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U.S. Division I College Hockey, 1997-1998

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

Central Collegiate Hockey Assn.

  W L T Pts GF GA
*Michigan St. (31-6-4) 21 5 4 46 110 54
*Michigan (32-11-1) 22 7 1 45 109 69
*Ohio St. (27-13-2) 19 10 1 39 106 76
N. Michigan (19-5-4) 15 12 3 33 96 90
Miami-OH (18-14-4) 14 12 4 32 100 87
Lake Superior St. (15-18-4) 12 14 4 28 82 100
Notre Dame (18-19-4) 12 14 4 28 91 89
Ferris St. (15-21-3) 12 15 3 27 88 106
W. Michigan (10-25-3) 9 19 2 20 80 91
Alaska-Fairbanks (10-21-4) 7 20 3 17 87 138
Bowling Green (8-27-3) 6 21 3 15 77 126
Conf. Tourney Final: Michigan St. 3, Ohio St. 2 (2OT).
*NCAA Tourney (6-2): Michigan (4-0), Ohio St. (2-1), Michigan St. (0-1).

Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conf.

  W L T Pts GF GA
*Yale (23-9-3) 17 4 1 35 82 44
*Clarkson (23-9-3) 16 4 2 34 86 49
Rennselaer (18-13-4) 11 7 4 26 87 75
Brown (13-16-2) 11 9 2 24 73 64
Harvard (14-17-2) 10 11 1 21 72 78
Colgate (15-15-4) 9 10 3 21 69 75
*Princeton (18-11-7) 7 9 6 20 71 75
Cornell (15-16-2) 9 12 1 19 55 68
Vermont (10-20-4) 7 11 4 18 62 77
St. Lawrence (9-20-4) 8 12 2 18 56 69
Dartmouth (11-13-5) 7 12 3 17 72 77
Union (6-22-4) 4 15 3 11 42 76
Conf. Tourney Final: Princeton 5, Clarkson 4 (OT).
*NCAA Tourney (0-3): Yale (0-1), Clarkson (0-1), Princeton (0-1).

Hockey East Association

  W L T Pts GF GA
*Boston University (28-8-2) 18 4 2 38 95 52
*Boston College (28-9-5) 15 5 4 34 107 78
*New Hampshire (25-12-1) 15 8 1 31 104 62
Northeastern (21-15-3) 13 8 3 29 77 78
UMass-Lowell (16-16-3) 11 10 3 25 88 89
Maine (17-15-4) 10 11 3 23 98 89
Providence (15-18-3) 9 13 2 20 65 83
Merrimack (11-26-1) 4 20 0 8 78 128
UMass-Amherst (6-24-3) 3 19 2 8 62 116
Conf. Tourney Final: Boston College 3, Maine 2.
*NCAA Tourney (4-3): Boston College (2-1), New Hampshire (2-1), Boston University (0-1).

Western Collegiate Hockey Assn.

  W L T Pts GF GA
*North Dakota (30-8-1) 21 6 1 43 127 80
*Wisconsin (26-14-1) 17 10 1 35 102 88
*Colorado College (26-13-3) 16 10 2 34 111 93
St. Cloud St. (22-16-2) 16 11 1 33 101 90
Minnesota-Duluth (21-17-2) 14 12 2 30 94 90
Minnesota (17-22-0) 12 16 0 24 101 94
Michigan Tech (17-20-3) 10 17 1 21 79 116
Denver (11-25-2) 8 18 2 18 91 119
Alaska-Anchorage (6-26-5) 5 19 4 14 45 81
Conf. Tourney Final: Wisconsin 3, North Dakota 2.
*NCAA Tourney (1-3): Colorado College (1-1), North Dakota (0-1), Wisconsin (0-1).

Independents

(Listed alphabetically) Gm W L T Pts GF GA
Air Force 34 15 19 0 30 114 128
Army 34 18 15 1 37 156 106
Canisius 26 12 11 3 27 117 114
Connecticut 27 13 13 1 27 89 96
Fairfield 23 11 12 0 22 110 93
Holy Cross 26 16 8 2 34 98 58
Iona 25 4 20 1 9 49 162
Mankato St. 39 16 17 6 38 145 139
Nebraska-Omaha 34 12 19 3 27 101 121
Niagara 27 14 10 3 31 106 80
Villanova 22 2 20 0 4 35 117

USA Today/American Hockey
Magazine Coaches Poll

Taken March 23, 1998 before NCAA Tournament. First place votes are in parentheses. Final Four teams are in bold.

    League W L T Pts
1 Michigan St. (10) CCHA 31 5 4 100
2 North Dakota WCHA 30 7 1 89
3 Boston College HE 25 8 5 80
4 Boston University HE 28 7 2 69
5 Michigan CCHA 28 11 1 54
6 Wisconsin WCHA 26 13 1 49
7 Ohio St. CCHA 24 12 2 44
8 Clarkson ECAC 23 8 3 29
9 Colorado College WCHA 25 12 3 20
10 New Hampshire HE 23 11 1 10
Also receiving votes: Yale (4 pts), Princeton (2).

Scoring Leaders

Including postseason games.

  Cl Gm G A Pts PPG
Rob Curtis, Fairfield Jr. 22 27 17 44 2.00
Ryan Murray, Fairfield Sr. 21 12 27 39 1.86
Josh Oort, Canisius Sr. 25 17 28 45 1.80
Jason Krog, UNH Jr. 38 33 33 66 1.74
Derek Bekar, UNH Jr. 35 32 28 60 1.71
Marty Reasoner, BC Jr. 41 31 38 69 1.68
Mark Mowers, UNH Sr. 35 25 31 56 1.60
Tom Nolan, UNH Sr. 37 18 41 59 1.59
Mike York, Michigan St. Jr. 37 25 31 56 1.51
Chris Drury, BU Sr. 38 28 29 57 1.50
Rejean Stringer, Merrimack Jr. 38 11 46 57 1.50
Justin Kieffer, Air Force Jr. 34 24 27 51 1.50
Jeff Halpern, Princeton Jr. 36 28 25 53 1.47
Brian Gionta, BC Fr. 39 29 28 57 1.46
Andy Lundbohm, Army Jr. 30 18 25 43 1.43

Goaltending Leaders

Including postseason games; minimum 15 games.

  Cl Record Sv% GAA
Chad Alban, Michigan St. Sr. 29-4-4 .926 1.57
Tom Noble, BU Sr. 11-4-1 .907 2.13
Marty Turco, Michigan Sr. 31-10-1 .906 2.18
Michel Laroque, BU Jr. 17-4-1 .912 2.19
Karl Goehring, N. Dakota Fr. 23-3-1 .913 2.27
Dan Murphy, Clarkson Sr. 10-9-2 .907 2.27
Alex Westlund, Yale Jr. 20-9-3 .919 2.32
Jeff Maund, Ohio St. Fr. 22-8-0 .922 2.36
Chris Bernard, Clarkson Sr. 13-0-1 .899 2.43
Sean Matile, UNH Jr. 25-12-1 .908 2.52

 

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