15) Bentley — 5-3
(1) Miami over (16) Plattsburgh — 13-0
(9) Merrimack over (8) Ferris St — 4-1
(10) Dartmouth over (7) Providence — 7-5
(2) UNH over (15) AIC — 21-1

CHN 64 II

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