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U.S. Division I College Hockey, 1996-1997

Final regular season standings; overall records, including all postseason tournament games, in parentheses.

Central Collegiate Hockey Assn.

  W L T Pts GF GA
*Michigan (35-4-4) 21 3 3 45 151 64
*Miami-OH (27-12-1) 19 7 1 39 112 79
*Michigan St. (23-13-4) 16 7 4 36 99 76
Lake Superior St. (19-14-5) 15 8 4 34 106 98
Bowling Green (17-16-5) 10 12 5 25 100 104
W. Michigan (14-18-5) 10 12 5 25 94 99
Ohio St. (12-25-2) 9 16 2 20 95 132
Alaska-Fairbanks (14-22-1) 8 18 1 17 92 126
Ferris St. (11-23-3) 7 18 2 16 83 121
Notre Dame (9-25-1) 6 20 1 13 73 106
Tiebreaker: Bowling Green was awarded fifth place over W. Michigan based on a 2-0-1 head-to-head record.
Conf. Tourney Final: Michigan 3, Michigan St. 1.
*NCAA Tourney (1-3): Michigan (1-1), Miami-OH (0-1), Michigan St. (0-1).

Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conf.

  W L T Pts GF GA
*Clarkson (27-10-0) 17 5 0 34 94 54
*Cornell (21-9-5) 14 6 2 30 80 63
*Vermont (22-11-3) 13 6 3 29 67 60
Rensselaer (20-12-4) 12 7 3 27 83 71
Union (18-13-3) 11 8 3 25 63 54
Princeton (18-12-4) 11 8 3 25 70 59
Colgate (16-14-3) 10 9 3 23 79 79
Harvard (11-18-3) 9 11 2 20 64 67
St. Lawrence (10-20-5) 5 12 5 15 78 92
Yale (10-19-3) 6 14 2 14 61 82
Dartmouth (10-17-2) 5 15 2 12 75 100
Brown (7-19-3) 4 16 2 10 81 114
Conf. Tourney Final: Cornell 2, Clarkson 1.
*NCAA Tourney (1-3): Clarkson (0-1), Cornell (1-1), Vermont (0-1).

Hockey East Association

  W L T Pts GF GA
*Boston University (26-9-6) 16 4 4 36 116 71
*New Hampshire (28-11-0) 18 6 0 36 130 76
Maine (24-10-1) 16 7 1 33 120 76
Providence (15-20-1) 12 11 1 25 101 88
Merrimack (15-19-2) 11 11 2 24 88 98
Boston College (15-19-4) 9 12 3 21 96 112
UMass-Lowell (15-21-2) 9 14 1 19 83 113
UMass-Amherst (12-23-0) 7 17 0 14 69 117
Northeastern (8-25-3) 3 19 2 8 66 118
Note: Maine was ruled ineligible for postseason play.
Conf. Tourney Final: Boston University 4, New Hampshire 2.
*NCAA Tourney (2-2): Boston University (2-1), New Hampshire (0-1).

Western Collegiate Hockey Assn.

  W L T Pts GF GA
*North Dakota (31-10-2) 21 10 1 43 137 105
*Minnesota (28-13-1) 21 10 1 43 129 94
St. Cloud St. (23-13-4) 18 10 4 40 127 105
*Colorado College (25-15-4) 17 11 4 38 121 107
*Denver (24-13-4) 17 11 4 38 127 99
Minnesota-Duluth (18-16-4) 15 13 4 34 115 111
Wisconsin (15-21-2) 15 15 2 32 115 115
Northern Michigan (13-24-3) 9 21 2 20 78 127
Alaska-Anchorage (9-23-4) 7 21 4 18 75 109
Michigan Tech (8-27-4) 5 23 4 14 81 133
Conf. Tourney Final: North Dakota 4, Minnesota 3 (OT).
*NCAA Tourney (7-3): North Dakota (3-0), Minnesota (1-1), Colorado College (2-1), Denver (1-1).

USA Today/American Hockey
Magazine Coaches Poll

Taken April 1, 1997 after NCAA Tournament. First place votes are in parentheses. Final Four teams are in bold.

    League W L T Pts
1 North Dakota (10) WCHA 31 10 2 100
2 Boston University HEA 26 9 6 90
3 Michigan CCHA 35 4 4 80
4 Minnesota WCHA 28 13 1 66
5 Colorado College WCHA 25 15 4 64
6 Clarkson ECAC 27 10 0 50
7 Denver WCHA 24 13 4 40
8 New Hampshire HEA 28 11 0 26
9 Cornell ECAC 21 9 5 24
10 Michigan St. CCHA 23 13 4 5
Also receiving votes: Miami-OH (3 pts), Vermont (2 pts).

Leading Scorers

Including postseason games.

  Cl Gm G A Pts PPG
Brendan Morrison, Mich. Sr. 42 30 55 85 2.02
Todd White, Clarkson Sr. 37 38 36 74 2.00
Bill Muckalt, Michigan Jr. 35 25 37 62 1.77
Jason Krog, UNH So. 39 23 44 67 1.72
Martin St. Louis, Vermont Sr. 36 24 36 60 1.67
Mike Harder, Colgate Sr. 33 22 33 55 1.67
Eric Perrin, Vermont Sr. 36 26 33 59 1.64
Mike Johnson, Bowl. Green Sr. 37 27 32 59 1.59
Tom Nolan, UNH Jr. 32 22 29 51 1.59
Eric Boguniecki, UNH Sr. 36 26 31 57 1.58
Josh Oort, Canisius Jr. 26 12 29 41 1.58
Eric Healey, Rensselaer Jr. 36 30 26 56 1.56
Frank Fede, Army Sr. 31 20 28 48 1.55
Jean-Francois Houle, Clark. Sr. 37 21 36 57 1.54
Andy Lundbohm, Army So. 28 18 25 43 1.54
Curtis Fry, Bowl. Green Sr. 36 19 36 55 1.53
Randy Robitaille, Miami-OH So. 37 27 29 56 1.51
Chris Drury, BU Jr. 41 38 24 62 1.51
Mark Mowers, UNH Jr. 39 26 32 58 1.49
Jay Kasperek, Niagara Fr. 27 20 20 40 1.48
Jason Botterill, Michigan Sr. 41 36 24 60 1.46
John Madden, Michigan Sr. 41 26 34 60 1.46
Mikko Sivonen, Niagara Fr. 27 14 25 39 1.44
Steve Kariya, Maine So. 34 18 30 48 1.41
Peter DeSantis, Niagara Fr. 27 21 17 38 1.41

Leading Goaltenders

Including postseason games; minimum 15 games.

  Cl Record Sv% GAA
Trevor Koenig, Union Jr. 15-11-2 .931 2.03
Marty Turco, Michigan Jr. 32-4-4 .894 2.29
Aaron Schweitzer, N. Dakota Fr. 17-3-0 .908 2.31
Dan Murphy, Clarkson Jr. 27-9-0 .917 2.33
Michel Larocque, BU So. 16-4-4 .911 2.37
Jason Elliott, Cornell Jr. 16-7-2 .909 2.73
Chad Alban, Michigan St. Jr. 22-11-4 .894 2.74
Jim Mullin, Denver Sr. 11-7-4 .900 2.75
Trevor Prior. Miami-OH Jr. 16-10-1 .893 2.78
Tim Thomas, Vermont Sr. 22-11-3 .914 2.81

 

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