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2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 3, 2003 and concluded with the 2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament's championship game on April 10, 2004 at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the 57th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 110th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team. The 2003-04 season was the inaugural year for the Atlantic Hockey Association after the discontinuation of Division I ice hockey sponsorship by the MAAC at the conclusion of the previous season.[1]

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2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament

2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament

The 2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 26, 2004, and ended with the championship game on April 10. A total of 15 games were played. This was the first season in which the Atlantic Hockey sent a representative to the tournament. Atlantic Hockey assumed possession of the automatic bid that had been the possession of the MAAC after it collapsed and all remaining ice hockey programs formed the new conference.

TD Garden

TD Garden

TD Garden is a multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after its sponsor, TD Bank, a subsidiary of the Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Ontario. It opened in 1995 as a replacement for the original Boston Garden and has been known as FleetCenter, and TD Banknorth Garden. The arena is located directly above the MBTA's North Station. It is the most visited sports and entertainment arena in New England, as nearly 3.5 million people visit the arena each year.

Boston

Boston

Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the cultural and financial center of the New England region of the Northeastern United States. The city boundaries encompass an area of about 48.4 sq mi (125 km2) and a population of 675,647 as of 2020. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest MSA in the country. A broader combined statistical area (CSA), generally corresponding to the commuting area and including Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, is home to approximately 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States, exceeding 7 million residents at the 2020 United States census, its highest decennial count ever. The state borders the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Maine to its east, Connecticut and Rhode Island to its south, New Hampshire and Vermont to its north, and New York to its west. Massachusetts is the 6th smallest state by land area but is the 15th most populous state and the 3rd most densely populated, after New Jersey and Rhode Island. The state's capital and most populous city, as well as its cultural and financial center, is Boston. Massachusetts is also home to the urban core of Greater Boston, the largest metropolitan area in New England and a region profoundly influential upon American history, academia, and the research economy. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing, and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

List of NCAA Division I men's ice hockey seasons

List of NCAA Division I men's ice hockey seasons

Atlantic Hockey

Atlantic Hockey

The Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) is an NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey conference which operates primarily in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I as an ice hockey-only conference. Unlike several other college athletic conferences, Atlantic Hockey has no women's division, though it shares some organizational and administrative roles with the women's-only College Hockey America.

Ice hockey

Ice hockey

Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice skates, usually on an ice skating rink with lines and markings specific to the sport. It belongs to a family of sports called hockey. In ice hockey, two opposing teams use ice hockey sticks to control, advance, and shoot a closed, vulcanized, rubber disc called a "puck" into the other team's goal. Each goal is worth one point. The team which scores the most goals is declared the winner. In a formal game, each team has six skaters on the ice at a time, barring any penalties, one of whom is the goaltender. Ice hockey is a full contact sport, and is considered to be one of the more physically demanding sports.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with NCAA Division I. Of its current 11 full members, 10 are located in three states of the northeastern United States: Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. The other member is in Maryland.

Pre-season polls

The top 15 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.[2]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (25)
2 Michigan (2)
3 Boston College (2)
4 New Hampshire (1)
5 North Dakota
6 Boston University
7 Harvard
8 Ferris State
9 Cornell
10 Michigan State
11 Colorado College
12 Maine
13 Denver
14 Ohio State
15 Minnesota-Duluth
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (25)
2 Michigan (3)
3 Boston College (3)
4 New Hampshire
5 North Dakota (2)
6 Harvard
7 Boston University
8 Cornell (1)
9 Ferris State
10 Colorado College
11 Michigan State
12 Denver
13 Maine
14 Ohio State
15 Minnesota-Duluth

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2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey rankings

2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey rankings

Two human polls made up the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey rankings, the USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll and the USA TODAY/American Hockey Magazine Poll. As the 2003–04 season progressed, rankings were updated weekly. There were a total of 34 voters in the USA Today poll and 30 voters in the USCHO.com preseason poll with 40 voters in the rest of the polls. Each first place vote in either poll is worth 15 points in the rankings with every subsequent vote worth 1 fewer point.

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003. The team also shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale. and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship for amateur hockey in 1940. The Gophers are currently coached by Bob Motzko. Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four. The team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival. For much of the team's history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players. This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota, particularly starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from 26 in 1945 to over 150 in 1980. Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent even more, only recruiting Minnesota players in the late 1980s and 1990s, but recent rosters have been more diversified.

Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey

Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey

The Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earning varsity status in 1922, the program has competed in 100 seasons. Between 1959 and 1981, the team competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) before joining the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) until the 2012–13 season. Since the 2013–14 season, the Wolverines have competed in the Big Ten, which began sponsoring hockey.

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

The Boston College Eagles are a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represent Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The team has competed in Hockey East since 1984, having previously played in the ECAC. The Eagles have won five national championships, the most recent coming in 2012. Home games have been played at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, named after coach John "Snooks" Kelley, since 1988, having previously played at McHugh Forum. The Eagles are coached by former Eagles and NHL defenseman Greg Brown, who recently took over the reins after the retirement of Jerry York.

Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey

Boston University Terriers men's ice hockey

The Boston University Terriers men’s ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents Boston University. They played their first game in 1918 and have won five national championships, while making 22 appearances in the Frozen Four.

Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey

Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey

The Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Harvard University. The Crimson are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Bright Hockey Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The Crimson hockey team is one of the oldest college ice hockey teams in the United States, having played their first game on January 19, 1898, in a 0–6 loss to Brown.

Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey

Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey

The Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Ferris State University. The Bulldogs are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at Ewigleben Arena in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey

Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey

The Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Cornell University. Cornell competes in the ECAC Hockey conference and plays its home games at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York. Six of the eight Ivy League schools sponsor men's hockey and all six teams play in the 12-team ECAC. The Ivy League crowns a champion based on the results of the games played between its members during the ECAC season.

Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey

Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey

The Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents Michigan State University (MSU). The team plays at the Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Michigan, on the MSU campus. The current head coach is Adam Nightingale, who took over coaching duties on May 3, 2022, after Danton Cole was fired. Michigan State currently competes in the Big Ten Conference.

Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey

Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey

The Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Colorado College. The Tigers are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. They began play at Ed Robson Arena on the CC campus in Colorado Springs starting in the 2021 season.

Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey

Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey

The Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey is a (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Maine. The Black Bears are a member of Hockey East. They play at the Harold Alfond Sports Arena commonly known as Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine.

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

The Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Denver. They play at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Pioneers are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Previously, they were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), from its creation in 1959 to the end of its men's hockey competition in 2013.

Regular season

Season tournaments

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Lefty McFadden Invitational October 3–4 4 Denver
Ice Breaker Tournament October 10–11 4 Boston College
Maverick Stampede October 10–11 4 Maine
Black Bear Classic October 17–18 4 Maine
College Hockey Showcase November 28–29 4
Dodge Holiday Classic December 20–21 4 Minnesota
Badger Showdown December 27–28 4 Ferris State
Denver Cup December 27–28 4 Denver
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Pot December 27–28 4 St. Cloud State
Florida College Classic December 27–28 4 Cornell
Great Lakes Invitational December 27–28 4 Boston College
Sheraton/Banknorth Hockey Classic December 27–28 4 Dartmouth
Subway Holiday Classic December 27–28 4 North Dakota
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–29 4 Northeastern
Beanpot February 2, 9 4 Boston College

Standings

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Holy Cross†* 24 17 4 3 37 83 54 36 22 10 4 117 89
Mercyhurst 24 16 7 1 33 105 71 36 20 14 2 145 122
Quinnipiac 24 12 6 6 30 67 53 35 15 14 6 87 87
Sacred Heart 24 12 8 4 28 87 68 36 14 17 5 107 114
Connecticut 24 9 10 5 23 89 86 35 12 16 7 115 127
Canisius 24 9 11 4 22 67 73 34 10 16 8 84 107
Bentley 24 7 13 4 18 55 71 32 9 19 4 79 103
Army 24 6 15 3 15 55 84 33 12 18 3 82 107
American International 24 3 17 4 10 49 97 34 5 25 4 71 138
Championship: Holy Cross
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#7 Michigan 28 18 8 2 38 101 66 43 27 14 2 151 104
#10 Miami 28 17 8 3 37 99 74 41 23 14 4 137 106
#14 Michigan State 28 17 9 2 36 91 62 42 23 17 2 136 105
#9 Ohio State* 28 16 12 0 32 89 70 42 26 16 0 134 106
#12 Notre Dame 28 14 11 3 31 84 71 39 20 15 4 108 99
Alaska-Fairbanks 28 14 13 1 29 92 92 36 16 19 1 117 127
Northern Michigan 28 13 13 2 28 66 79 41 21 16 4 105 113
Western Michigan 28 12 13 3 27 87 101 39 17 18 4 123 136
Bowling Green 28 9 13 6 24 69 83 38 11 18 9 92 112
Ferris State 28 10 17 1 21 71 97 38 15 20 3 108 126
Lake Superior State 28 7 16 5 19 60 83 36 9 20 7 72 102
Nebraska-Omaha 28 5 19 4 14 60 91 39 8 26 5 91 135
Championship: Ohio State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bemidji State 20 16 3 1 33 90 48 36 20 13 3 131 94
Niagara* 20 14 6 0 28 72 52 39 21 15 3 124 120
Alabama-Huntsville 20 10 9 1 21 65 60 31 11 16 4 92 94
Findlay 20 7 11 2 16 58 60 38 11 22 5 95 114
Air Force 20 6 13 1 13 49 78 37 14 21 2 101 131
Wayne State 20 4 15 1 9 44 80 36 9 24 3 83 144
Championship: Niagara
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Colgate 22 14 6 2 30 65 44 39 22 12 5 111 80
Cornell 22 13 6 3 29 53 32 32 16 10 6 85 62
Brown 22 13 7 2 28 62 40 31 15 11 5 80 60
Dartmouth 22 10 5 7 27 66 60 34 14 11 9 95 91
Rensselaer 22 13 8 1 27 70 44 39 22 15 2 116 89
#13 Harvard* 22 10 10 2 22 58 55 36 18 15 3 104 94
Yale 22 10 12 0 20 65 88 31 12 19 0 89 134
Union 22 8 11 3 19 46 52 36 14 17 5 89 108
Clarkson 22 8 12 2 18 51 61 41 18 18 5 121 113
St. Lawrence 22 7 12 3 17 62 67 41 14 21 6 104 119
Vermont 22 7 14 1 15 57 79 35 9 22 4 85 127
Princeton 22 5 15 2 12 50 83 31 5 24 2 62 122
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
* indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Boston College 24 17 4 3 37 88 45 42 29 9 4 143 81
#2 Maine* 24 17 5 2 36 77 42 44 33 8 3 141 69
Massachusetts 24 12 9 3 27 47 63 37 17 14 6 93 99
#11 New Hampshire 24 10 8 6 26 82 76 41 20 15 6 138 116
Providence 24 7 11 6 20 63 66 37 16 14 7 106 92
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 7 12 5 19 56 65 40 15 18 7 105 116
Merrimack 24 6 12 6 18 53 79 36 11 19 6 86 110
Boston University 24 6 13 5 17 57 71 38 12 17 9 103 108
Northeastern 24 5 13 6 16 56 72 34 11 16 7 92 103
Championship: Maine
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 North Dakota 28 20 5 3 43 122 62 41 30 8 3 182 90
#4 Minnesota–Duluth 28 19 7 2 40 119 71 45 28 13 4 185 123
#8 Wisconsin 28 14 7 7 35 85 62 43 22 13 8 123 93
#1 Denver 28 13 10 5 31 93 90 44 27 12 5 149 120
#6 Minnesota* 28 15 12 1 31 101 86 44 27 14 3 178 127
St. Cloud State 28 12 12 4 28 81 89 38 18 16 4 113 118
#15 Colorado College 28 11 15 2 24 77 75 39 20 16 3 126 98
Alaska–Anchorage 28 7 18 3 17 68 103 40 14 23 3 104 140
Minnesota State 28 6 18 4 16 83 139 39 10 24 5 124 179
Michigan Tech 28 6 19 3 15 66 118 38 8 25 5 97 161
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

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Lefty McFadden Invitational

Lefty McFadden Invitational

The Lefty McFadden Invitational was a mid-season college ice hockey tournament first played in 2002. It was Discontinued after 2007.

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

The Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Denver. They play at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Pioneers are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Previously, they were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), from its creation in 1959 to the end of its men's hockey competition in 2013.

Ice Breaker Tournament

Ice Breaker Tournament

The Ice Breaker Tournament is a college Division I men's ice hockey tournament played annually at the start of each season.

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

The Boston College Eagles are a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represent Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The team has competed in Hockey East since 1984, having previously played in the ECAC. The Eagles have won five national championships, the most recent coming in 2012. Home games have been played at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, named after coach John "Snooks" Kelley, since 1988, having previously played at McHugh Forum. The Eagles are coached by former Eagles and NHL defenseman Greg Brown, who recently took over the reins after the retirement of Jerry York.

College Hockey Showcase

College Hockey Showcase

The College Hockey Showcase was an annual college Division I men's ice hockey event between four teams that were members of the Big Ten.

Badger Showdown

Badger Showdown

The Badger Showdown was a college Division I men's ice hockey tournament usually played before New Years at first the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then the Kohl Center in Madison. Wisconsin served as the tournament's host for the entirety of its run. The tournament was first held in 1989 and was played during the final week of December every year but twice: in 2005 and 2010. Wisconsin competed in the tournament every year and won more than half of the total championships.

Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey

Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey

The Ferris State Bulldogs men's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Ferris State University. The Bulldogs are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at Ewigleben Arena in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Denver Cup

Denver Cup

The Denver Cup was a mid-season college ice hockey tournament with the first iteration played in late December 1992. It was Discontinued after the 20th edition of the series.

Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey

Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey

The Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Cornell University. Cornell competes in the ECAC Hockey conference and plays its home games at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, New York. Six of the eight Ivy League schools sponsor men's hockey and all six teams play in the 12-team ECAC. The Ivy League crowns a champion based on the results of the games played between its members during the ECAC season.

Great Lakes Invitational

Great Lakes Invitational

The Great Lakes Invitational (GLI) is a four-team National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's ice hockey tournament held annually at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit around the New Year's holiday as part of College Hockey in the D.

Catamount Cup

Catamount Cup

The Catamount Cup is an annual men's college ice hockey tournament hosted by the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The tournament is contested by the Vermont Catamounts and three visiting teams. Since the inaugural tournament in 1990, it has been held on and off either just before or after New Year's Eve.

Dartmouth Big Green men's ice hockey

Dartmouth Big Green men's ice hockey

The Dartmouth Big Green men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Dartmouth College. The Big Green are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Thompson Arena in Hanover, New Hampshire.

2004 NCAA tournament

Regional semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Maine 5
4 Harvard 4
1 Maine 2*
East Regional
3 Wisconsin 1
2 Ohio State 0
3 Wisconsin 1*
E1 Maine 2
NE1 Boston College 1
1 Boston College 1*
4 Niagara 0
1 Boston College 3*
Northeast Regional
2 Michigan 2
2 Michigan 3
3 New Hampshire 2
E1 Maine 0
W2 Denver 1
1 Minnesota 4*
4 Notre Dame 3
1 Minnesota 1
Midwest Regional
2 Minnesota-Duluth 3
2 Minnesota-Duluth 3*
3 Michigan State 2
MW2 Minnesota-Duluth 3
W2 Denver 5
1 North Dakota 6
4 Holy Cross 5
1 North Dakota 0
West Regional
2 Denver 1
2 Denver 4
3 Miami 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

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2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament

2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament

The 2004 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 26, 2004, and ended with the championship game on April 10. A total of 15 games were played. This was the first season in which the Atlantic Hockey sent a representative to the tournament. Atlantic Hockey assumed possession of the automatic bid that had been the possession of the MAAC after it collapsed and all remaining ice hockey programs formed the new conference.

Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey

Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey

The Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey is a (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Maine. The Black Bears are a member of Hockey East. They play at the Harold Alfond Sports Arena commonly known as Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine.

Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey

Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey

The Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Harvard University. The Crimson are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Bright Hockey Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The Crimson hockey team is one of the oldest college ice hockey teams in the United States, having played their first game on January 19, 1898, in a 0–6 loss to Brown.

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

The Boston College Eagles are a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represent Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The team has competed in Hockey East since 1984, having previously played in the ECAC. The Eagles have won five national championships, the most recent coming in 2012. Home games have been played at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, named after coach John "Snooks" Kelley, since 1988, having previously played at McHugh Forum. The Eagles are coached by former Eagles and NHL defenseman Greg Brown, who recently took over the reins after the retirement of Jerry York.

Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey

Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey

The Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Niagara University. The Purple Eagles are a member of Atlantic Hockey. They play at the Dwyer Arena in Lewiston, New York.

Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey

Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey

The Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earning varsity status in 1922, the program has competed in 100 seasons. Between 1959 and 1981, the team competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) before joining the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) until the 2012–13 season. Since the 2013–14 season, the Wolverines have competed in the Big Ten, which began sponsoring hockey.

New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey

New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey

The New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of New Hampshire. The Wildcats are a member of Hockey East. They play at the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire.

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003. The team also shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale. and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship for amateur hockey in 1940. The Gophers are currently coached by Bob Motzko. Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four. The team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival. For much of the team's history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players. This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota, particularly starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from 26 in 1945 to over 150 in 1980. Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent even more, only recruiting Minnesota players in the late 1980s and 1990s, but recent rosters have been more diversified.

Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey

Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey

The Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents Michigan State University (MSU). The team plays at the Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing, Michigan, on the MSU campus. The current head coach is Adam Nightingale, who took over coaching duties on May 3, 2022, after Danton Cole was fired. Michigan State currently competes in the Big Ten Conference.

Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey

Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey

The Holy Cross Crusaders men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the College of the Holy Cross. The Crusaders are a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA). They play at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

The Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Denver. They play at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Pioneers are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Previously, they were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), from its creation in 1959 to the end of its men's hockey competition in 2013.

Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey

Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey

The Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), starting play in the conference's 2013–14 inaugural season. Prior to the NCHC, from 1980 to 2013, the RedHawks were a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) until the original CCHA disbanded in 2013. They play in Steve "Coach" Cady Arena at the Goggin Ice Center.

Player stats

Scoring leaders

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the season.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Junior Lessard Senior Minnesota-Duluth 45 32 31 63 34
Brandon Bochenski Junior North Dakota 41 27 33 60 40
Evan Schwabe Junior Minnesota-Duluth 45 19 38 57 34
Zach Parise Sophomore North Dakota 37 23 32 55 24
Barret Ehgoetz Junior Niagara 39 25 27 52 24
Thomas Vanek Sophomore Minnesota 38 26 25 51 72
Jared Ross Junior Alabama-Huntsville 31 19 31 50 46
Steve Saviano Senior New Hampshire 41 27 22 49 2
Troy Riddle Senior Minnesota 44 24 25 49 52
Derek Edwardson Senior Miami 41 17 31 48 36
Jim Slater Junior Michigan State 42 19 29 48 38

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Leading goaltenders

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Jimmy Howard Sophomore Maine 22 1363 14 4 3 27 6 .956 1.19
Matti Kaltiainen Junior Boston College 38 2280 27 7 4 67 4 .907 1.76
Yann Danis Senior Brown 30 1820 15 11 4 55 5 .942 1.81
Frank Doyle Senior Maine 23 1323 19 4 0 40 5 .923 1.81
Steve Silverhorn Junior Colgate 31 1874 18 9 4 57 3 .927 1.82
David McKee Freshman Cornell 32 1929 16 10 6 59 5 .920 1.83
Jordan Parise Freshman North Dakota 22 1229 14 4 3 42 2 .908 2.05
Bernd Brückler Junior Wisconsin 38 2299 19 10 8 80 4 .924 2.09
Jeff Jakaitis Freshman Lake Superior State 23 1209 5 10 4 43 3 .933 2.13
Nathan Marsters Senior Rensselaer 35 2093 21 13 1 75 5 .922 2.15

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Junior Lessard

Junior Lessard

Lucien Lessard Jr., known as Junior Lessard, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who last played for the Thetford Mines Isothermic of the LNAH.

Brandon Bochenski

Brandon Bochenski

Brandon Louis Bochenski is an American former professional ice hockey player and politician. He played 156 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for several teams before serving as captain of Barys Astana in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Internationally Bochenski represented both the United States and Kazakhstan, playing in several World Championships. In June 2020, Bochenski was elected mayor of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Barret Ehgoetz

Barret Ehgoetz

Barret Ehgoetz is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who is best known for playing for the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL.

Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey

Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey

The Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Niagara University. The Purple Eagles are a member of Atlantic Hockey. They play at the Dwyer Arena in Lewiston, New York.

Thomas Vanek

Thomas Vanek

Thomas Vanek is an Austrian former professional ice hockey left winger. He played fourteen years in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets. Vanek was drafted by the Sabres fifth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest-drafted Austrian in NHL history.

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003. The team also shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale. and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship for amateur hockey in 1940. The Gophers are currently coached by Bob Motzko. Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four. The team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival. For much of the team's history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players. This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota, particularly starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from 26 in 1945 to over 150 in 1980. Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent even more, only recruiting Minnesota players in the late 1980s and 1990s, but recent rosters have been more diversified.

Jared Ross

Jared Ross

Jared Ross is an American former professional ice hockey center. When he debuted with the Philadelphia Flyers at the beginning of the 2008–09 season, he became the first player born and trained in the state of Alabama to play in the NHL.

Steve Saviano

Steve Saviano

Stephen Saviano is a former American-Italian professional ice hockey left winger. He last played for the Lausitzer Füchse in DEL2.

New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey

New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey

The New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of New Hampshire. The Wildcats are a member of Hockey East. They play at the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire.

Derek Edwardson

Derek Edwardson

Derek Edwardson is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played US college hockey at Miami University and has played in the Italian Serie A.

Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey

Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey

The Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), starting play in the conference's 2013–14 inaugural season. Prior to the NCHC, from 1980 to 2013, the RedHawks were a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) until the original CCHA disbanded in 2013. They play in Steve "Coach" Cady Arena at the Goggin Ice Center.

Jim Slater (ice hockey)

Jim Slater (ice hockey)

James Parker Slater is an American former professional ice hockey forward. He spent the entirety of his National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization.

Awards

WCHA

Award[23] Recipient
Player of the Year Junior Lessard, Minnesota-Duluth
Defensive Player of the Year Ryan Caldwell, Denver
Rookie of the Year Brady Murray, North Dakota
Student-Athlete of the Year Connor James, Denver
Coach of the Year Scott Sandelin, Minnesota-Duluth
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Kellen Briggs, Minnesota
All-WCHA Teams[24][25]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Bernd Brückler, Wisconsin G Isaac Reichmuth, Minnesota-Duluth
Keith Ballard, Minnesota D Ryan Caldwell, Denver
Beau Geisler, Minnesota-Duluth D Matt Jones, North Dakota
Junior Lessard, Minnesota-Duluth F Chris Conner, Michigan Tech
Brandon Bochenski, North Dakota F Thomas Vanek, Minnesota
Zach Parise, North Dakota F Evan Schwabe, Minnesota-Duluth
Third Team   Position   Rookie Team
Adam Berkhoel, Denver G Matt Zaba, Colorado College
Mark Stuart, Colorado College D Ryan Suter, Wisconsin
Ryan Suter, Wisconsin D Matt Carle, Denver
Shane Joseph, Minnesota State F Brady Murray, North Dakota
Brady Murray, North Dakota F David Backes, Minnesota State
Gabe Gauthier, Denver F Robbie Earl, Wisconsin

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Junior Lessard

Junior Lessard

Lucien Lessard Jr., known as Junior Lessard, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who last played for the Thetford Mines Isothermic of the LNAH.

Adam Berkhoel

Adam Berkhoel

Adam James Berkhoel is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers. He was drafted 240th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey

The Denver Pioneers men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Denver. They play at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Pioneers are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Previously, they were members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), from its creation in 1959 to the end of its men's hockey competition in 2013.

List of Division I AHCA All-American Teams

List of Division I AHCA All-American Teams

The Division I AHCA All-American Teams are an annual honor bestowed by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the college hockey players judged to be the top performers in their division. Each team is composed of at least one goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards on ice hockey programs. At least one all-star team has been named by the since the start of NCAA tournament play in 1947–48 after the conclusion of either the regular season or the conference tournaments.

Brown Bears men's ice hockey

Brown Bears men's ice hockey

The Brown Bears men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Brown University. The Bears are a member of ECAC Hockey. They play at the Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island.

Goaltender

Goaltender

In ice hockey, the goaltender is the player responsible for preventing the hockey puck from entering their team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. The goaltender mostly plays in or near the area in front of the net called the goal crease. Goaltenders tend to stay at or beyond the top of the crease to cut down on the angle of shots. In the modern age of goaltending there are two common styles, butterfly and hybrid. Because of the power of shots, the goaltender wears special equipment to protect the body from direct impact.

Bernd Brückler

Bernd Brückler

Bernd Brückler (born August 26, 1981 is an Austrian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the Austrian Hockey League, the Finnish Liiga, and the Kontinental Hockey League.

Andrew Alberts

Andrew Alberts

Andrew James Alberts is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and the Vancouver Canucks. A stay-at-home defenseman, he was known for playing a physical style of game.

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

The Boston College Eagles are a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represent Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The team has competed in Hockey East since 1984, having previously played in the ECAC. The Eagles have won five national championships, the most recent coming in 2012. Home games have been played at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, named after coach John "Snooks" Kelley, since 1988, having previously played at McHugh Forum. The Eagles are coached by former Eagles and NHL defenseman Greg Brown, who recently took over the reins after the retirement of Jerry York.

Defenceman

Defenceman

Defence or defense in ice hockey is a player position that is primarily responsible for preventing the opposing team from scoring. They are often referred to as defencemen, D, D-men or blueliners. They were once called cover-point.

Keith Ballard

Keith Ballard

Keith Galen Ballard is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who previously played in the National Hockey League with the Phoenix Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild. He played college hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for three seasons. After his freshman year, he was selected 11th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Before he made his NHL debut, he was traded twice – initially to the Colorado Avalanche, then to the Phoenix Coyotes. He played his professional rookie season in 2004–05 with the Coyotes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Utah Grizzlies, then debuted with Phoenix the following season. After three years, he was traded to the Florida Panthers, where he spent two seasons before being dealt to Vancouver at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003. The team also shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale. and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship for amateur hockey in 1940. The Gophers are currently coached by Bob Motzko. Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four. The team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival. For much of the team's history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players. This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota, particularly starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from 26 in 1945 to over 150 in 1980. Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent even more, only recruiting Minnesota players in the late 1980s and 1990s, but recent rosters have been more diversified.

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